Cultivating Godly Friendships

Jesus Christ is the only friend who is capable of meeting all of our needs. His love empowers us to love others, without expectation or reservation. And people…
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Restraining Love: God's Gift for Us to Enjoy
Have you ever considered the gift of God's restraining love? We tend to think of love as active, but God's restraint proves otherwise. As a parent sometimes restrains themself for the good of their child, so God restrained Himself when His Son, Jesus Christ, hung on the cross for our good. His restraint gave us life.
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Why the Church is Important to God
With church attendance dropping, it's easy to question if the Church is important. What is the Church anyway? What is God's plan for the Church? And why does church matter? Find the answers to all these questions in this post that explores what the Bible says about the Church.
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The Secret to Abundant Life: Expressing Self-Love Through Service
It may seem counterintuitive, but God's clear path to abundant life leads us away from self-absorption and involves serving others instead. In this post, Nancy Manassero provides practical, simple ways we can experience abundant life and help others experience it too. No act is too small.
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Building Your Childs Christian Library
Today, I want to introduce you to the
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Learning Contentment in All Circumstances
How can we be content no matter what circumstances we experience? Laura Dunn shares her journey of learning contentment through identifying the lies she believed and renewing her mind with the truth of God's Word. Discover how walking in Christ empowers us to overcome feelings of shame, inadequacy, or discontentment and experience joy that transcends our circumstances.
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5 Ways To Personalize the Lord's Prayer
The Lord's prayer brings us into closer communion with our faithful and loving Father, and can be a guide to deepen our prayer lives. Each line of this prayer model delivers important truths and reminders we can personalize. When we use the Lord's prayer as a pattern for our own prayers, we walk through a process from reverence and praise to trusting God for protection.
How would you respond if your child told you they don't believe in Jesus? For many parents, a moment like this is a significant test of their own faith. In this blog post, Heather Hart shares her own experience as the Christian parent of a doubting teen, and encourages us with three biblical responses. Children, Child, Hart, Christian, Christian Women, Follow Jesus, Christian Friendship
What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Believe in Jesus
How would you respond if your child told you they don't believe in Jesus? For many parents, a moment like this is a significant test of their own faith. In this blog post, Heather Hart shares her own experience as the Christian parent of a doubting teen, and encourages us with three biblical responses.
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A FREE Hymn-Inspired Bible Study
This e-mail based Bible Study consists of weekly lessons which include the story behind the song, a printable workbook with five days of hymn-inspired Bible study, and a devotional commentary to help enhance your personal study and application of the biblical text.
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Four Strategies to Help You Become a Peacemaker
There's a difference between peacekeeping and peacemaking. Abigail is an example from the Bible of how to be a courageous peacemaker. She demonstrated four effective strategies to make peace and act as an agent of reconciliation. We can learn from her example and apply her peacemaking strategies in our own lives in a variety of situations.
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Five Ways to Be More Consistent with Your Bible Study Routine
Cultivating a consistent Bible study routine is a process that takes time. Sarah Frazer knows the challenge well and shares practical and encouraging tips to help us. Remember: No matter where we start with our Bible study routine, we are not behind. God is always ready and willing to meet with us.
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Free 6-Week Summer Bible Study | Reclaim the Sabbath
God commanded his people to dedicate one day each week to rest, recuperation, rejoicing, and rejuvenation. God laid claim on the Sabbath day, declaring it holy. | #reclaimthesabbath | A free online Bible Study with Sarah Koontz | LivingbyDesign.org/Sabbath
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God’s Greatness on Display: How God Shows Up and Shows Off
Have you ever considered how God shows up and shows off? We see God's greatness on display countless times in the Bible and in life today. Danny Barnhill reminds us of Scriptural accounts of God's greatness and how we see God's grace at work in our lives, especially when we need it most.
How would you respond if your child told you they don't believe in Jesus? For many parents, a moment like this is a significant test of their own faith. In this blog post, Heather Hart shares her own experience as the Christian parent of a doubting teen, and encourages us with three biblical responses. Raising Godly Children, Proverbs 31 Women, Christian Bloggers, He First Loved Us
What to Do When Your Child Doesn't Believe in Jesus
How would you respond if your child told you they don't believe in Jesus? For many parents, a moment like this is a significant test of their own faith. In this blog post, Heather Hart shares her own experience as the Christian parent of a doubting teen, and encourages us with three biblical responses.
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What to Do When Forgiveness Seems Impossible
Although I knew my anger wouldn’t vanish right away, as I confessed my unforgiveness and began to pray for her, my heart felt lighter. I realized forgiveness now seemed possible. God knows how impossible it looks to forgive someone who has deeply wounded us, but the One who forgives the unforgivable in us not only makes it possible, He also grants us freedom and restoration when we partner with Him.
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7 Bible Reading Plans That Are Perfect for Beginners in 2021