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Does God Love Us All Equally?

There are a few verses in Scripture that have caused me to ponder and think over the years for different reasons depending on the verse, and there is one about the disciple John that really made me sit back and think. During Jesus’ last supper with His disciples, the Bible …

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Should We Observe the Sabbath?

There have been many arguments among believers as to whether we are to observe the commandments of the Old Testament including whether we should observe the weekly (and other) Sabbaths. Well, according to the scriptures we aren’t the only ones who have disputed these topics. The elders and apostles did …

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How One Man’s Death Saved Many

As I studied John 11, I was humbled by verses 49-50 where Caiaphas was prophesied and proclaimed to the people how it was better that Jesus die rather than everyone perish: “… Then one of them, named Caiaphas, who was high priest that year, spoke up, “You know nothing at all! You do not realize …

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Jealousy Is a Hidden Danger—Here’s Why

In the book of Proverbs, there’s a verse in chapter 27 where jealousy is contrasted against wrath and anger, and it’s a real eye-opener that I want to highlight here. Here’s the verse: Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, But who is able to stand before jealousy? Proverbs 27:4 (NKJV) The words describing …

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Why Did God Give Adam and Eve a choice in the First Place?

As a Christian, I’ve grown up hearing about the necessity of spiritual growth and going through the process, but there’s been times that I’ve wished God worked a bit more ‘magical’ than this. If we’re all honest with ourselves, we all want to either avoid the process, or want God …

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How to Be Selfless in Your Suffering

The suffering of this present time cannot be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us. Many of us have read this scripture and gave a spiritual nod of agreement yet fail to apply its principle when faced with tribulation. The carnal or fleshly mind struggles to foresee …

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The Importance of Being a Good Steward of Our God-Given Gifts

Obtain mastery over what you have instead of obsessing over what you lack. Often our ability can’t maintain the responsibility of the desires our hearts contain. Matthew chapter 25:14-30 teaches us a valuable lesson about being good stewards over what the Lord has entrusted us with. In the parable, there …

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What Black Panther Can Teach the Church About Community Outreach

In today’s world, social awareness has been a central topic of discussion among African-American millenials. Racial injustice, inequality, and identity have all been subjects at the forefront of the conscious community. The recent debut of the Black Panther movie has inspired a plethora of dialogue about the issues within this …

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Is Life Truly Sacred and Does It Matter?

One of the starkest contrasts between human life and every other life form is the sacredness of human life—meaning how it’s set apart from everything else in honor and value. As a believer, I believe that it is only through Christ and the word of God that sacredness has the right context, …

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Are You Allowing God to Fully Transform Your Heart?

The heart of the matter is truly the matter of the heart. Matter is what something is made of. Prior to salvation our hearts are deceitful above all things and desperately wicked as Jeremiah 17:9 states. Heart in Greek is transliterated as kardia meaning: inner life, mind, will, intention, and character. …

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