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Colossians 1:13-14 "13 He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." ESV...

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HEALTHY = HUNGRY

I recently heard a doctor describe children with big appetites as healthy children. In a similar way, Christians who are hungry tend to be healthier. A strong and growing appetite for God's Word, for prayer, for worship, and for fellowship are all significant marks of spiritual health and vitality. The opposite is true as well: a decreasing appetite for those areas signal ...

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Good Word

A good passage to meditate upon today - Isaiah 10:1-4God watches closely over the way we treat the poor, the fatherless, and the widow - those most vulnerable in society...Isaiah 10:1-4 (HCSB) - "Woe to those enacting crooked statutes and writing oppressive laws 2 to keep the poor from getting a fair trial and to deprive the afflicted among my people of justice, so that wi...

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It's More Helpful to ask "What Now?" Rather Than "Why?"

A friend posted this link to Lysa TerKeurst's Facebook page. She says that she has discovered that it's more helpful to ask God, "What now?" instead of "Why?" when trying to work through challenging circumstances and disappointments - the trials that are common to everyone who is breathing. Here's Lysa's post: I’ve realized that trying to figure out why God allows c...

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GET UP AND DO THE NEXT RIGHT THING!

Today's post comes from one of our partner churches outside of Ft. Worth, Texas. Every weekday pastor Craig of First Church of Colleyville, Texas posts a 2 minute video devotional called "Morning Thrive." These videos are a great way to start your work day!! Bitterness and boredom make for a miserable thought life! There aren't many other combinations that produce long te...

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Prayerlessness is Our Declaration of Independence from God

"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." Romans 12:12 ...

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Consider a Family Missions Trip

Have you ever thought about taking your family on a mission trip? There are other benefits besides serving others and widening your children's perspective. It may just save your marriage and family like it did for this author... "What began as a church bulletin announcement has become a family legacy. I regularly tell my three-year-old son about what is happening in Roman...

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A Baptist Catechism

A good tool to "keep growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (2 Peter 3:17)...

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THE LOSS OF "CHRISTENDOM" IS A GOOD THING...

Christendom" (when culture and Christianity are largely in sync) is over in America. And that's a good thing for the church and a good thing for the culture. One of the most destructive historical events for the church was its legalization and state sanctioning by Constantine in the 4th century. All of a sudden there was an enormous influx of non-Christians bringing lots o...

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RESPONSE TO THE SUPREME COURT'S DECISION TO REDEFINE MARRIAGE

Love that denies the truths of the Bible is not love, but truths of the Bible without love isn't love either. May the love of Christ control you and may He love others through your words and your actions (2 Corinthians 5:14-15). ...

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