OUR FAMILIAR SHEPHERD

OUR FAMILIAR SHEPHERD

by Bill Elliff May 18, 2019

There are many things about Christianity that are not true of any other religion. But one of the most amazing is the personable-ness of our relationship with Christ.

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DOES GOD'S WORD MAKE PROGRESS IN YOU?

DOES GOD'S WORD MAKE PROGRESS IN YOU?

by Bill Elliff May 16, 2019

Have you opened your heart to Christ? Are you anxious to hear everything His Word says to you and gladly continue in it? Is what Christ is saying entering your soul and making progress? Are you seeing things from God’s Word daily and is it changing you? The Word of God is not given to merely enlarge our minds but to change our lives.

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UNCEASING PRAISE

UNCEASING PRAISE

by Bill Elliff May 15, 2019

If we are in a right frame of mind about reality, we should be giving thanks to God and worshiping Him ALL DAY LONG in every circumstance. Paul reminded us to “Rejoice in the Lord always” and “In everything give thanks.” The Psalmist in Psalm 113 follows this command with the rationale for unceasing praise.

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THE INEVITABLE DIVISION AROUND CHRIST

THE INEVITABLE DIVISION AROUND CHRIST

by Bill Elliff May 13, 2019

If you are a follower of Christ, you will discover that you are on the other side of most issues with others. That your belief creates a division with those who do not believe. Sometimes, this is right inside your own family. Your whole orientation has changed, and you realize that you are in a new kingdom, serving a new Master with a new purpose.

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The Single, Greatest Thing to Do in Distress

The Single, Greatest Thing to Do in Distress

by Bill Elliff May 07, 2019

Has your distress lingered and you are finding no relief? If you are in trouble, have you done the one thing that makes all the difference?

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THE IRRESISTABLE PULL OF A PRAYING LIFE

THE IRRESISTABLE PULL OF A PRAYING LIFE

by Bill Elliff April 25, 2019

Do you know how to pray? Do you see its absolute value? Your desperate need? That you are to pray without ceasing? That you will never be like Christ if you leave this component out of your walk with Him? That the power of God will never be visible in your life without prayer? And, that you will never be able to train others like Christ if you neglect this foundational habit?

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OUR PRAYING CHRIST!

OUR PRAYING CHRIST!

by Bill Elliff April 01, 2019

Jesus was always going "up on the mountain" or "away into the wilderness" to pray. Don’t try to convince God of your busy-ness as an excuse for prayerlessness. Time was no obstacle to Jesus’ prayer life. It was always the priority.

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OUR SATISFACTION

OUR SATISFACTION

by Bill Elliff March 22, 2019

“Human history is the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.” (C.S. Lewis)

God has placed in us, I believe, a deep desire for satisfaction and joy. We look everywhere in the world for that which will fill our souls—sex, food, money, relationships, prestige and reputation, comfort. Most of our financial troubles come, for instance, because we are spending more than we should to try to gain this elusive joy.

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YOUR NEXT LESSON OF FAITH

YOUR NEXT LESSON OF FAITH

by Bill Elliff March 21, 2019

Jesus was (and is) always trying to teach us to trust Him more. Everything in His kingdom operates on faith. Therefore, expanded faith means that God is released in the sphere of our lives and ministry more. He is more greatly glorified as we are more greatly dependent.

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JESUS' DAILY TRAVELOGUE, AND OURS

JESUS' DAILY TRAVELOGUE, AND OURS

by Bill Elliff March 20, 2019

Every day we encounter different people and are faced with different circumstances. Luke records, in very deliberate manner, a running overview of Christ's daily encounters in order to help us see this clearly and navigate each day spiritually.

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LETTING IT ALL OUT IN PRAYER

LETTING IT ALL OUT IN PRAYER

by Bill Elliff March 19, 2019

There are many moments in life when the greatest need is to unleash your concerns to another. To let the deepest worries and burdens of your heart be known to another. Sometimes we need to just be heard or to process aloud before a caring heart. Often, we need some good counsel in response.

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MAKING DECISIONS GOD'S WAY

MAKING DECISIONS GOD'S WAY

by Bill Elliff March 16, 2019

Life is a series of decisions. One after another, beginning in childhood, we are called upon to make choices. Some of these are minor and not harmful (“What shirt will I wear today?”), but others are life-altering (“Who will I marry?”). Our life is determined by these decisions. Even seemingly small decisions can determine the trajectory of our lives.

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