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The Testing of One’s Faith

Make no mistake about it.  One’s faith will be tested, and tested again, in this life.  James writes of “the testing of your faith” (James 1:3).  These tests are common to man (1 Corinthians 10:13).  We should not be surprised … Continue reading

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Determining God’s Will

How does one determine God’s will for one’s life?  Many are looking for subtle signs.  Consider: (1) I once heard of someone who was trying to decide which church to attend.  One day, while driving through town, the person noticed … Continue reading

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What’s Your Cause?

It is normal for one to want a cause in life.  By “cause,” I mean: “a goal or principle served with dedication and zeal” (yourdictionary.com).  A person desires meaning and purpose in life. A Christian has a cause.  Jesus taught, … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: What Does The Lord Desire?

“I desire mercy and not sacrifice, and knowledge of God more than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:8). Didn’t God require animal sacrifices and burnt offerings? He certainly did (e.g. Leviticus 1–7, 16, 23). However, some began to treat the sacrifices as … Continue reading

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The Seven “I Am’s”: The Bread of Life

Man cannot physically live very long without food and water.  Four to six weeks without food is about the physical limits for most.  Three to five days without water under even ideal circumstances is about the maximum for most.  There … Continue reading

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