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Was God Unfair to Balaam?

The Lord told Balaam to go with the Moabite princes and, when he went, God was angry with him. Do you wonder if God was unfair to Balaam?...

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When Leaders Fail

Does the failure of leaders in the Church prove that our faith is false? Today we meet leaders who failed and what God did about it....

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The Fearsome Presence of God

God teaches His people repeatedly that He is both fearsome and trustworthy. Will we ever learn that though awesome He is for us who know Him through Christ?...

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God’s Providence: it's a mystery

The providence of God is evident, but is not predictable nor understandable, not fully. Can we live with the mystery by faith?...

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Belief or Unbelief: that is the question

Unbelief laughs, scorns, ridicules, and trembles. But unbelief can be overcome by a clear-eyed look at God, His power, and His promises....

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God’s Glory in Christ’s Power

God's glory shines when His Son, Jesus, saves enslaved sinners, delivering, healing, and sending them to be His witnesses to other enslaved sinners....

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The God who Quiets Terrified Sinners

God makes Himself known for His mercy and His power. Have you seen how He quiets you in the midst of life's storms and chaos?...

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Bear Fruit and Be Blessed

God wills that His people be blessed and flourishing. But God’s blessings depend on something else, something for which we are responsible....

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Eternal Family Ties

Does your human family have problems? Rejoice, if you have been adopted into the Father’s family by the new birth, you are tied eternally to Jesus Christ....

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Is there a secret to the number twelve?

The Bible mentions the number twelve often. Can we know why? Or should we praise God for His wisdom not yet fully revealed?...

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Does Sin Make Us Sick?

Do you wonder if sickness is divine punishment for sin? One man came to Christ for healing, but discovered He gives something even better....

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Redeemed to Be His Friends

In Jesus Christ there is true freedom to be His servant. Yet not only His servant but His friend. He redeems us to be His friends....

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Time and Timing

What would life be without time? Surely we cannot imagine it. Time is a good gift of God to us. He works in time fulfilling His plans in His perfect timing....

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Missions: Going in Christ’s Name

Missions are about making God's name known and hallowed in every nation of the world. We must pray, send, give and go till Christ returns....

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Jesus' Claims: True or False?

Truth is essential. The claims of Jesus Christ rest in actual historical events, not merely philosophical theory. If true, how can they be ignored?...

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The Anguish of Guilt

What do we do with our guilt? It torments sensitive souls, but Jesus Christ died that whoever believes in Him should be forgiven and cleansed of all guilt....

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Depth of Sin; Pervasiveness of Corruption

The sin and corruption in apparently godly people can shock us. How can we regular people escape? The gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the answer....

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Spiritual Oblivion

You don't know what you don't know. That's oblivion. The disciples of Jesus suffered from it but great is the love of Christ....

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Death at Church

Does God care how we worship Him? Two priests once believed He does not. The result was death. Death at church. Find out more in today's post....

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The Gift Acceptable to God

What can we, mere humans, give to God? There is nothing that He needs, but there is something He wants from us. Something He finds acceptable and holy....

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Do Jesus' Parables Teach Salvation by Works?

In light of Jesus' parables, we might wonder if He is teaching that we are saved by our own merits. Did Jesus teach salvation by works?...

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Can We Please God?

God is not a capricious tyrant. His commands are good, He provides a sacrifice for our sins. And He is pleased with us when we believe Him....

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The Temple Destroyed

It's painful to think of a great building being destroyed. But when the temple which is destroyed is Jesus Christ the result is resurrection and life....

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Don’t Miss the Point

God gave Israel a visible structure intended to portray the gospel of Jesus Christ. So when the Lord came how could they miss the point entirely?...

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Two Keys to Blessing too Often Missing

Two qualities bring blessing to Christians but are often in short supply. Today's readings give us good and bad examples of these qualities....

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True Worship of the True God

Many worship practices are justified because “they work.” But do they truly honor God? Do they conform to what God says in His word?...

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How to be properly dressed for heaven

God calls us to His fellowship, but we may not come in our natural state. We must be dressed properly. But when we are we may enjoy Him forever....

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Authority Abused

The chief priests and elders pretended concern about Jesus’ authority, but what was their true motivation?...

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