Love Abiding | Devotional by Allan Mitchell – Christian Article

“Just as the Father has loved me, I have also loved you; abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love; just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in His love. These things I have spoken to you so that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”  John 15:9-11 (NASB) In today’s confused fallen world, love is a complex and ambiguous word. As I…

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Bible Drive-Thru: The Worst – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Titus 3:3-8 TO CHEW ON: “But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy.” Titus 3:4,5 Who is the worst person you’ve ever heard of? What did they do that made them so bad? We may think of some people, like mass murderers or violent thieves as beyond help. People may say things about them like, “Put them in jail…

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Dental Floss and Duct Tape – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata Editor’s Note: I’ve written 5,141 essays here at The End Time, daily since 2009. Please enjoy some of the previous writings you may have missed as I take the week off. This essay first appeared on The End Time in August 2012. ————————— My car died. It was resurrected with lots of money. Apparently that is all it takes to resurrect a car. What happened was, I drove to school yesterday and all was well. When I…

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Filling in the walls – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are all? How was your week? Mine was and still is full of trusting God for my mums salvation and healing. Do you have a parent you are believing God to touch? It is hard sometimes to trust as in the natural we cannot see what is happening as it is occurring “behind the scenes” in the spiritual. Because we can’t see – we think nothings happening. But God is always working. Back to the message for this…

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Love Bug | Mr. Mark’s Classroom – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Love one another.” 1 John 4:7 Supplies Needed: Jumbo pom-poms Heart-shaped foam shapes Wiggle Eyes Chenille Stems Glue Scissors Instructions: Have fun creating a unique “love bug” using the above supplies in whatever way makes you smile! Use liquid glue to attach chenille stems to the pom pom. Use heart shapes (or any shape desired) to create the feet. In Parenting is a Choice, Mr. Mark weaves practical tips parents can follow, with humorous stories from his personal experience to…

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History of St. Valentine’s Day – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

As always, we want our children to know the reason for any celebration and see how it might relate to Christ.  Here’s what my research found: Historical Information: Valentine was a priest near Rome in about 270 AD.  At that time the Roman Emperor Claudius felt that married men made poor soldiers so he abolished marriage.  Valentine  invited young lovers to come to him in secret where he joined them in marriage.  When the emperor heard of this ‘friend of…

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Cultivating & Guarding Children’s Love for Jesus – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

Why do children love Jesus so much? In the Gospels, it’s clear that they loved Jesus because He first loved them. Jesus wasn’t posing for future artists when He invited children to gather around him. Actually, He didn’t have to do any coaxing. Children loved Him. So did their parents, who were eager for Jesus to bless their children. Jesus With Children Like a beloved uncle or grandfather, Jesus would put His hands on their heads and pray for them.…

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Is God Pleased with You? – Christian Article

No words can explain, nor describe the love of God. God is please with you.  Let me repeat that, God is pleased with you. Some of the greatest minds in history have struggled to categorize or give meaning to God’s love. It is far beyond our human understanding and definition. Despite our inability to ever comprehend the vastness and depth of God’s love, Christ made His love fully known to us when He sacrificed Himself to free us from the…

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Have You Let God Love You? – Christian Article

“Love one another as I have loved you” John 13:34 The Greek word used for love (agape) denotes an unselfish affection.  The final phrase is the essential one: “as I have loved you.” Have you let God love you?  Please don’t hurry past the question. We don’t love people because people are lovable.  People can be cranky, stubborn, selfish, and cruel.  We love people for this reason: we have come to experience and believe the love that God has for…

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How to Love One Another, A New Series – Christian Article

Happy new year, everyone! It has been awhile since I have written a new blog post and I apologize for the delay. I am looking forward to another year of learning and growing with all of you. Today, I’m excited to briefly introduce an upcoming series of blog posts. I hope and pray it will be an encouraging series for all of us. The Importance of Love As followers of Jesus, there is nothing in the world more important than…

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Whatever you do shall prosper – Godinterest Magazine – Christian Article

As the new year approaches, I want to remind you that God’s plan is for you to prosper, and be successful in every area of your life. Some people might say, “I don’t see how you can say that after the year I’ve had, with the economy like it is. All the experts are saying it’s going to get worse before it gets better.” That may be true in general, but it doesn’t have to be true for believers in…

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Bible Drive-Thru: Reasons to Obey – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 1 John 5:1-5 TO CHEW ON: “In fact, this is love for God: to keep his commands. And his commands are not burdensome,for everyone born of God overcomes the world.“ 1 John 5:3,4 Which of these people would you obey? policeman teacher doctor parent God Did you choose them all? Name one reason to obey: a policeman: a teacher: a doctor: a parent: God: We have different reasons for obeying. We may obey the policeman because we know…

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Bible Drive-Thru: In Love – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: 2 John 1-13 TO CHEW ON: “I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love.” 2 John 5-6 To “walk in love” means different things to different people. To some it means having a crush on a special person. To others it means having a best friend who is always there for you.…

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Cast Your Cares on God – Christian Article

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”  Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT) Father, teach us to rest in Your love for us. Too often we get sidetracked by the cares and the concerns of this world. We allow what we see dictate…

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He Leads Me | Thoughts about God by Phil Ware – Christian Article

“He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.” — Psalm 23:2-3 Thought When we are exhausted, depleted, and on the edge of burn out, we need to have our souls restored! But who can restore our souls? Only the One who will lead us beside still waters! The Lord is our Shepherd. He alone can fully bring the nourishment and replenishment that we need. Yet why do we sometimes find it so hard to set aside time to…

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The importance of family – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are you? I am writing a couple of blogs this week as I have a few topics on my heart. It is coming up to the time of the year where is will get busy. Christmas can be a busy time or it can be a lonely time. Whether you have family to spend Christmas with or not, I want to talk about the importance of family. First, what is the definition of family? In the dictionary, it…

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Peace or Panic? | Thoughts about God by Katherine Kehler – Christian Article

“He who watches over you will not slumber…” Psalm 121:3 Peace and panic cannot occupy the same place. If we are filled with fear, we aren’t peaceful. I am not usually a fearful person. My husband has travelled a lot the past years and when I go to bed, I thank God that His angels are surrounding our property and protecting us. I thank Him that He is above us and that He is our foundation. I am covered with…

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Better a Millstone | Thoughts about God by Bill Strom – Christian Article

“If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung around their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out.” Mark 9:42-43 Jesus was speaking in these verses, and he didn’t mince…

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Let’s love each other – End Times Christian Article

By Elizabeth Prata I found this online. It’s a list that is sourced. Recently I’ve been a bit downcast by the in-fighting on social media. I guess after 24 years online going from BBS forums to CompuServe to commenting online newspapers to Disqus to blogs to Facebook to Twitter … I’m finally social media world-weary with the lack of grace and patience. Let’s love each other. The 59 ‘One Anothers’ of the New Testament 1. …Be at peace with each…

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7 Ways Jesus Showed Amazing Love [Pt 6/7] – Christian Article

This week we will continue to explore 7 ways Jesus showed love, love that we can seek to replicate to those around us. As he was walking along the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter), and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea—for they were fishermen. “Follow me,” he told them, “and I will make you fish forpeople.” Immediately they left their nets and followed him.Matthew 4:18-20 In my home life one of the main areas…

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7 Ways Jesus Showed Amazing Love [Pt 3/7] – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); This week we will continue to explore 7 ways Jesus showed love, love that we can seek to replicate to those around us. While he was in one of the towns, a man was there who had leprosy[c] all over him. He saw Jesus, fell facedown, and begged him: “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, “I am willing; be made clean,” and immediately the leprosy left him.Luke…

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It’s All About Your Attitude – Godinterest Christian Blogs – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); It’s All About Your Attitude Have you ever used the words “if only?”I’m sure you have. It’s easy to think that if only your situation was different, then life would be better. You might think, “if only I got a new job, or a new house, had better friends or had better parents, then I would really be happy.” I’ve learned that oftentimes, God changes us before He changes our circumstances. We are thinking, “if only my…

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The Lord is Near | Devotional by Phil Ware – Christian Article

“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”  Philippians 4:4-5 Thought Because the Lord is near, we can rejoice and treat others with gentleness. He is near because he lives in us through his Spirit. He is near because his coming is at hand. He is near because when we gather with other believers, serve others who are in need, or share the Gospel with friends…

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Being Transformed | Devotional by Kathy Cheek – Christian Article

My scripture calendar deeply convicted me the day I read this powerful verse from 2 Corinthians. 2 Corinthians 3:18 “But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.” I paused with the 365 daily scripture flip calendar still in my hand meditating on the words of this single verse and thought about the work…

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7 Ways Jesus Showed Amazing Love [Pt 1/7] – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The most startling display of love for others is in the cross of Jesus Christ. Whilst some might be willing to die for people who have lived an amazing life or are ‘really really nice’ people, it is unlikely we would give our lives for the worst sinners and scum bags we can think of. This is where the sacrifice Jesus made is all the more amazing, before anyone chose him, Jesus gave his…

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