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Rulers Remembered: the Just and the Unjust

Does it seem like evil rulers get away with murder while just ones are forgotten? Beware! For they will all answer to the Eternal Judge....

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God's Timing: does He schedule things?

Does God control both what happens and when? Jesus Christ's disciple knows that God orchestrates all of life down to the minutest detail. Timing included....

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Chaos: the old normal

Chaos is not the new normal. It has happened before and it will happen again. But there is a wisdom and guidance from God for His people....

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The Providence of God

God providence acts at all times in the lives of all people preserving, guiding, correcting, or punishing according to His wise counsels....

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Manipulative Leaders

The problem of devious leaders is not new. Is there nothing we can we do about manipulative leaders? No. We can do more than just complain....

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Authority: Rejected and Abused

Authority was an issue in David’s time and in Jesus’ day. In one case legitimate authority was abused and in the other legitimate authority was rejected....

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The Hidden Consequences of Sin

Sin presents itself as an appealing, beautiful fruit hiding its deadly consequences. Are you learning to detect those consequences?...

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The God Who Surprises Us

God often surprises us by His decrees and His ways. Read on to find out how God stunned a king and a social outcast with His grace and mercy....

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The Cost of Following Christ

The one who would follow Christ must prepare himself to lose everything, even the most precious relationships in this world. Are you prepared?...

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Prayer in the Face of Injustice

Injustice abounds in this world, but God gives His people prayer so that they may call upon Him rather than to lose heart....

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His Kingdom is Forever

No king and no kingdom have lasted for long. But we now know the identity of the King whose reign will last forever. Do you know Him?...

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The Danger of Presumption

Presumption is behavior perceived as arrogant and disrespectful. Presumption may not be a common word, but today's reading shows it is a common failure....

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Heeding a Timely Warning

A person’s life and eternal destiny depends on a willingness to heed the warning. Here we see examples of one who heeded and one who refused....

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Who’s Your Master?

A single-minded person knows whom he serves. She will be clear-sighted to make wise split second decisions. Do you know who your master is?...

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Ugly Ungratefulness

Today we meet two ungrateful men. If we have softened hearts, we can learn a lesson from them about being thankful for God's mercy....

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People who Please God and Rock the Boat

Once while under arrest the apostles said, “We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). That is true and simple but not easy nor comfortable....

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Mercy for Limping Cross Bearers

Can we ever hope to be accepted by a holy God? Not on the basis of our perfect lives but there is acceptance for believers in the One who is Perfect....

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The Importance of Humility or Who's on your guest list?

Lack of humility brings disaster. Today we meet a king with great potential until he grew arrogant. His reign failed not due to invaders but to his pride....

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What does it mean to die well?

We all must die, but will we die well? What does that mean and how can we prepare to die well? We can learn from biblical examples in today's reading....

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When Suffering Doesn’t Make Sense

God providentially controls our suffering. But why He sends suffering is not always obvious to us. How do we handle such situations?...

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The Importance of Being Faithful and Responsible

Being faithful and responsible with the resources and vocations that God has given us is very important. It even became a matter of life and death for some....

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Fear: when is it good and when it is not?

Fear may be good or bad depending on the cause of that fear. Jesus explains the difference for all who are His disciples....

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Something Greater

Life is filled with choices. When we walk by faith, it changes our priorities so that we end up choosing something greater than mere earthly treasures....

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What to do while longing for the Kingdom

It's natural and good to be longing for the full arrival of the kingdom of God. But Jesus gave us an assignment while we are waiting. Do you know what it is?...

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The Cost of Loving Your Neighbor

It's easy to say, “I will love my neighbor as myself,” but it is quite another thing to do that. Read on to meet two contrasting examples....

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Why do only little children see?

It is not the worldly wise or the politically powerful that understand the times but the little children who get it. It's always been so. Do you know why?...

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How God Uses Evil for Good

All things are not good but because God is wise and sovereign He uses all things for good. Some of those things are unspeakably evil....

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The Power and Authority of God

Despite what we may hear, truth is on the side of those who believe in the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who has all authority and power....

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Darkness or Light?

Why do we run from the only Source of all that is true, good, and beautiful? The answer is sin makes us love darkness. But In Christ there is hope....

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Facing the Truth

God's word calls us to quit believing lies and deceiving ourselves. Jesus tells us why the time is now to begin facing the truth....

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