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Why is David a Man after God’s Own Heart?

man after God's own heart

King David is called a man after God’s own heart, yet we know he slept with another man’s wife and killed her husband. Why does God honor this man over others?

Marriage Prepares Us for God’s Love

Bride of Christ

We say “the two shall become one flesh” to describe marriage, but this deeply personal love is also used to describe Jesus’ love for His bride, the church. How does marriage prepare us for God’s love?

How to Make New Year’s Resolutions Into Prayers

Making New Years Resolutions

How do you make New Year’s resolutions? Is God part of the process? Let’s turn these goals into answered prayers.

Jesus Offers Rest For Your Soul

rest for your soul

Are you worn down and tired? Jesus says “Come to me and I will give you rest.” He isn’t offering a day to sleep late, but rest for your soul. Inner rest. Will you come?

The Shepherds – the First to See Baby Jesus

first to see baby Jesus

Why did God choose the lowly shepherds as the first to see the baby Jesus? They were the only ones to receive an angelic birth announcement. What can we learn from God’s choice?

Joseph Gave Up His Dreams

Let’s consider Joseph. He had dreams for the future before God chose Mary as the mother of Jesus. What did Joseph give up by obeying God?

God is Doing a Great Work – Elizabeth and Mary

Consider Elizabeth, mother of John the Baptist. God is doing a great work through her pregnancy and her character. Her response to Mary is noteworthy.

Prepare the Way! The King is Coming!

Advent prepare for Jesus second coming

The traditional Christmas story begins when Mary becomes pregnant. But the actual story begins 6 months earlier when John the Baptist’s birth is foretold. John will prepare the way for Jesus the King.

Following Jesus Leads to Thankfulness

Following Jesus is a continuous activity, not a one time event. As we grow roots in Him and build lives based on His teachings, our faith grows strong. We encounter God’s Truth in action and the outcome is positive. Continuing to follow leads to thankfulness.

God’s Commands Bring Joy Even Under Stress

Help me see truth in God's commands

Our true characters burst forth when we’re pressured. But God can transform our characters as we learn to follow His ways. God’s commands can bring joy under stress because they make the path clear.

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