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The Cost of Withholding Kindness

Another in a series of articles from Knowable Word that goes into more depth into the lessons and wisdom to learn from this important book in the Old Testament. When we seek to “fix” someone else and their problem rather than really listen to them in their pain, then we are in danger of angering the Lord………………….

https://www.knowableword.com/2021/05/21/the-cost-of-withholding-kindness/

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

Faith: Reception of Spiritual Guidance

In this final article on saving faith, to have a vital and active faith, you must be seeking and receiving spiritual guidance constantly! From Two Journeys………………..

https://twojourneys.org/articles/detail/1450300/faith-reception-of-spiritual-guidance/

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Bible Christian Jesus Walking with Christ

Faith: Active Reliance on Christ

In part four of this series on saving faith, Andrew Davis talks about the necessity of the reliance on Christ. In fact, there can be no faith if we are independent and self-reliant. From Two Journeys………….

https://twojourneys.org/articles/detail/1450270/faith-active-reliance-on-christ/

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Faith: Conviction of Things Not Seen

This article is the third in a series on saving faith from pastor and author Andrew Davis. This time he looks at faith that is sure of what is not seen now but is sure in the future. From Two Journeys………..

https://twojourneys.org/articles/detail/1448841/faith-conviction-of-things-not-seen/

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A 7-Step Approach to In-Depth Bible Study

I got a lot out of this article from Crossway on studying the Bible. This quote is worth the price of admission: “One of the best ways to get to know someone is to ask them questions and stay curious. I’ve found that it’s the same with studying the Bible.”………………..

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WHAT THE STORY OF RUTH CAN TEACH US ABOUT BITTERNESS

When the Book of Ruth is either preached or taught, the focus is on the faithfulness of Ruth and the loving manner of Boaz to redeem her and Naomi from their poverty as a kinsman-redeemer. But this article hones in on the lessons to be learned from the bitterness that Naomi had sunk to after the death of her husband and her two sons. Some great insights here from Redeeming Grace Ministries………………..

https://stanmurrell.com/2021/05/17/what-the-story-of-ruth-can-teach-us-about-bitterness/

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Bible Christian God the Father

The Difference Between Job and His Three Friends

One of my very favorite websites is Knowable Word. They do a fantastic job of teaching people how to study the Scriptures effectively, and they break down the books in such a way that the important truths are grasped and made applicable.

In this article, the focus is on the difference between Job and his three friends and how they treat suffering in light of the sovereignty of God. The takeaway for me: Unlike the three friends, Job truly fears God, and believes that God can still use suffering to redeem and to restore………………….

https://www.knowableword.com/2021/05/14/the-difference-between-job-and-his-three-friends/

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

4 Ways to Understand the Mind of Christ in Depression or Anxiety

This is an important and helpful article on understanding what having the mind of Christ means in terms of those who struggle with mental health concerns. My takeaway: Having the mind of Christ is more true than my depression or my anxiety. From the Mental Health Grace Alliance…………..

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Better Investments for Your Retirement Than Money

Money has its place in our planning for the future, but we should not focus exclusively on it and neglect these other essentials mentioned in this article by Christian financial advisor and pastor Chris Cagle. From Retirement Stewardship…………….

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A Wide Variety of Trials | Articles | Two Journeys

I tend to focus a lot on articles and books that help to make sense of trials and suffering, because in our human, finite thinking, we seem to default to thinking that if we are loved by the King of the Universe, then we should never have to deal with suffering. But of course, that is both illogical and unbiblical. This article from Two Journeys puts a little more insight into this important aspect of the spiritual Christian life…………..

Source: A Wide Variety of Trials | Articles | Two Journeys