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Revive Our Hearts: Faithfulness and the Crown of Life--Revelation: Smyrna
Nancy continues her study in Revelation by exploring the letter to the church in Smyrna—one that experienced intense persecution and suffering. She reminds us that in times of trials, it’s not as important to know why as to know Who, and she challenges us to lift our eyes above our circumstances and look to Jesus for comfort and strength.
Revive Our Hearts: Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 12): Leaving a Legacy
Nancy concludes her series on the life of Joshua as she shares lessons we can learn from this humble servant-leader. Throughout his life, Joshua pointed people to the Lord, reminding them of God’s faithfulness and exhorting them to stay faithful to Him. As we study the summary of how this man served God’s purpose in his generation, you’ll be challenged to serve the purpose of God in yours.
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Revive Our Hearts: Lessons from the Life of Joshua (Part 2): Learning to be Teachable
Many people start out well in the Christian life, but fall out of the race before they reach the finish line. In Joshua, however, we see an example of faithfulness over the long haul.
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Only One Choice - #6137
Life is so much less confusing when you've already decided your bottom line - "I will always do what's right...I will always do what God can honor." "Offer right sacrifices"...then, "trust in the Lord." Before you run each day's race, let God hand you His note that says, "He that honors Me I will honor" (1 Samuel 2:30).
When the Goal is Beyond Your Reach - #6134
Jesus was beckoning Peter to do something he had never done so he could experience something he had never experienced, just like I was doing with my little granddaughter. And that day Peter decided to take an even riskier step. He left the only life he knew, as a fisherman, and chose to follow Jesus wherever He took him, which was to give to his life a spiritual significance he could have never imagined. But he had to move beyond what was safe, and so do you.
Washing in Water That Cannot Make You Clean - #6118
You have a decision to make: the ultimate life-or-death decision. Will you put your total trust in what Jesus did to pay for your sins on the cross? Or will you put your hope in something else? The outcomes of that decision are heaven or hell, and God leaves it to you to choose.
When Nothing's Happening - #6110
God is so often the God of the eleventh hour. He waits until the moment when everyone will know it had to be Him. He waits so our faith can stretch farther than its ever stretched before so He can do greater things for us than He's ever done before.
How to Have Everything You Need When You Need It - #6104
How will He supply what you need? Oh, He has so many ways, but you can be sure that, as in Elijah's time of need, God has "ordered His ravens" to deliver it. And when will you have it? You can be sure you'll have everything you need on the day you need it. Until then, your assignment is clear - be where God wants you to be, doing what God wants you to do that day.
The Beautiful Truth About Life's Ugliest Words - #6102
Great faith can trigger miraculous outcomes, even when you're living one of life's ugliest words. And great faith - the kind that amazes Jesus - is faith that lives as if Jesus is going to decide this! Because, for a child of God, life's ugly words do not have the final word. Jesus does!
The Seeds You're Planting - #6075
Don't sow seeds of bitterness, cynicism, criticism, or of negativity. Life's too short for that. Sow the seeds of God's unconditional love, of God's dependable promises - Jesus-seed. The harvest will come - some while you're here, some after you're gone. But think legacy, so the seed sown by your life will still be blooming and beautifying long after you're gone!