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August 25, 2017

The power that Israel didn't have

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Ancient Israel was abundantly familiar with God’s Word—more than any other people in history. Yet, with few exceptions, the Israelites failed to steadfastly live by their Creator’s instructions. Though God gave them knowledge of His ways, He did not, while they lived, give them the inner strength they needed to consistently control their fleshly nature. The apostle Paul described his fellow Jews this way: "I bear them witness that they have a zeal for God, but not according to knowledge" (Romans 10:2). (more…)

August 18, 2017

Our contribution to peace

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The history of humanity has been the history of war. Anyone who reads of the past will soon be confronted by records of wars, big or small, short or long, among all peoples, everywhere on earth. (more…)

August 11, 2017

Admitting our "fouls"

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How quickly do you recognize that you made a mistake? And what is your mental state of mind when you admit it? (more…)

August 4, 2017

Being thankful no matter what

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Is it easy for us to think of everything that is positive for us as Christians? Or do we sometimes have difficulty thinking of things to be thankful for? (more…)

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