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Luke 7:16 — Today’s Verse for Tuesday, July 16, 2024

[After Jesus had raised the son of the widow from Nain: Those in the crowd who saw this] were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."— Luke 7:16 Now you can listen to Today's Verse on iTunes, Spotify, Echo devices, and more! Thoughts on Today's Verse... Jesus came to do God's work. He came […]

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Daily Verse

Verse of the Day – Luke 7:16

[After Jesus had raised the son of the widow from Nain: Those in the crowd who saw this] were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."—Luke 7:16Thoughts on Today's Verse...Jesus came to do God's work. He came as the Son of God, God incarnate in human flesh (John 1:14-18). He came to reveal God. […]

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Compassion

The Impact Of “Extra Baggage” On Spiritual Growth

Photo by William Warby on Unsplash “Extra baggage” weighs us down and hinders spiritual growth. Spiritual pride is the worst kind of “extra baggage.” How can we recognize it and throw it off? Scripture:        Isaiah, chapters 22-24; Hebrews, chapter 12 Hebrews 12:1-2 (CEB): So then let’s also run the race that is laid out in front of us, since we have such a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us. Let’s […]

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Why I Left Christianity and Will Never Return – Patheos

Leaving a faith tradition as deeply rooted and pervasive as Christianity is not a decision made lightly. For many, it is a process fraught with internal conflict, societal pressure, and the fear of eternal repercussions. My journey away from Christianity was long and arduous, involving deep introspection and extensive research. It began in earnest with deconstruction, followed by a foray into inclusionist/universalist theology, a segue to atheism, ultimately leading to where I am now – an “agnostic antitheist” (I’ll cover […]

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Sorry Christianity Today, You are only making things worse – Patheos

We must be advocates of peace. This means that we recognize that violence will never bring peace.courtesy NYTimes I really enjoyed listening to Mike Cosper’s (Christianity Today) podcast series, “The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill.” I appreciated the way he handled the discussions related to Mark Driscoll’s misconduct at Mars Hill. Cosper’s approach had a pastoral touch, almost as though he understood the experiences of individuals like myself, who have been hurt by mega churches. For this, I am […]

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Daily Verse

Mark 7:15 — Today’s Verse for Monday, July 15, 2024

[Jesus challenged the outward show of religiosity among religious people who were ignoring their inner need to be humble and pure before God. He said:] "Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.'"— Mark 7:15 Now you can listen to Today's Verse on iTunes, Spotify, Echo devices, and more! Thoughts on Today's Verse... We get […]

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Verse of the Day – Mark 7:15

[Jesus challenged the outward show of religiosity among religious people who were ignoring their inner need to be humble and pure before God. He said:] "Nothing outside a person can defile them by going into them. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles them.'"—Mark 7:15Thoughts on Today's Verse...We get so hung up on externals, appearances, and facades. Jesus cuts to the core of God's concern — […]

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Pulled out of the rabbit hole: Meet the conspiracy theorists who are turning to Christ – Premier Christianity

Premier Christianity uses cookies Read our cookie policy.By Kate Orson2024-03-25T14:27:00+00:00Kate Orson speaks to the converts who are leaving the truther and new age movements behindAn increasing number of people who have followed conspiracy theories are turning to Jesus. That’s a bold claim, but I know it’s true, partly because it happened to me.In 2016, a video popped up on my Facebook feed. In it, a man shared his story of supposedly being abducted by aliens. I was intrigued, partly because of […]

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I Was a Disenchanted Deadhead Who Found Christ on a Greyhound Bus – ChristianityToday.com

I was born outside the church—very far outside. Neither of my parents were Christians when I was a kid. We were a military family, my dad a Marine, and we bounced around several military bases, mostly in North Carolina. My dad was made of stone, a chiseled, highly decorated Marine who had served in the Vietnam War era. And while he was an excellent Marine, he was better at holding weapons and dodging bullets than he was at engaging with […]

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Verse of the Day – 2 Chronicles 7:14

[The LORD appeared to Solomon upon the completion of the temple and said,] "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."—2 Chronicles 7:14Thoughts on Today's Verse...Concerned people use this passage in our day when discussing the problems with […]

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