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Life’s Challenges

Jesus said, “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” We have a Savior who knows our struggles and knows our pain, and he will give us the strength to persevere and trust his will for us.

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Life’s Challenges

Save us from success!

What do you think of Gideon? In Judges chapters 6-8, we meet a nobody named Gideon whose faith seems remarkably flawed. When Jesus appears…

Life’s Challenges

Get out of Satan’s mouth

The apostle Peter warned, “Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Peter 5:8). A good…

Life’s Challenges

The gift you didn’t know you gave

God bless you if you were a good kid. God bless you for not causing trouble. God bless you if creating drama for others…

Life’s Challenges

God is in the wilderness

What is your wilderness?  Nobody on this planet lives in such paradise that he or she never experiences the wilderness. Some of us know…

Life’s Challenges

Decide to love your life

I’m ashamed to admit that I’ve done my share of complaining about my life. It’s not too hard, you know, to find things to…

Life’s Challenges

Mercy for sinners; judgment for scoffers

The biblical book of 2 Chronicles is the account of the monarchy of the kingdom of Israel and, after the division, the southern kingdom…

Life’s Challenges

Where do I go with my loneliness?

Just because there are people all around you doesn’t mean that you aren’t lonely. In fact, one of the delusions that you might suffer…

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How to Deal With Family Dysfunction

Watch the entire devotional series from this week as Pastor Dave helps us deal with the challenges and dysfunctions our families face.

Life’s Challenges

Pattern recognition

I’m looking forward to the changing of the guard. I’m hoping that young people who aren’t jaded by tribalism will go into church work…

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How to Deal With Family Dysfunction: Ridicule

The smirks, the digs, and the venom that you face—how does any good come from that?

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The apple can fall far

Are you ever shocked that Jesus was Jewish? If that doesn’t blow your mind, you haven’t read the story of the Jewish people. It’s…

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Good leaders delegate

It’s terrible to have a leader who doesn’t do anything. But the reverse is worse—a leader who won’t let go of anything. Why do…