Jesus is King of the World

Jesus is King of the World

For those of us living in a democracy, it’s a little hard to grasp the role and authority that Jesus has as King of the world. If we think back to the fairytales we heard as children, we might recall an old man in a story – usually the father of a prince or princess...

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Jesus is the Light of the World

Jesus is the Light of the World

Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord shines over you. Isaiah 60:1 Jesus, You are the light of the world. When we follow You, we never walk in darkness. You give the light of life. You are a perfect gift from God – the Father of lights – in...

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God’s Gift of Joy to the World

God’s Gift of Joy to the World

Joy. It’s a term that’s nearly synonymous with Christmas. We see the 3-letter term everywhere, from giant inflatable yard decorations to miniature tree ornaments. Yes, Christmas is known as a season of joy. Unlike the holiday joy that stems from the spirit of giving,...

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When Gratitude Doesn’t Come Easily

When Gratitude Doesn’t Come Easily

We don’t always feel like giving thanks, do we? Yet we’re instructed to give thanks in all circumstances (1 Thes 5:18). When we’re feeling anxious, we’re taught to pray with thanksgiving (Philippians 4:6). Consider the example Jesus gave at the Lord’s Supper…

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9 Books that will Strengthen Your Prayers Today

9 Books that will Strengthen Your Prayers Today

I know that we can all use a boost in our prayer lives, whether we’re seasoned or new to the practice. On the week of Black Friday, I thought I’d share some of my favorite books on the topic of prayer. Perhaps they’ll make good gifts for someone on your list, perhaps they’ll serve as hints for those purchasing gifts for you, or maybe they’ll help build your Amazon wishlist and eventually make it into your library.

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Trusting God – as Jesus Did

Trusting God – as Jesus Did

Have you ever wondered how to trust God, or what trusting God even looks like? I have. I struggle with trust – a lot. It’s hard for me to trust others. I believe this is because it’s so painfully challenging to trust myself at times. Yet the Lord continually whispers,...

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Using the Sword of the Spirit

Using the Sword of the Spirit

If you knew of an effective, spiritual sword that would flawlessly protect you from the schemes of the enemy, would you use it? Jesus did. He was hungry, hadn’t likely slept well for weeks, and was far from what might have felt comfortable. 40 days of fasting in the...

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