THE GOAL OF OUR INSTRUCTION

THE GOAL OF OUR INSTRUCTION

by Bill Elliff February 22, 2024

It is our great task and highest privilege as followers of Christ to teach others what we know of Christ. If you have come to Him, your calling is to grow in Him and then share that truth with others.

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THE REFRESHMENT OF PLEASANT WORDS

THE REFRESHMENT OF PLEASANT WORDS

by Bill Elliff February 16, 2024

Some people consistently speak "pleasant words." This doesn't mean they're always gentle words or not strong people. But their words are kind, gracious, cheerful, and delightful to hear. Pleasant words.

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OVERCOMING FEAR

OVERCOMING FEAR

by Bill Elliff February 15, 2024

Paul was afraid as he ministered in the city of Corinth. The reason we can believe this is because Jesus doesn't waste words. He comes to him in Acts 18 with an encouragement that addresses his fear.

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THE END RESULT FOR “RELIGIOUS BUT FOOLISH” MEN AND WOMEN

THE END RESULT FOR “RELIGIOUS BUT FOOLISH” MEN AND WOMEN

by Bill Elliff February 14, 2024

The church is often, sadly, a microcosm of the world. Many churches contain both wise and foolish men and women. Jesus was the one who declared that there would be both “wheat and tares” even in the church, i.e., people who were genuine believers and those who professed to be believers but were not.

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LIFTING UP OTHERS

LIFTING UP OTHERS

by Bill Elliff February 12, 2024

Today, there are people like this all around you. You have been placed in their lives to be a voice for God to them. Be sensitive to their anxiety. Do not give some flippant, worldly response to their need or merely brush it off. Speak God's life-lifting truth. You'll both be better for it!

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THE HARD, VALUABLE ART OF WAITING

THE HARD, VALUABLE ART OF WAITING

by Bill Elliff February 09, 2024

Over time, godly men and women have come to see that the Lord is never in a hurry but always on time. There are things that God accomplishes through time that cannot be done any faster. God molds us during seasons of waiting. He brings us to dependence. His promises become real and His presence precious. And God is preparing outcomes that are stunning … if we will wait.

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YOU AIN’T GOT THAT LONG …

YOU AIN’T GOT THAT LONG …

by Bill Elliff February 08, 2024

Most people don’t live that long, and the average lifespan in America is now 77.28 years. Not long (particularly if you are 72!) We think we have all the time in the world. Our tendency is to have little thought that our days are numbered … and brief.

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THE UNENDING WEIGHT OF UNATTENDED SIN

THE UNENDING WEIGHT OF UNATTENDED SIN

by Bill Elliff February 07, 2024

We all sin. Daily. There is a weight that sin brings. If left unattended, that weight is crushing. We have disconnected from our God, so why would we expect less? Most of what we endure and blame on other reasons is simply undealt with sin.

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WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE END FOR EVIL MEN?

WHAT IS THE ULTIMATE END FOR EVIL MEN?

by Bill Elliff February 06, 2024

 
I’ve encountered some evil men in my day—men who, regardless of reason, were out to destroy me and even destroy the church. I’ve watched men who have had zero concern for the body of Christ but are glad to spread rumors and gossip, burning down everything in their path.

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WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU LEAVE THE CONVERSATION?

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU LEAVE THE CONVERSATION?

by Bill Elliff February 05, 2024

When some folks leave, there is a bitter aftertaste, a sad reminder of an encounter that didn’t go well. Such moments are usually marked by what they said or didn’t say and how they dealt with you.

The best part of the conversation with some folks is, sadly, when they say, “Goodbye!” They left us discouraged, humiliated, confused, angry, hurt. Or, their time with us gave us nothing at all. Unmemorable and empty.

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WHY SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD UNCEASINGLY TODAY (AND EVERY DAY)?

WHY SHOULD WE PRAISE GOD UNCEASINGLY TODAY (AND EVERY DAY)?

by Bill Elliff February 02, 2024

Every human being has one foundational choice every single day. And this choice determines everything. This singular decision makes the difference, determining whether we will be joyful or upset, peaceful or discontent, usable or useless, intimate or distant from God.

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WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE?

WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN YOU’RE IN TROUBLE?

by Bill Elliff January 31, 2024

I have a deep friend who is in a very tough situation. It’s one of those moments when you are being attacked on every side, and it seems there are no viable solutions. There seems to be no way out.

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