Archive for the ‘Bible Study’ Category

There is a Greater Victory Than a Change in Circumstance

There are those times when you pray, and then you pray again, and then you pray again. And nothing happens. It feels like those prayers you lift up about your health, your children, your church – they hit the ceiling and then fall back to the ground. There is no measurable change in your life [...]

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This. Is. The. Day.

“This is the day that the Lord has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). Sounds easy enough, doesn’t it? But take a look at your schedule. Take a look at your agenda. Take a look at the host of things that simply must be done this day, consider how many of them [...]

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The Formula for Endurance

One of my favorite all time movies is the original Rocky. Long before Rocky fought the Cold War on behalf of the good ole US of A, he was a near illiterate leg-breaker in Philly who just happened to be picked out of a hat by the reigning champion of the world Apollo Creed. Apollo [...]

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I Am Barabbas

He’s barely mentioned in the Bible, and yet his story, maybe more than any other, serves to explain the gospel. He is Barrabas. Or rather, I am Barabbas. Here is what we know about this man: 1. He was a rebel. One of his crimes was insurrection; he led a rebellion against the rulers of [...]

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Lord, Make Me a Generous Father

“Lord, make me a generous father.” This is a prayer I’ve been praying recently. I started praying it because I read Jesus’ description of our heavenly Father in Luke 11:11-13: “What father among you, if his son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead of a fish? Or if he asks for [...]

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Unity, Apart from the Gospel, is Self-Exaltation

God loves unity. In John 17, Jesus’ high priestly prayer just before His death, He could have prayed many things for His followers, and He did. But one of the recurring themes in that passage of Scripture is unity: “…protect them by Your name that You have given Me, so that they may be one [...]

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3 Surprising Ways to Boast in the Lord

What does it mean to boast? Even if you can’t quote the definition, you know it when you see it, just like our kids do. There is a certain way you tweak your voice, a certain way you hold your head, and ultimately a certain way you view yourself that is boasting. Through all those [...]

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The God Who Fixes… Or Doesn’t Fix… Your Problem

God is able. He’s definitely able. And it’s really irrelevant what kind of problem you are bringing to the table right now. It can be big, or it can be small. It can be global, or it can be local. It can be an issue of health, finance, spiritual condition, or church. No matter what [...]

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Be Careful When You Pull Jesus Aside

Sometimes Jesus spoke mysteriously. Through stories that seemed like riddles, Jesus talked about the past, predicted the future, and shed cutting light into the present. Very few people, even those who thought they knew Him best, understood most, or even half, of what He was saying at a given moment. But then there were moments [...]

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The True Issue at the Bottom of Kingdom Investment

“You evil, lazy slave!” These are the words the master had for the third servant in Jesus’ story recorded in Matthew 25. Each had been given a substantial sum of money; each had made choices about what to do with it. The first two servants, with varying success, had taken what had been entrusted to [...]

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