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Video on Bible Scriptures for Hope

April 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Where are you on the "hope" scale?  Are you filled with the hope and joy of the Lord?  Or do you feel discouraged and concerned by one bad news report after another?  Without a doubt, [...]

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Feeling Overwhelmed?

March 28th, 2017|4 Comments

It seems as though everyone I know is having a challenge to live a balanced, relaxed life that is firmly grounded in the joy of the Lord.  Too many people are feeling overwhelmed by pressures [...]

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The Revelation of Sozo (Part 3 of Sozo Series)

March 25th, 2017|4 Comments

One of our readers (we'll call her Mary) told me that she was so excited to learn about the meaning of sozo, and how her life had changed by her new revelation of what Jesus [...]

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What Does “Sozo” Mean? (Part 2 of Sozo Series)

March 20th, 2017|22 Comments

What is the meaning of sozo? Where did it come from and why is it important?  For the first forty years of my life, I had never heard of the word "sozo" at all.  No [...]

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What Does the Word “Save” Really Mean? (Part 1 of Sozo Series)

March 18th, 2017|12 Comments

What does the word "save" really mean -- in the religious context of a person's being "saved?"  For most of my life, that question would not have made much sense to me since I was [...]

  • Healing is in the atonement

Healing Is In the Atonement

March 16th, 2017|4 Comments

We know the joyful truth that Jesus Christ came to redeem us. Father God sacrificed His own Son so that we - His beloved children - could be restored and made whole according to His [...]

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Studying the Word with Sparkling Gems from the Greek Volume II

March 3rd, 2017|2 Comments

"Sparkling Gems 2" is shorthand for those of us who love Pastor Rick Renner's devotional book series -- Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Volume I and Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Volume II.  Published in [...]

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Study the Bible with Sparkling Gems from the Greek Vol. I

March 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

One of the most dog-eared, underlined, written-in, and filled-with-post-a-notes books I own is Sparkling Gems from the Greek, Volume I, by Rick Renner.  Although it was written in a format of daily devotions, it is [...]

  • Which Bible version is best?

What Version of the Bible is the Best?

March 2nd, 2017|2 Comments

"What version of the Bible is best?"  "What translation of the Bible should I read?" These are questions that are often asked by Christians.  People wonder which translation is the best or even if some [...]

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Online Audio Versions of the Bible With BibleGateway.com

February 28th, 2017|4 Comments

Bible Gateway has a wonderful selection of audio versions of the Bible available for you to listen to free of charge.  We have covered the Bible Gateway website in general (click here to read the [...]

  • Scriptures for Overcoming Depression video

Video on Scriptures for Overcoming Depression

February 28th, 2017|2 Comments

Do you feel as though the pressures of life are squeezing you and weighing you down?  Do you seem to face one challenge after another after another?  Do problems seem to be overwhelming you week [...]

  • Singing Songs of Thanksgiving

Singing Songs of Thanksgiving

February 28th, 2017|2 Comments

Singing songs of thanksgiving and praise is one of the most powerful ways to worship the Lord.  Certain music can seem literally to lift us to the throne of grace as it moves us into [...]