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This is the fourth in a series of encouraging articles about The Blessings and Joy We Receive from God and Jesus. Jesus encourages us to love one another as God has loved him, and as he loved us: “As the Father has loved me, so have I...

This is the third in a series of encouraging articles about “The Blessings and Joy We Receive from God and Jesus.” One of my favorite songs from the 1980s was “The Power of Love” by Huey Lewis and the News. Love is truly powerful, and one...

Do you ever find it difficult to have faith? Sometimes I think, “If I could only see God and Jesus with my own eyes, it would be so much easier to have faith!” But that is not how faith works. Hebrews tells us, “Now faith...

Being published today and in coming days and weeks is a series of encouraging  articles based on “The Blessings and Joy We Receive From God and Jesus”. This is the second article done on this topic. In our first article we discussed the great love of...

This is the first in a series of encouraging articles about The Blessings and Joy We Receive from God and Jesus. As Jesus was preparing to go to the cross to save us, he spoke about God’s love for him, and his love for us: “As the Father...

In Matthew 6:9-15, Jesus gives us detailed and powerful teaching on how to have fulfilling prayer lives. Let’s discuss his teaching one line at a time.   “This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.” (v. 9) Jesus teaches us...

Jesus taught and modeled prayer in many ways. Let’s take a closer look at one of his teachings, a teaching that helps us to develop a more intimate and powerful prayer life: “But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to...

In our next series of articles, we will study how God enables us to grow through our prayer lives. We will learn from the example of Jesus how to to draw close to God in prayer, and how to become spiritually stronger servants of God. Below...

As disciples of Jesus, we strive to honor him in all we do, but we all fall short at times. We face many trials and temptations even after we become Christians. One of the most gracious blessings we receive from God and Jesus is strength...

Jesus called us to be “the light of the world,” “a city set on a hill,” and “fishers of men”—all different ways of saying we should show others the love of God and help to bring them into a relationship with Him. How does our...

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