Spiritual Seasons in the Life of a Believer You may reflect on your life and wonder what kind of season you are experiencing right now. I do not mean the four earthly seasons—spring, summer, fall, and winter—changing within a year, but the spiritual seasons that you may experience in your life as a believer. Just as natural seasons change, the same thing happens in our…

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How to Resist Temptation

Temptations come in many forms. It may come in the form of something severe such as sexual-related sins, violence, or the excessive intake of alcoholic beverages; or it may come in the form of something small and seemingly insignificant like laziness, insecurity, or pride. Whatever it may be, one thing is for sure: all of these temptations can lead us to sin. If we give…

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Putting Context in Popular Bible Verses

Giving Context to Popular Bible Verses It is common to see social media posts from people using Bible verses as the anchor to their message. Most often the verses used, while trying to offer inspiration and encouragement, may be misunderstood or used to suit the ideals or current situation of the individual. Context is important in the study and application of God’s Word. While applicable…

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Friendship According to the Scriptures

In the simplest terms, friendship is an association between two or more people with mutual love and understanding for each other. Different from a romantic relationship, friendship is actually set on a different spectrum and is one of the most complex mysteries of human nature. Friendship can be defined in many ways and can vary in terms of degrees or levels. It may be intense…

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Sharing Your Faith on Social Media

Many people spend an average of 4 hours a day on mobile devices and 5.2 hours a day on desktops and tablets. Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter; almost everyone—young and old—are using these social media applications in their everyday lives. These social media apps are useful when it comes to communicating and staying connected with our friends and families. But as Christians, we can harness…

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When I am Weak, Then I am Strong

Life is not easy. Sometimes we long for sunny skies and shimmering rainbows. But instead, we get droughts and thunderstorms. And when these things come—whether it be in the form of illness, stress, heartache, or hardship—we will often feel weak in our ability to cope. We may feel as if we are at our weakest. But when we turn to Scripture, we understand that we…

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