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Naaman Overcomes his Pride

A Lesson in Humility The Bible includes the story of Naaman, an Aramean army commander, who has leprosy (at the time, a contagious skin disease). His Jewish servant girl suggests that he go and see Elisha, in Israel, to be healed. Naaman eagerly goes, but feels slighted by Elisha, who doesn’t even bother to greet […]

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We Need to Learn From the Seven Churches in Revelation

John’s Vision for These Churches Provides Us With Practical Insight Today Many people love the Book of Revelation, the apostle John’s supernatural treatise of the end times. It’s an epic read of God’s awesome power and the amazing, scary, exciting events that will usher us from this world into our eternal reality. Yet readers are […]

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God Brings Low the Pride of the Arrogant

God Wants Us to Celebrate Him and What He’s Done for Us As Isaiah moves forward in his sweeping prophecy, he devotes a section to the city of Tyre. Tyre is a city of prominence, a center of trade and commerce. God doesn’t like their self-sufficiency and that they take pride in what they have […]

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Let’s Not Forget Who’s in Charge

Good and Evil are Not Equal and Opposite Forces In Revelation we read about the dragon and the beast, a great battle, and the tribulation the whole world faces. The Beast Embedded in the middle of this epic tale, we see a curious revelation. John writes that the beast is given power to wage war […]

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2 Key Truths About Leadership

The Bible Teaches Us Leadership Principles The book of Proverbs overflows with wise advice and thought-provoking sayings. Often these one-liners produce the material for great soundbites or social media memes. Yet some parts require a bit more work before we can find value in their words. Such is the case with Proverbs 14:28. It says, […]

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Bearing Fruit is Key; Having a Right Theology Isn’t

In matters of faith, it’s not what we believe, it’s what we do One of the promises during the modern era was that through the Age of Enlightenment (Age of Reason) we could pursue truth and it would eventually converge on a single understanding of reality. This didn’t happen. Instead of converging to reach consensus, […]

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What’s Your Life and Legacy?

Amon Did Evil in the Eyes of God and Did Not Humble Himself A reoccurring phrase in the books of 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles is about people who “did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” In these four books it appears thirty-two times, including eight times in 2 Chronicles. […]

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Don’t Veil Selfish Motives in Spiritual Terms

The Root Cause of Conflict is Our Egos, Even When We Hide Our Agenda by Citing Scripture In Numbers 12 we see a story of sibling rivalry, one at a spiritual level. Moses, the leader of the Israelites, is confronted by his sister, Miriam, aided by his brother, Aaron. The two pair up to oppose […]