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Come You Faithful

"Come, you faithful, raise the strain, Of triumphant gladness! God has brought His Israel, Into joy from sadness, Loosed from pharaoh's bitter yoke, Jacob's sons and daughters, Led them with unmoistened foot, Through the Red Sea waters."For today among His own, Christ...

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Prayer

"Praying at all times in the spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perserverance, making supplication for all the saints." (Ephesians 6:18 ESV) "And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought to pray and not lose heart."...

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Weapons for Peace

We have a wonderful promise: "The peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:7 NIV) Before taking this to heart, however, it is important to note the context of this promise. When we read verse 6, we...

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Happy New Year!

2020 has come and gone, and we are celebrating the arrival of a new year, 2021. I don't know about you, but New Years brings about two completely different sets of emotions. I am either quite happy for a year and its troubles to end or saddened that the good things of...

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War and Peace

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid." (John 14:27 NRSV) Jesus told His disciples that there would be wars and rumours of wars, and that nation would...

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Christmas Rush? Or Christmas Peace?

"Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation." (Luke 2:29-30 NIV)The stories recently in the media about the shoppers in parts of the United States going out at midnight to do their Christmas shopping,...

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5 Steps for Christmas Peace

Could someone forget their disabilities or limitations? I did. After living without sight for decades, I often forget I can't see. And dismissing that very thing, sometimes I rush to get ready to go out. I admit it, I'm a wait-to-the-last-minute kind of gal. I rush...

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The Peace that Surpasses Understanding

"The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:7 ESV) The time before Christmas is a period of great stress for many young adults who attend colleges and universities. After several months...

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Perfect Peace

"Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to His faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts." (Psalm 85:8 NRSV) Sometimes, we get so busy at this time of year that we forget to listen to what God is saying to us. We get...

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