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Two Words that Change Everything – Girlfriends in God – October 2, 2020

October 2, 2020Two Words that Change EverythingHolley GerthTodays TruthFor when I tried to keep the law, it condemned me. So, I died to the lawI stopped trying to meet all its requirementsso that I might live for God. My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ... Read more

The Revolutionary Meaning of Jesus’ Words “The Spirit of the Lord Is Upon Me”

"The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" Isaiah 61:1Jesus walked into the synagogue, as... Read more

The Blessing of (Good) Authority: Lessons from a Kings Last Words

Editors’ note:  Take part in TGCs Read the Bible initiative, where were encouraging Christians and churches to read together through Gods Word in a year. People today are scared of authority. Yet should they be? From elementary school through graduate school, Western educators teach us to question authority, the authority of the church because it... Read more

A Blessing to Everyone – Words of Blessing | by Phil Ware

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Philemon 1:25 Thought Have you noticed how words of blessing are in such short supply? There is something about our fallen state that makes sarcasm and ridicule easier to use than blessing. But, in God’s family, words are always to be used for the... Read more

Praying When You Dont Have Words – Encouragement for Today – September 3, 2020

August 3, 2020Praying When You Dont Have WordsCHRYSTAL EVANS HURSTLee en espaolShe said, Let your maidservant find favor in your sight. So the woman went her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. 1 Samuel 1:18 (NASB)I just couldnt stop crying.As I lay in the bed next to my mother on her... Read more

A Way With Words – Tim Challies

Books often arrive in topical waves as an event or emphasis within the church or within wider society sparks many writers to address a common concern. This is the case right now with a whole crop of new books that have significant thematic overlap: Scott Sauls A Gentle Answer: Our ‘Secret Weapon’ in an Age... Read more

Mouthing the Words | by Julie Cosgrove

“Open my lips, Lord, and my mouth will declare your praise. Psalm 51:15 During the recent pandemic, a dear friend of mine did something rather unusual. A wiz at sewing, she normally makes prayer quilts for hospice patients and the elderly as a ministry. But during the lock down, she switched gears. She made cloth... Read more

Listen to Morgan Freeman Read the Final Words of Rep. John Lewis | RELEVANT Magazine

On Thursday, Rep. John Lewis was laid to rest after 80 years of astonishing work of fighting for liberation and equality a journey that took him from the jail cells of Nashville, Tennessee to the House of Representatives, where he served Georgia for 17 terms. He left a legacy of “good trouble” and was,... Read more

J. I. Packers Final Words to the Church

A self-described Puritan, theological exegete, and latter-day catechist, J. I. Packer for more than half a century of public ministry was a great popularizer of reformational theology through his writing and teaching ministry. He died at age 93. My Phone Call With the audacity of a 20-something, I picked up the phone and gave Packer... Read more

2 Words for These Unprecedented Times

Unprecedented. It seems like the perfect word for 2020. Never before have we witnessed a pandemic, widespread civil unrest, and a judicial redefinition of sex and gender all in the space of a few months. And dont even get me started on the murder hornets. It hasnt all been bad, of course. Our increasing awareness... Read more

5 Words for This Moment

How should Christians respond to this cultural moment of multifaceted anger, fear, and outrage? There is no lack of words right now in answer to that question. Surely youve already encountered countless articles, social media posts, and video commentaries full of statements and suggestions. I dont pretend to have groundbreaking words to add. But I... Read more

The Church and racism: actions must speak louder than words

(Photo: Unsplash/Clay Banks)For weeks now, protests have been staged around the world against racism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In the UK, black people have taken to the street in their droves to call for racial justice, and the statues of slave traders have been torn down. Christian Today spoke to Dr Joe Aldred,... Read more

Words that Breathe Life into Weary Friend – Girlfriends in God – May 29, 2020

May 29, 2020Words that Breathe Life into Weary FriendSharon JaynesTodays TruthGracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones (Proverbs16:24 NIV).Friend to FriendHave you ever had times when you felt like you just couldnt breathe? Stress weighs you down and the to-do list becomes the too-much to do list. Sometimes... Read more

A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Why is it that when marginalize peopleAfrican American peoplemobilize in protest,were considered dangerous, a threat, disorderly, vicious and menacing?And why is it that when marginalized peopleAfrican American peoplebring this tothe publics attention, white men demean us on our own facebook pages, call usdivisive, race-baiters and reverse-racists? I live in a parallel society where I cannot... Read more

Quick Of Phrases: A Completely different Sort of Quick | Ideas by Sylvia Gunter

[ad_1] Repeatedly God brings me to my knees over my coronary heart perspective expressed out of my mouth. Greater than as soon as, God has led me to quick of unfavourable, vital, judgmental, and complaining phrases. Why a quick of phrases? Is {that a} reliable software of fasting? The Hebrew phrase quick means to cowl... Read more

Therapeutic Phrases from a Dialogue with God | by Sylvia Gunter

[ad_1] … Due to the tender mercy of our God, by which the rising solar will come to us from heaven to shine on these residing in darkness and within the shadow of demise, to information our toes into the trail of peace. Luke 1:78-79 God’s Phrase guarantees, “Weeping could stay for an evening, however... Read more

One of many Most Misused Phrases At the moment

[ad_1] Most Used Phrase Showing just below 1,000 occasions, the phrase coronary heart is used within the Bible greater than some other for the interior self.1 The Outdated Testomony makes use of the Hebrew phrases (leb) 598 occasions and (lebab) 252 occasions, and the New Testaments Greek phrase (kardia) seems 156 occasions.2 One thing that... Read more

My Phrases Matter – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] By Melanie Shankle Heres the factor about meand I let you know this since you’re my pal and I’m comfy with this private character assassination of myself. I say lots of dumb stuff. Id prefer to fake that my impulse to deceive a cashier at Goal about what sort of canine I personal is... Read more

Your Phrases Will Outlive You

[ad_1] At Eugene Petersons funeral, his son Leif mentioned his dad had just one message. It was a message whispered in his coronary heart for 50 years, phrases he had snuck into his room to say over him as he slept as a baby: God loves you. God is in your aspect. He's coming after... Read more

Alex Trebek Is aware of What His Closing Phrases on Jeopardy! Will Be | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] This week, legendary Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek was interviewed alongside his spouse Jean about his battle with stage four pancreatic most cancers. As Trebek explains, the analysis has modified his perspective on life. He instructed Good Morning America, Most of us have open-ended lives, we don’t know once we’re going to die.... Read more

Bible Connection Podcast: The Phrases of God – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Content material supervisor for Bible Gateway Bible Gateway presents the Bible Connection Podcast, the place we speak concerning the Bible and the way it connects to each side of life. Translating the traditional biblical languagesHebrew, Aramaic and Greekinto language that may be understood by present readers has been the work of students for ages.... Read more

Bible Reflections: Gods Phrases – Bible Gateway Weblog

[ad_1] Giving Thanks and Providing Testimony I just lately got here throughout 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 once more and was reminded of all of the methods God has enriched his individuals by way of his grace, blessing us together with his phrases, with understanding. Right here it's: I all the time thank my God for you... Read more

Well timed Phrases | Devotional by Phil Ware

[ad_1] A person finds pleasure in giving an apt reply — and the way good is a well timed phrase!” Proverbs 15:23 Ideas on at present’s verse Figuring out the correct phrase on the proper time is a good present. However even the most effective of audio system has to confess that the most effective... Read more