A Time to Be Renewed BECOMING OUR BEST

Beware of “the deceitfulness of sin” (Hebrews 3:13). Sin always promises freedom but in the end brings bondage. It promises life but instead brings death. Sin has a way of gradually binding a person until there is no way of escape, apart from the gracious intervention of the Lord. Even...

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A Time to Be Renewed THE WONDER OF GOD’S POWER

God is omnipotent—all-powerful. The psalmist might have used God’s vast creation as an example of God’s great power, but instead he used the miracle of birth (Psalm 139:13-18). Conception, development, and birth are perpetual wonders that an understanding of genetics, anatomy, and obstetrics cannot erase. It is tragic that the...

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A Time to Be Renewed WALK THE TALK

A congregation was singing the familiar song “For You I Am Praying,” as the closing hymn. The preacher turned to a man on the platform and asked quietly, “For whom are you praying?” The man was stunned. “Why, I guess I’m not praying for anybody. Why do you ask?” “Well,...

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