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Charles Spurgeon’s MORNING AND EVENING: MARCH 23

MORNING “His sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” Luke 22:44 The mental pressure arising from our Lord’s struggle with temptation, so forced his frame to an unnatural excitement, that his pores sent … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: NOVEMBER 29

Sunday Reflection: Full of Grace When chefs season the food they’re preparing, their goal is to bring out the flavor already present in the dish without overpowering it. That requires great skill. Perhaps this is what Paul had in mind … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: NOVEMBER 10

Instruction From the Lord Matthew 16:21-27 The incident in today’s passage demonstrates a common struggle for believers: At times God’s Word or ways might be different than what we want. When the Lord does something that’s not in line with … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: OCTOBER 4

  Sunday Reflection: Remaining Faithful in Persecution Early Christians were arrested, tortured, and even executed for refusing to worship the Roman emperor and his gods. Perhaps Caesar would have spared their lives if only they’d have been willing to bow … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 27

Facing Doubts About Salvation 1 John 3:19-24 Nothing drains spiritual energy like fear. When believers are repeatedly worried about their salvation, anxiety can cloud their thoughts and distract them from God’s purpose for their life. Furthermore, it robs them of … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JULY 13

The Struggle With Doubt James 1:5-8 To trust that biblical promises are true requires faith. According to Hebrews 11:1, faith is “confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see” (NIV). At salvation, we believed … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: JUNE 17

Biblical Characteristics of Prayer Matthew 6:5-8 Prayer is simply talking with God. Yet with regard to consistency or how to approach Him, we sometimes struggle—especially when we’ve observed other Christians pray and assume theirs must be the “right” way. That’s … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 15

The Danger of a Hardening Heart Psalm 95:1-11 Most of us struggle with a hardened or apathetic heart from time to time, but there is an antidote: recognizing God at work and giving Him thanks. This recipe for a tender … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: APRIL 5

Sunday Reflection: The Blessing of Gentleness Modern life constantly bombards us with messages that say happiness depends on working hard to get every single thing we desire. It urges and even commands us to aggressively pursue satisfaction, sometimes at any … Continue reading

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IN TOUCH DAILY: MARCH 28

How to Handle Temptation Ephesians 6:10-17 When Satan tempted Him in the wilderness, the Lord didn’t utter anything without first saying, “It is written.” (See Matt. 4:1-25.) Jesus knew Satan could not stand under the power of God’s Word. Ephesians … Continue reading

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