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Giving Thanks: A Healed Man and a Whole Man

 Luke 17:11–19 is the story of ten lepers who lived in a remote village between Jerusalem and Galilee. In those times leprosy was a dreaded disease (see Leviticus 13 and 14 for an explanation of the horrific plight of those who had leprosy). People were exiled, they lived alone, they were cut off from the […] Continue reading…

Contrasting Ways of Responding to God’s Presence

 My last post highlighted king David and bringing the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. To the Israelites and David, the Ark clearly signified God’s presence in their midst. This post examines two contrasting ways of responding to God’s presence from 2 Samuel 6. As the Ark comes into the city, on its way […] Continue reading…

God With Us — He Never Forgets

An angel visits a carpenter named Joseph and explains to him the birth of his son. The angel quotes Isaiah 7:14 and says, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call  His name Immanuel, which is God with us.” (Matthew 1:23). God with us. Sometimes the Christmas season […] Continue reading…

A Biblical Look at Failure

This is the second guest Blog from Neil T. Anderson, author of more than fifty books. I strongly recommend, Victory over Darkness and Bondage Breaker. Dr. Anderson spoke to us about how we could have freedom from fear. This is an excerpt from that message. What is failure? Proverbs 24:16 says, “For though the righteous […] Continue reading…

What is Success?

We were grateful to have Dr. Neil T. Anderson share with us. Dr. Anderson is the bestselling author of Victory Over Darkness and Bondage Breaker and I can think of no one better to help us understand freedom from fear than Neil T. Anderson. The following are some of his thoughts on overcoming fear of […] Continue reading…

Happiness isn’t Filling

People are hungering and thirsting for happiness, but it’s mysteriously disappearing right in front of them because they are going about it backward.