Category Archives: devotional

What you can’t do, God can.

It’s widely accepted in the church that you can’t save yourself by your own efforts. As the scripture says, Romans 6:23 (NKJV) 23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. The only thing that pays the … Continue reading

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Are poverty and persecution caused by a lack of faith?

You may have heard that problems and troubles  in the Christian life, if not caused by sin, are caused by a lack of faith.  You may also have heard of the 11th chapter of Hebrews, also known as the faith … Continue reading

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Is sin the cause of all afflictions?

God, being sovereign, has the right to cause or allow suffering in His creation. You may be familiar with some of the many scripture in the book of Psalms confirming that God does punish sinners with loss or suffering because … Continue reading

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Obedience is hard, but God makes a way

God places choices and challenges before us that involve sin and obedience.  He also equips us so that we can choose not to sin and follow through on that.  Our humanity alone is not enough to live a spiritually righteous … Continue reading

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Being spirit-led can be hard, but God makes a way, #2

For believers, the relationship with the Trinity begins with Jesus.  In the disciples’ case, Jesus came to tell them the rest of the story, since the disciples had a Jewish background.  They had been expecting the messiah to physically deliver … Continue reading

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Care giving is tough, but God makes a way, #2

Jesus is our friend indeed!  He wants us to share our burdens and even give them to Him and, in return, He wants us to share and bear His, which He says are lighter.  Could it be that they are … Continue reading

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