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  1. Christ4Ever

    No Fear Necessary

    "Thus you shall speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying: 'Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you, saying, "Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria." 'Look! You have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all lands by utterly destroying them; and shall...
  2. Christ4Ever

    End of the World?

    You placed the world on its foundation so it would never be moved. ...Then you set a firm boundary for the seas, so they would never again cover the earth. Psalm 104:5, 9 NLT We hear dire predictions of our planet’s demise due to climate change. Some of us, though, can remember terrifying...
  3. Christ4Ever

    No Lost Causes

    So when he had received food, he was strengthened. Then Saul spent some days with the disciples at Damascus. Immediately he preached the Christ in the synagogues, that He is the Son of God. Then all who heard were amazed, and said, "Is this not he who destroyed those who called on this name in...
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    What it means to fear God

    For as the heavens are high above the earth, [So] great is His mercy toward those who fear Him; Psalm 103:11 NKJV If perfect love makes fear go away (1 John 4:18), then does it make sense that God can love us and make us afraid at the same time? If His mercy (kindness, love) is given to those...
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    Not for Sale

    However, when Simon saw that the [Holy] Spirit was imparted through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he brought money and offered it to them, Acts 8:18 AMPC Simon was a street magician who saw that the crowd was impressed with the miracles of the apostles. Simon’s idea of success was...
  6. Christ4Ever

    Not for Sale

    However, when Simon saw that the [Holy] Spirit was imparted through the laying on of the apostles’ hands, he brought money and offered it to them, Acts 8:18 AMPC Simon was a street magician who saw that the crowd was impressed with the miracles of the apostles. Simon’s idea of success was...
  7. Christ4Ever

    The Learning Curve

    Joash was seven years old when he became king. 2 Kings 11:21 NLT Most seven-year-olds are getting used to the idea of school and playing outside with their friends. One day, they will look back at this time in life as one when they didn’t pay taxes and didn’t need a job. They were free to be...
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    A Kind of Desperation

    He will pay attention to the prayer of the destitute and will not despise their prayer. Psalm 102:17 CSB To be destitute means existing without the essentials for daily living, such as food or shelter. When you live in this kind of desperation, God isn’t embarrassed by your situation, and He...
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    Fed Up with God

    And while he was still talking with them, there was the messenger, coming down to him; and then [the king] said, "Surely this calamity [is] from the LORD; why should I wait for the LORD any longer?" 2 Kings 6:33 NKJV Have you ever been so angry or frustrated that you begin to blame God for...
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    A Daily Choice

    A Psalm of David. I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, O LORD, I will sing praises. Psalm 101:1 NKJV David was a king, a poet, and a shepherd. He was a champion, a man after God’s own heart, and a songwriter. His songs weren’t about breakups, country living, or the latest trends. David’s...
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    Believe. Trust. Wait. Repeat.

    And he said, "Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor sabbath." And she said, "[It is] well." 2 Kings 4:23 LSB Moms use variations of 2 Kings 4:23 all the time. It’s a phrase designed to comfort children. It may even help the mom calm her own turbulent thoughts. Elisha was a...
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    The Worship Outcome

    Let them confess and praise Your great name, awesome and reverence inspiring! It is holy, and holy is He! Psalm 99:3 AMPC Worship is the natural result of taking heart. If you haven’t taken heart, it is hard to see the good things God has already done. You can only concentrate on what you don’t...
  13. Christ4Ever

    Whet the Appetite

    Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus by birth, the one the apostles called Barnabas (which is translated Son of Encouragement), sold a field he owned, brought the money, and laid it at the apostles' feet. Acts 4:36-37 CSB Being called by what you are is impressive. Being called a Christian means you...
  14. Christ4Ever

    Micaiah’s Choice

    But Micaiah replied, "If you return safely, it will mean that the LORD has not spoken through me!" Then he added to those standing around, "Everyone mark my words!" 1 Kings 22:28 NLT Micaiah was a true prophet, meaning he spoke what God told him to speak. But other men who were also called...
  15. Christ4Ever

    Impressive Views

    The heavens declare His righteousness, And all the peoples see His glory. Psalm 97:6 NKJV The three months of the summer season act as a siren calling people away from indoor hiding and toward outdoor adventure. Summer is a season that focuses on water and sunshine. People will sit on back...
  16. Christ4Ever

    The Better Target

    Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 NKJV Bad things can happen to a man who loses heart. It makes him cynical toward others, apathetic, or even...
  17. Christ4Ever

    The Better Target

    Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2:38 NKJV Bad things can happen to a man who loses heart. It makes him cynical toward others, apathetic, or even...
  18. Christ4Ever

    Encouraged to Encourage

    And she said, As the Lord your God lives, I have not a loaf baked but only a handful of meal in the jar and a little oil in the bottle. See, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and bake it for me and my son, that we may eat it—and die. 1 Kings 17:12 AMPC Elijah was a wanted man. He was...
  19. Christ4Ever

    Certainty

    As they strained to see him rising into heaven, two white-robed men suddenly stood among them. "Men of Galilee," they said, "why are you standing here staring into heaven? Jesus has been taken from you into heaven, but someday he will return from heaven in the same way you saw him go!" Acts...
  20. Christ4Ever

    No Chains

    And the king answered the people harshly, and he forsook the counsel of the elders which they had given him, and he spoke to them according to the counsel of the young men, saying, "My father made your yoke heavy, but I will add to your yoke; my father disciplined you with whips, but I will...
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