Jesus, Our Friend

Parent Holds The Hand Of A Small Child

When Jesus came into the world in human form, He changed our relationship with God forever. He made it possible for us to become adopted sons and daughters in God’s family, co-heirs with Him to the gift of eternal life with the Father. But He gave us another gift few of us ever open: His friendship. He experienced firsthand the loneliness of being human,

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A Good Name

Integrity

“A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” – Proverbs 22:1 What’s the status of your name? Would you say it is good? Do you even care how those around you view your name? I’m not talking about the actual name. Mine is Brian. There is nothing fancy about that as over one million

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Like Jesus

Concept conceptual black cross or religion symbol man silhouette

The Word became flesh and made His dwelling among us. John 1:14. Whether they are traveling through a small farming town in Nebraska, a surfing village in California or an industrial community in Pennsylvania, politicians love to show how they can relate to the people in that area. But the sad thing is that they can’t really meet those people on the same level.

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Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone

Bread on white isolated

“But he [Jesus] answered and said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” Matthew 4:4 “Man shall not live by bread alone.” You may have heard that phrase once in your life and wondered where it came from. Well, it was Jesus quoting a passage from the Old Testament of

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Letters From Our Listeners—June 2015

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Some encouraging emails we received in June from our listeners around the world: Location: South Africa Comments: Your weekly email is one e-mail that I send to everyone in the office, Christian and non-Christian because they are so thought provoking. Here in South Africa, we need this type of food for thought otherwise we just get wrapped up in all the wrongs that are

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Avoiding Detours

Road Closed Sign on Street Repair

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 I turned off the interstate to get gas for my car. I was returning from a speaking engagement and it was very late. As I turned onto the road, I looked for the entrance

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The Maestro

Hands Of The Conductor

Tap! Tap! Tap! All of sudden, the once rowdy group came to order. The crowd’s chatter died down. It was time to start the show. The maestro had arrived and the concert was to begin. There’s just something about the presence of a maestro. His presence brings order out of chaos. It signifies the beginning of a wonderful musical masterpiece. The atmosphere becomes reverent

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Terrific Potential

A green two-way street sign pointing to Dead End and Opportunity

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) A shoe manufacturer decided to open his business to the Congo market and sent a salesman to the underdeveloped country. The salesman wrote, “Prospect here nil. No one wears shoes.” The

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I Know

Faith Door

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 There are perhaps no two more powerful words than the words “I know.” I know what you’re going through. I know what it is like. I know how you

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Letters From Our Listeners—May 2015

listener-letters

We receive emails from our listeners around the world every month and they are so encouraging and humbling to us. We’d like to share some of those with you: Location: United Kingdom Comments: Hi from good old U.K. (Huntingdon Cambridgeshire) My wife had a tumble in the garden today and we had to call an ambulance. I came home from the hospital and started

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