It is no secret what God can do … – Christian Article

In the Old Testament, we read of Israel being brought close to the Lord – “… Israel, the people close to his heart” (Psalm 148:14). In the New Testament, we read of both Jews and Gentiles being brought close to the Lord – “He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have access to the Father by one Spirit” (Ephesians 2:17-18).  We give thanks to God for what he has done…

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Helping Our Kids Through Grief and Disappointment Caused by COVID-19 – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Two weeks ago my college senior sat through her last college class ever. Only she didn’t know it at the time. Like college students across the United States, she learned that because of COVID-19 her university was moving all courses to an online format for the remainder of the semester. The thought of no more 8 am classes, a three-hour lab, or a boring professor’s lectures may have been welcome news for some students. But like many others, my daughter…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: March 3–6, 2020 – Christian Article

These Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear. *** Practicing Affirmation Commending what’s commendable in others refreshes them and honors God. Practicing Affirmation by Sam Crabtree (foreword by John Piper) helps readers strengthen communication and relationships through the practice of God-centered affirmation.     $15.99  $3.99Read more Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield,…

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Life is short | Skillful Shepherds – Christian Article

Amidst the Wuhan coronavirus & news of Kobe Bryant’s death, stay safe everyone. Keep close to family & friends. May God’s grace be sufficient for you. Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom. Psalms 90.12 NIV Reflection on Kobe Bryant’s life & death I was never really a Kobe Bryant or LA Lakers fan, maybe in some parts due to my own affinity (growing up as a teen in the ’90s)…

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We thank You, Lord, that You have opened up for us a great future. – Christian Article

Psalms 11:1-13:6 We thank You, Lord, that You have opened up for us a great future. What glory awaits us in Your eternal Kingdom. What encouragement this gives to us when we’re going through a hard time! Help us, Lord, to lift up our eyes, to catch a glimpse of Your glory, to be changed by Your glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). Help us to “turn our eyes upon Jesus”, to “look full in His wonderful face.” As we look upon Jesus,…

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What Would Jesus Say To Greta Thunberg? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Ever since Greta Thunberg made U.S. headlines in September speaking to the U.N. Climate Action Summit, I have wondered, What would Jesus say to Greta? Greta is a 16-year-old Swedish girl who started acting on her climate change convictions just a little more than a year ago. Rather than start her school year in the classroom, she chose to spend her days in front of the Swedish parliament leading up to an early September election. Her School Strike for Climate along…

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Saturday’s Small Thoughts – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I really enjoy Saturday mornings when I get to sit with the morning sun softly lighting up my living room, and the time to talk with the Lord in a more relaxed atmosphere than the prior days of the week. I’ve certainly walked through periods of time when I felt dry, and sometimes when I didn’t even feel like talking to the Lord. Fortunately they were not long periods of time, and the occasional…

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