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Can I Really Know I'm Saved?

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Can I Really Know I'm Saved?

As you reflect on your hopes and desires for 2022, a great opening question pertains to your  relationship to God: "Am I really saved?" Stated another way, “Can I be sure that when I die I will go to heaven?”  New believers as well as folks who have believed in Christ for decades still ask these same questions. In hundreds of encounters with people seeking answers about this issue, I've usually interpreted their request as a plea for help in seeking assurance of their salvation. Be encouraged. There is good news—you can have firm assurance that you are a true...

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Plans to Give You Hope and a Future

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Plans to Give You Hope and a Future

God’s promises are true, but most have conditions. You must do your part. You can’t remain on the sidelines and expect God to do everything for you. He’s willing and able to help you make the necessary changes. With God nothing is impossible!

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Stand Up for the Gospel

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Stand Up for the Gospel

That Christianity in America has come under increased criticism and even persecution should come as no surprise. The Bible assures us that in the last days opponents of Christianity will step up their efforts to stamp out faith in Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, enemies of the Cross have had considerable success in attempting to remove religion from the public sector.  Friends, this is no time to cower in fear or bow to the tenets of political correctness. It is certainly no time to be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And yet, too many pastors, churches, organizations, and individual Christians...

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Three Milestones Toward “Merry”

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Three Milestones Toward “Merry”

Even when things are difficult and sadness seems to rule your day, you can nurture a mindset that reflects praise for God and thankfulness for all He has done in your life. I promise you, intentional gratitude toward God will begin to lift the clouds.

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Christian Character: What Does It Look Like?

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Christian Character: What Does It Look Like?

Christian character grows as we choose to do the right thing. The great news is that anyone can develop Christian character, even if they are not on that path currently or have strayed from it.

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