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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 30

  The New Testament Church Matthew 16:13-18 Today the word church is often used differently than the way Scripture defines it. We tend to think of a building with a steeple, a morning or evening service, or even a potluck … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 15

  Courage in the Lonely Hour 2 Timothy 4:6-18 Today’s passage is about a painful time in Paul’s life. He sat in a prison cell, knowing that death was coming. After devoting his last years to teaching others and sharing … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 30

If we encourage others, or ourselves, to hear, see, or read great art on the ground that it is a cultured thing to do, we call into play precisely those elements in us which must be in abeyance before we … Continue reading

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C. S. LEWIS DAILY: SEPTEMBER 2

The Christian doctrine of suffering explains, I believe, a very curious fact about the world we live in. The settled happiness and security which we all desire, God withholds from us by the very nature of the world: but joy, … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 30

Godly Goals Give You Hope to Endure “I have not yet reached my goal, and I am not perfect. But Christ has taken hold of me. So I keep on running and struggling to take hold of the prize” (Philippians … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 18

Be an Encourager at Work “Encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11 NIV). If you want to stand out at work, one trait will put you head and shoulders above everybody else: Be an encourager. When … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: DECEMBER 7

Wisdom Shows Mercy, Not Judgment “But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” (James 3:17 NIV). Do you jump on people every time … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: SEPTEMBER 26

Use Your Resources to Encourage God’s Family “Love one another with mutual affection” (Romans 12:10 NRSV). God wants you to invest in other people in God’s family. This is what I call the “Mutual Fund.” The Bible says in Romans … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MAY 23

Don’t Give Up: Accept Help from Others “When desperate people give up on God Almighty, their friends, at least, should stick with them” (Job 6:14 The Message). When we’ve had a loss or disappointment, the natural reaction is to withdraw … Continue reading

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DAILY HOPE: MARCH 16

Do You Have a Safety Net? “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble” (1 Peter 3:8 NIV). As a pastor, I see situations daily that nobody should ever have to go through … Continue reading

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