Fear That Expels All Others

In the fear of the LORD there is strong confidence, and his children will have refuge (Proverbs 14:26).I was conducting a conference for the leadership of one of America's flagship churches. The pastor is one of the most gifted Bible teachers I know and his staff is...

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12 Steps

Here are 12 simple steps you can use to walk through the processof forgiving someone who hurt you in the past.1 Ask the Lord to reveal the names of the persons who offendedyou and the specific wrongs you suffered.2 Face the hurt and the hate. If you are going to...

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Acknowledging Your Emotions

HTML clipboard Help me, O LORD my God. . . . With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the LORD (Psalm 109:26, 30).Nancy was a college student with an inability to express the anger and resentment she felt. "My roommate gets to the point sometimes where she just...

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Our Advocate

He [Christ] is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world (1 John 2:2 NIV).When Mandy came to see me, she appeared to have her life all together. She was a Christian who was very active in her church. She had led...

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Children Need Models

A pupil is not above his teacher; but everyone, after he has been fully trained, will be like his teacher (Luke 6:40).Your children need to see how you handle failure even more than how you handle success. If you make a mistake, you need to own up to it and ask...

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Blocked Goals

One morning I rose early, had my devotions and started making a special breakfast for my family. I was stirring the muffin mix, singing and feeling great when my sleepy-eyed son, Karl, wandered into the kitchen. He grabbed a box of cereal and an empty bowl and headed...

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Believe in God

Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).The life of Wilma Rudolph, the great Olympic sprinter, is a remarkable story of faith. Wilma was born with...

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Neil T. Anderson