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What Made Jesus Mad? – FaithGateway

The answer to this question is this article might surprise you. Jesus didn’t get most angry with His disciples and their lack of faith. Neither did He get most angry with people suffering illness due to lifestyles of sin and neglect of God. No, Jesus got most angry at those who tried to impede those who most needed God from gaining direct access to Him through Christ! From FaithGateway.com………………

Source: What Made Jesus Mad? – FaithGateway

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Why You Can Trust the Bible

Spoiler alert: We can trust the Bible because Jesus trusted the Old Testament. God superintended and protected the Old Testament for almost 1500 years up to the time of Jesus, and He has protected the New Testament for the last 2000 years in the same way! From Knowable Word………………

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Our Weakness Is a Platform for God’s Grace

In this article, pastor and biblical counselor reminds us that God’s grace is often hard for us to discern when we are feeling great and think that we have life under control. It is “when we are weak then He is strong.” From Counseling One Another………………….

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8 Steps to Meeting God in Silence and Solitude

Have you ever tried to have a meaningful conversation with a person who would not shut up for 5 minutes? Well, God would like to speak with us more often, but sometimes we need to be more quiet. This article discusses that more in depth. From BibleStudyTools.com………………….

https://www.biblestudytools.com/bible-study/tips/how-to-meet-god-through-silence-and-solitude.html

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“YOU ARE NOT YOUR OWN” (LIVING AS SLAVES OF CHRIST)

Like Bob Dylan once said, “You gotta serve somebody.” It is a good thing to belong to Christ rather than the Devil. An encouraging article from Sam Storms……………

https://www.samstorms.org/enjoying-god-blog/post/-you-are-not-your-own—living-as-slaves-of-christ-

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10 Key Bible Verses on God’s Sovereignty

I feel that when we combine our understanding of God’s love with His sovereignty, this will equal a security and comfort for believers in every circumstance. Here is a helpful article from Crossway.org…………….

https://www.crossway.org/articles/10-key-bible-verses-on-gods-sovereignty/

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THREE PLACES GOD’S FEET TOUCHED THE GROUND

It is important for us to remind ourselves that God is not far off, but is as close to us as our own hearts. But He also has walked among us in the earth….and still does today! From Core Christianity…………….

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BOOK REVIEW: FREE TO THRIVE — How Your Hurts, Struggles, and Deepest Longings Can Lead to a Fulfilling Life 

by Josh McDowell and Ben Bennett (Thomas Nelson Publishers; 2021)

The authors, well-known author and apologist Josh McDowell, and pastor and speaker Ben Bennett have joined forces to examine why so many Christians struggle through life rather than thrive as children of God. Due to their own experiences and their years of ministry, they believe most believers are suffering due to unmet needs in their lives.

McDowell and Bennett make the case that God has designed all people with seven basic needs:

  1. Acceptance — to be included and approved of, as you are, no matter what.
  2. Appreciation — the longing to be thanked and encouraged for something we have done.
  3. Affection — the longing to be cared for with touch and genuine emotional engagement.
  4. Access — the longing to have the consistent emotional and physical presence of key persons.
  5. Attention — the longing to be known and understood by someone who enters into your world.
  6. Affirmation of feelings — the longing to have our feelings validated and confirmed by others.
  7. Assurance of safety — we need to feel protected and provided for emotionally, physically, and financially.

The authors contend that hurting Christians with unfulfilled longings suffer because they try to satisfy those longings themselves or with other earthly things or people. But God placed those longings in us so that we might always go to Him with our needs.

McDowell and Bennett are unusually open and honest in sharing their own unmet longings and the adverse effects those had in their personal lives and ministries. Writing as fellow strugglers, they encourage readers to understand that they are not unusual in trying to satisfy their longings without God and give practical steps to begin looking to God for help and comfort. The book concludes with helpful appendices of the Longings Table and websites and books for further ongoing support. I heartily recommend this book.

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3 Ways to Speak Names of Blessing Over People Around You

Wow….the topic of this article really touched me, and the writing is simply gorgeous. Here is a brief sample: “As God’s royal priest, you are meant to, very intentionally, share the love and presence of Jesus with every person you come in contact with – be it a friend, stranger, or enemy – by naming them well.” From Christians in General……………..

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What Do We Mean When We Say ‘God Is My Rock?’

I happen to live in Colorado, so it might be easier for me to grasp all of the meanings behind the phrase “God is my Rock,” than someone in Florida, say, so here is an article to help a little with that! From Crosswalk.com………….

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/what-do-we-mean-when-we-say-god-is-my-rock.html