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Praying Your Temperament

I began my life with God privately, a thirteen-year-old in my room at night, pouring out my concerns and wishes to a God I didn’t know and begging Him to be real. Ironically, that was probably the best prayer time in my entire life. Back then I knew I didn’t have a clue about God […]

A Kingdom of Peace

In 1972, Harold (not his real name) received his draft card welcoming him to the Vietnam War. Our family had been dreading this day for several years, as Harold had issues with war and refused to participate in it. Besides this, young Harold is the Forest Gump of our family, and as such, he is […]

Amazing Grace

“Unclean, unclean!” Lepers had to scream when they saw someone healthy coming near to them. The best way against leprosy in Jesus’ day was to isolate them from society and let them die alone, far from their families. Lepers did not receive health care or spiritual care, since the priests couldn’t go near them. Nor […]

God’s Enduring Faithfulness

by Tanner Scott   God has many attributes, and all of these perfections are important. I say perfections because God is the perfect embodiment of His attributes, including His faithfulness. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (NKJV). Faith is necessary for Christians if […]

God’s Faithfulness

by Dinah Davis   What does God’s faithfulness mean, exactly? In short, it means His steadfast trustworthiness. I have always thought that our job was to be faithful to God, not for God to be faithful to us. However, that is not the case. It is much more difficult for us to be faithful than […]

God’s Faithfulness

by Kara Caswell   God’s faithfulness is evident all around us. Sometimes we are blind to the different ways God is working in our lives. However, even when we don’t see His faithfulness, we can have confidence in it because the Bible reminds us time and again that God is faithful. For example, Hebrews 10:23 […]

Faith of Our Father

by Abrianna Sandy   As Christians, we put our faith in God because we know that He is faithful to us and loves and protects us. God’s faithfulness is what our whole faith is based on, and faith is the foundation of Christianity. Psalm 37:3 says, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in […]

Three Keys to Enduring Suffering

According to Open Doors, more than fifty countries are listed as hostile to Christianity. This means that if one becomes a believer in Jesus Christ as Savior, they can expect to face suffering. Even though we in the West are not used to thinking about suffering for Christ’s sake, we need to be ready for […]

Reconciliation in God’s Time

The Bible says much about the subject of reconciliation. Through the blood of Christ, God forgave our sins and reconciled us to Him. But what happens when someone does wrong to us? We can gain insight through the story of Jacob and Esau. Family conflicts Long ago, there were twin brothers born to parents who […]

Iron Sharpens Iron

You may not realize that the old adage “Iron sharpens iron” comes from the Bible. It’s from a brief phrase in Proverbs 27:17. The full verse says, “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” If you’ve ever heard the phrase, you probably have a decent idea of what it means. It’s about being mutually […]