What Does it Mean that God Works Things Together for Our Good?
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What Does it Mean that God Works Things Together for Our Good?

Fourteen years ago, our friends started calling us a “high maintenance prayer family.” It seemed like we were experiencing one crisis after another. Some of the circumstances were the results of other people’s choices, a few caused by decisions we made, and some were simply health problems allowed by God. As is typical of life,…

How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love
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How God Will Help You Do Everything with “Agape” Love

“Do everything with love.” 1 Corinthians 16:14 Paul wrote these words as part of his final instructions in his first letter to the church in Corinth. The Greek word for love in this verse is “agape” . . . love that is: Unconcerned with the self and concerned with the greatest good of another. Agape isn’t born…

How You Can Know God will Faithfully Keep You Now and Always
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How You Can Know God will Faithfully Keep You Now and Always

Do you have things you consider “keepers”? Things you know you couldn’t leave behind if you were told to evacuate your home or community? I think we all have photos and other treasures we cherish. But I think our greatest treasures are the people we love. Did you know that God considers you a “keeper”? You…

How God’s Love and Grace Can Make the Impossible Possible
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How God’s Love and Grace Can Make the Impossible Possible

I used to think that God’s love for me was determined by my behavior. That a better attitude and actions would result in God’s greater love and a better life. Now, while it’s true that living in obedience may prevent some of life’s immediate negative consequences . . . it’s not true that God’s love…