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Released From Selfishness

Self-centeredness is the basic cause of much of our distress in life. Hypochondria, a mental disorder which is accompanied by melancholy and depression, is often caused by self-pity and self-centeredness. Most of us suffer from spiritual nearsightedness. He must increase, but I must decrease. —John 3:30 Our interests, our loves, …

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Looking For Change?

“For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; Whilst we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the …

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Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation… Matthew 26:41 Long prayer may not be an explicit instruction in the Bible, but it is implicit throughout the Word. There are four important times to pray: morning, afternoon, evening and all-the-time. Jesus prayed in the morning and so do I …

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Why We Fast

_”Say to all the people of the land, and to the priests: ‘When you fasted and mourned in the fifth and seventh months during those seventy years, did you really fast for Me – for Me?_ Zechariah 7:5 That is a good question. Why should anyone decide to go without …

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Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face evermore_   1 Chronicles 16:11 The Holy Spirit’s presence is essential to living the Christian life. The work that believers are called to do cannot be fruitful without Him. Consider the example of the disciple Peter: he spent three years eating, …

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What Is Grace?

The [Holy] Spirit [Who imparts] grace (the unmerited favor and blessing of God). —Hebrews 10:29 Grace is the power of the Holy Spirit available to you to do with ease what you cannot do by striving in your own strength. Grace is God’s power coming into our lives, freely enabling …

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