Hearing God Speak in the Outdoors

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There are several stories in the Bible of the Lord speaking clearly to people who were in the wilderness. I should point out that people in Biblical times didn’t go to the wilderness for fun adventures like we do today. …

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What the Bible Says about Jesus as Creator

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We know from the Bible’s very first verse that God is the Creator of heaven and earth. But what about Jesus? What does He have to do with creation? While the Old Testament is filled with prophecies and hints about …

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Why Should We Be Thankful People?

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As followers of Jesus, why should we be thankful people? Even the MOST thankful people of all? It’s Thanksgiving week in America as I write this. Ironic that this annual holiday is sandwiched—and often eclipsed—between marketing campaigns for us to …

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What the Bible Says about Nature and Creation

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When most people think about the Bible and nature, what comes to mind is Genesis and the creation story. Period. But the Bible says a whole lot more! “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth…” Genesis 1:1 …

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We Can Be in Peace During Life’s Storms

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“Don’t let your heart be troubled…” (John 14:1). What thoughts came into your mind when you read that? Anything like this: “Yeah, that’s easy for you to say!” “Are you kidding me?” “How can my heart not be troubled? You …

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Come Boldly to the Throne of Grace

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“Let’s therefore draw near with boldness to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and may find grace for help in time of need.” Hebrews 4:16 [The following is taken from the devotional book Heaven and Nature Sing, …

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