The Reluctant Patriarch
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The Reluctant Patriarch

Isaac is a fascinating Old Testament character. He was Abraham’s long-awaited son, the covenant child, the child of promise. Yet aside from that, he was rather ordinary, passive, and quiet. Keep Reading

Defeating Death
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Defeating Death

Commentator Matthew Henry said, “Though the grace of faith is of universal use throughout the Christian’s life, yet it is especially so when we come to die. Faith has its great work to do at the very last, to help believers to finish well, to die to the Lord so as to honor Him, by patience, hope and joy so as to leave a witness behind them of the truth of God’s Word and the excellency of His ways.” Keep Reading

Passing the Test
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Passing the Test

John Bunyan had a little blind daughter, for whom he had a special love. When he was imprisoned for preaching the gospel, he was deeply concerned about his family, especially that little girl. Keep Reading

Living a Satisfied Life
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Living a Satisfied Life

I remember watching in horror and disgust as angry mobs swept through Los Angeles, killing people and setting thousands of buildings on fire. Under the cover of chaos, countless people ransacked and looted every store in sight. Keep Reading

Looking to the Future
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Looking to the Future

I’ve been blessed with a wonderful Christian heritage. In fact, I’m the fifth generation of preachers in our family. The faith of my predecessors has had an enormous impact on my life—either directly or indirectly. Keep Reading

Focusing on Heaven
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Focusing on Heaven

Key Principle: Focusing on Heaven is the best way to endure difficulties on earth.

Following God’s call isn’t always easy. He expects us to trust Him explicitly, and yet He doesn’t ask our advice on decisions that may impact us dramatically. He doesn’t tell us His specific plans at any given point in our lives. He doesn’t always shelter us from adversity. He tests our faith to produce endurance and spiritual maturity—tests that are sometimes painful. He makes some promises that we’ll never see fulfilled in this life.

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Stepping out in Faith
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Stepping out in Faith

Abraham is the classic example of the life of faith. As the father of the Jewish nation, he was the most strategic example of faith available to the writer of the book of Hebrews. Keep Reading

Rebuking the World
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Rebuking the World

Genesis 6:5 says, “The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great on the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Keep Reading

Building a Picture of Salvation
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Building a Picture of Salvation

God called Noah to a gargantuan task. Conservative figures estimate that the ark was about 438 feet long, seventy-three feet wide, and forty-four feet high. That makes it almost one and a half times the length of a football field and more than four stories high. Keep Reading

Obeying in Faith
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Obeying in Faith

When James said, “Faith without works is dead” (James 2:26), he stated a principle that’s consistent throughout Scripture: True faith always produces righteous works. Keep Reading

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