The Favor in Marriage

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, December 20, 2019

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He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22 The number of failed Christian marriages is quite alarming. 50% of pastor marriages end in divorce. The rate of divorce for Christians is higher than for non-Christians. How did we get there? What happened to the idea of the sacredness of marriage? Why is the institution of marriage under so much pressure ..

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We believe

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, December 19, 2019

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While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:6-7 For the next week, most people around the world are going to celebrate the birth of Jesus in some way. Yet others refuse to acknowledge that Jesus was born as the gospels  ..

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The Leading of the Lord

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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For all who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. Romans 8:14 ESV In Psalm 23:3, David celebrates the leading of the Lord. He told the assembly that the Lord leads him in the path of righteousness. If God does not lead us, he cannot use us. The leading of the Lord is an expression of his unfailing love and faithfulness to his children. God’s leading gives us courage and con ..

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Living by God's sustaining power

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, December 16, 2019

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Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved. Psalm 55:22 The Bible is not just a collection of religious writings. It really is the inspired word of God for those who believe in the Almighty sovereign Lord. Whatever I go through, I can find counseling from the Bible. God uses his word to sustain me. The word of God empowers me a ..

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Calling all Spiritual Warriors

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, December 13, 2019

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For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:3-4 A believer cannot know the nature of the spiritual warfare that is going on in the life of another believer. Therefore, “if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should rest ..

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Profiting from Trials

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, December 12, 2019

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Profiting from Trials My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4 From a financial perspective, profit results from a wise investment. The online dictionary defines profit as “a financial gain, es ..

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Lessons from Pain

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 Tony Dungy, the former coach of the Indianapolis Colts and his wife experienced tragedy in 2005 when one of their sons committed suicide. At the same time, the Dungys were dealing with their youngest so ..

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A pleasing Gift to the Lord

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, December 09, 2019

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 As we approach the Christmas season, merchants are enticing us to spend money to buy gifts for friends and loved ones. Many children are already finalizing their gift-list to give to their parents. Younger children are praying for Santa to drop by their homes with their much-antic ..

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Loving others in their imperfections

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, December 06, 2019

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The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!” 2 Samuel 18:33 The story of David and Absalom is pregnant with theological messages. One of these messages is the unconditional love of a father for his son. It is also a story ab ..

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What is your one thing?

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, December 05, 2019

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"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed--or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42 It must have been exciting for Mary and Martha to have Jesus come into their home. Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. In ancient Palestine, peopl ..

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