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We Can’t Turn a Blind Eye to Harmful Ideologies – ChristianityToday.com

I’m probably going to head to Israel next week.”When my friend and colleague Mike Cosper said this to me barely a month after Hamas terrorists attacked Israeli civilians, I feared for his life. I prayed every day for his protection. But I’m glad he made the trip.Cosper’s journey resulted in our cover story. He paints a vivid picture of the aftermath in the war-torn kibbutz of Kfar Aza. He goes […]

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Verse of the Day – 1 John 4:18

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. —1 John 4:18Thoughts on Today's Verse...Do you remember what Jesus said when he walked on the water, coming to his disciples through the storm? He told them, "Do not fear, I Am." In the presence of God's holy and all-powerful Son, […]

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1 John 4:18 — Today’s Verse for Thursday, April 18, 2024

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18 Now you can listen to Today's Verse on iTunes, Spotify, Echo devices, and more! Thoughts on Today's Verse... Do you remember what Jesus said when he walked on the water, coming to his disciples through the storm? […]

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James 4:17 — Today’s Verse for Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.— James 4:17 Now you can listen to Today's Verse on iTunes, Spotify, Echo devices, and more! Thoughts on Today's Verse... James' brother, Jesus, taught this principle when he healed on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-7) and told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). If we have the opportunity and ability to do good to […]

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Verse of the Day – James 4:17

Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn't do it, sins.—James 4:17Thoughts on Today's Verse...James' brother, Jesus, taught this principle when he healed on the Sabbath (Mark 3:1-7) and told the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:29-37). If we have the opportunity and ability to do good to someone in need, then if we don't do it, then we are participating in their destruction. The […]

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“The Lord Hates Anyone Who Loves Violence”

Photo by Melissa Laun on Unsplash We live in a violent world; it becomes more violent every day. But Psalm 11 tells us that the Lord hates anyone who loves violence. How do we reconcile that with the state of our world? Scripture:        1 Samuel, chapter 18; 1 Chronicles, chapter 6; Psalm 11; Matthew, chapter 3 Psalm 11 (CEB): I have taken refuge in the Lord. So how can you […]

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Is the Church facing a cost-of-serving crisis? – Premier Christianity

Premier Christianity uses cookies Read our cookie policy.By Andrew Horton2024-03-20T11:02:00+00:00Service is a vital part of the Christian faith. But if preachers are constantly challenging their congregations to ‘do more’ it will lead to burnout, says Andrew Horton Source: Wavebreak Media ltd / Alamy Stock PhotoIt was Sunday, and I couldn’t bring myself to go to church.I couldn’t face another challenge from the front.Weary and bruised from another busy week of life, I’d rather remain […]

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Ephesians 4:16 — Today’s Verse for Tuesday, April 16, 2024

From [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.— Ephesians 4:16 Now you can listen to Today's Verse on iTunes, Spotify, Echo devices, and more! Thoughts on Today's Verse... Ephesians and Colossians emphasize that no human being, or even a group of human beings, is the head of the Church. Jesus alone is […]

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Verse of the Day – Ephesians 4:16

From [Christ] the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.—Ephesians 4:16Thoughts on Today's Verse...Ephesians and Colossians emphasize that no human being, or even a group of human beings, is the head of the Church. Jesus alone is the head of the Church. He sets our direction. He is our example. Christ is our goal […]

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“The Lord Rules Forever!” | My Journey

Photo by Greg Jenkins on Unsplash In the midst of a world that is filled with anger and fear, Psalm 9 reminds us that “the Lord rules forever!” So let’s thank him and trust him to lead us each day! Scripture:        1 Samuel, chapter 17; Psalm 9; Matthew, chapter 2 Psalm 9:1-10 (CEB): I will thank you, Lord, with all my heart; I will talk about all your wonderful acts. […]

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