VERSE OF THE DAY:
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39 (NIV)
"What I found was that my own struggles remained, but the change was in the orientation of my heart—in my focus on Christ with me. When we’re in Christ, his rest, his peace, and his presence are ours too, so rest and composure of our hearts—regardless of circumstance—becomes our new natural state of being through the Holy Spirit."
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There are spiritual dimensions to violence that the Bible speaks to, including sources and solutions. What we can do in response?
"The pollution of this world can poison the purity of God’s presence, making it harder to find him and be in relationship with him. That’s why so many have to search so hard and why we try to meet our need for God with other things..."
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Through faith, find a renewed purpose and passion in your daily work life.
Today is Ash Wednesday—the first day of the season of Lent in the Western church—and millions of Christians around the world are observing the beginning of the 40-day journey to Easter Sunday. During the Lenten season, followers of Christ focus on the repentance of our sins in anticipation of the astounding forgiveness that Easter represents.
And we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and the one who remains in love remains in God, and God remains in him.
In this, love is perfected with us so that we may have confidence in the day of judgment, for we are as He is in this world. There is no fear in love; instead, perfect love drives out fear, because fear involves punishment. So the one who fears has not reached perfection in love. We love because He first loved us.
1 John ...4:16-19 (HCSB)
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When Christians embody a worldly approach to power they’re not trusting in the way of Christ. As James puts it, “Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God?” (James 4:4)
“Humble yourself before the Lord, and he will exalt you” (James 4:10). This is the way of Jesus; it’s the way of entering into weakness to rest fully on the power of God.- Kyle Strobel #wisdomwednesday
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In the spirit of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, here’s a brief quiz to test your knowledge of sports metaphors in the Bible! The Bible contains many references to athletics—and many stories of people accomplishing truly amazing physical feats. Take the quiz below to find out how well you know the athletic references and stories in the Bible!
Now that which we see is as if we were looking in a broken mirror. But then we will see everything. Now I know only a part. But then I will know everything in a perfect way. That is how God knows me right now. And now we have these three: faith and hope and love, but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:12-13 (NLV) #MyBibleGateway
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