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    Maintaining a Temple

    Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) To fully take care of […] More

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    True Living

    And the dead man came out, his hands and feet bound in grave clothes, his face wrapped in a head cloth. Jesus told them, “Unwrap him and let him go!” John 11:44 (NLT) Jesus had just called to Lazarus. “Come out!” And the man who had been dead for four days responded to the voice […] More

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    Take Notice

    By this time they were nearing Emmaus and the end of their journey. Jesus acted as if he were going on, but they begged him, “Stay the night with us, since it is getting late.” So he went home with them. Luke 24:28-29 (NLT) I do a Bible Study with twenty and thirty somethings. I […] More

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    This is the message you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. 1 John 3:11 (NLT) Many, many years ago there was a woman in my life that drove me crazy. We didn’t get along but we were sharing life together because we were family. It felt like everything I did or […] More

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    He Gave

    For this is how God loved the world: He gave…John 3:16 (NLT) Think about that for a minute. When we recite this verse we breeze through it because we know it so well. I know I get to the part that says for whoever believes in him, noting that everyone gets to come. But what […] More

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    Obsessed with A Staggering Purpose

    Then He said to them, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. (Luke 10:2 NKJV) Martin Strel once swam the entire length of the Mississippi River. Oh, and I should mention the Yangtze. And the Danube. No kidding. […] More

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    Many Are Called but Few Choose

    “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14 NLT)   If we were loved before we were created, then all are called.  However not everyone responds to the love of God.  Once my granddaughter asked me “Why doesn’t everyone love God?”  That is a good question.  I don’t understand why more people don’t […] More

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    Children of the King

    “Now if we are children, then we are heirs–heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ”…  (Romans 8:17 NIV) “If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”  (Galatians 3:29 NIV) “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of […] More

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    We Are Special

    As for us, we can’t help but thank God for you, dear brothers and sisters loved by the Lord. We are always thankful that God chose you to be among the first to experience salvation – a salvation that came through the Spirit who makes you holy and through your belief in the truth. (2 […] More

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    Our BFF

    I no longer call you slaves, because a master doesn’t confide in His slaves. Now you are My friends, since I have told you everything the Father told Me. (John 15:15 NLT) John 15 is like a love letter to us.  Jesus gives encouragement to stay connected to Him like branches on a vine is […] More

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    More Valuable than A Sparrow

    Long ago the LORD said to Israel: “I have loved you, My people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to Myself. (Jeremiah 31:3 NLT) Jeremiah 31:3 is one of my favorite verses.  God will always love us.  He loved us before we were created. He will love us for eternity.  […] More

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    How Are We Chosen?

    Even before He made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in His eyes. (Ephesians 1:4 NLT) We were chosen before the earth was formed.  We were created to be loved by God.  God used parental love, the highest form of earthly love, to describe the […] More

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