A Time to Be Renewed DO YOU QUALIFY

Not every believer is equipped to establish other Christians in the faith. Ideally, every Christian should be mature enough to help others grow in the Lord and learn to stand on their own two feet. Unfortunately, some Christians are like those described in Hebrews 5:11-14. They have gone backward in...

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A Time to Be Renewed POWER WITHIN

While flying back to Chicago from upper New York via New York City, we had to stay in our holding pattern over Kennedy Airport for more than an hour. When the stewardess announced that we would be landing an hour late, a man across the aisle shouted, “Bring out the...

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A Time to Be Renewed NOBODY’S PERFECT

The phrase “make you perfect” in Hebrews 13:21 is the transla­tion of one Greek word, katartidzo. This word was familiar to the people who received the letter to the Hebrews. Doctors knew it because it meant “to set a broken bone.” To fishermen it meant “to mend a broken net.”...

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A Time to Be Renewed TURN THE OTHER CHEEK

The original Law kept people from forcing the offender to pay a greater price than the offense deserved. It also prevented people from taking personal revenge. Jesus replaced a law with an attitude: Be willing to suffer loss yourself rather than cause another to suffer. Of course, He applied this...

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