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The Good or The Best?

“If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.” —Genesis 13:9

As soon as you begin to live the life of faith in God, fascinating and physically gratifying possibilities will open up before you. These things are yours by right, but if you are living the life of faith you will exercise your right to waive your rights, and let God make your choice for you. God sometimes allows you to get into a place of testing where...

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A life of sacrifice for Christ: Evelyn ‘Granny’ Brand (1879 – 1974)

Evelyn was born in England in 1879. Her father was a well-to-do merchant and her family was involved in missions, street work, and charities. Her father tried to dissuade his daughters from marriages that would take them away from him.

After finding that her hobby of painting did not feed her soul, Evie sensed a divine calling to be a missionary. At a missionary meeting she listened to Jesse Brand describe the filth and squalor on the mission field. Could she, a fashionable gi...

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Tech Support: Yes, how can I help you?
Customer: Well, after much consideration, I’ve decided to install Love. Can you guide me through the process?

Tech Support: Yes. I can help you. Are you ready to proceed?
Customer: Well, I’m not very technical, but I think I’m ready. What do I do first?

Tech Support: The first step is to open your Heart. Have you locate...

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Removing a Mountain… Making a Road

The Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri are known for their rocks. I mean they make for some hard farming, some beautiful views, and some challenging road building. There’s this one stretch of highway from Branson, Missouri, to Springfield, Missouri, that they widened. As you slowed down through those construction zones, there were some pretty impressive changes that were taking place. Some places were nothing but solid-rock mountain, but somehow they managed to blast away at those mounta...

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We believe that at Christ’s resurrection He inaugurated His Kingdom on this earth. At His second coming, His kingdom will be fully realized and experienced: a redeemed humanity will enjoy immortal resurrection bodies as they celebrate God’s presence and grace forever in the new heaven and new earth, a world purged of all suffering, injustice, sin and death. The church is to live in joyful anticipation of this certain future. We do this through proclaiming the gospel, living counter –cul...

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We believe God is grieved and angered by sin, unbelief and rebellion. He promises to judge everything and everyone that contradicts his character and defies his will. Everyone lives once, and then faces God on Judgment Day, an event that will follow the return of Christ. Depending on whether we spurn or embrace Christ and his grace in this life, we will either suffer eternal condemnation without him, or be received into eternal communion with him. Depending on their faithfulness to Christ, be...

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