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April 2017 Archives

“But straightway Jesus spoke to them saying, ‘Be of good cheer. It is I. Be not afraid’” (Matthew 14:27). “In this world you shall have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). “Be of […]

“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen” (Ephesians 4:29). What do you say to a friend […]

“Then what should I do with Jesus…?” Matthew 27:23 It was the best of Fridays. It was the worst of Fridays. It was the sleepy, early morning hours of the first Good Friday – the “real” Good Friday. Pilate wondered […]

“Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine” (Song of Songs 1:2). If you were an alien and you landed on earth just in time to observe two people kissing, what would you think? Such […]

“And the Scriptures give us hope and encouragement as we wait patiently for God’s promises to be fulfilled” (Romans 15:4). “The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your […]

“They shall obtain gladness and joy. And sorrow and sighing shall flee away” (Isaiah 51:11). “The night is almost gone; the day of salvation will soon be here” (Romans 13:12a). Has the night been long for you? Have you groaned […]

“Let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think” (Romans 12:2b). “Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun” (2 Corinthians 5:17 NLT)! […]