GOD'S PROMISES IN THE PIT AND THE PRISON

GOD'S PROMISES IN THE PIT AND THE PRISON

by Bill Elliff February 01, 2021

God has made promises to His followers (over 7,000 in His word). We may doubt it during dark times, but those times may not be hindrances to the fulfillment, but the pathways. Don't doubt in the darkness what God has told you in the light. He cannot lie and is always faithful to His promises to us!

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REMEMBERING GOD’S WORK

REMEMBERING GOD’S WORK

by Bill Elliff January 28, 2021

We are notorious forgetters. God moves and provides for us daily. And then, there are those extraordinary moments when He encounters us. But in light of this growing number of experiences of God’s goodness, is there ever-increasing gratitude and worship?

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THE CONTINUAL EFFECTS OF AN UNCLEAR CONSCIENCE

THE CONTINUAL EFFECTS OF AN UNCLEAR CONSCIENCE

by Bill Elliff January 27, 2021

Your conscience is that part of you that knows you deeply. The word "conscience" means a "knowing with" or "self-knowledge." This is the part of you where God convicts you of sin and need.

When we have sinned against someone, the Bible has a very clear process for resolution. Jesus commanded this in Matthew 5:23-24, and the account of Jacob in the Old Testament illustrates the beauty and rightness of this approach.

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THE EVIDENT BLESSING OF GOD

THE EVIDENT BLESSING OF GOD

by Bill Elliff January 22, 2021

God will meet us where we are. When we doubt and struggle in faith, God is gracious to come and remind us (again) of His promises. And He is faithful. Promises He made to our ancestors that involve us will be fulfilled! God has rich, personal promises He longs to make and accomplish in our life as we look to Him. He is not limited by time or history. What He has said, He will accomplish.

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NO TURNING BACK

NO TURNING BACK

by Bill Elliff January 21, 2021

Perhaps you are being called by some naive friend (or demonic enemy in disguise) to fall back into the familiar old ways. Old habits, old pleasures, old relationships, old doubts, old disobediences. Do not give in! Stand strong and firm following Christ into the new ways and lands He has taken you. The lands that were gained by faith.

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WATCHING OVER OUR CHILDREN AS THEY WATCH THE WORLD

WATCHING OVER OUR CHILDREN AS THEY WATCH THE WORLD

by Bill Elliff January 18, 2021

Like a frog in growing hot water, we become de-sensitized to the immorality and the pervasive philosophy of the world around us. Parents increasingly compromise with their children and bow to the "everybody-is-doing-it" complaints. We will never be perfect as parents, but if we sow moral compromise, we will often reap moral confusion.

 

 

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DOING GOD’S WORK MAN’S WAY

DOING GOD’S WORK MAN’S WAY

by Bill Elliff January 15, 2021

God specializes in promising the impossible. He asks us to believe Him for things we cannot see—things beyond belief. This creates a dilemma that is only solved by faith, and it is this faith that He is after.

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THE TRAGEDY OF A SELF-CENTERED UNITY

THE TRAGEDY OF A SELF-CENTERED UNITY

by Bill Elliff January 13, 2021

The fundamental flaw in man is as old as the Garden of Eden. We were made by God and for God. But in our rebellion, we want to live by ourselves and for ourselves. It’s the misdirection of our hearts that causes all the problems.

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MISREPRESENTING GOD

MISREPRESENTING GOD

by Bill Elliff January 12, 2021

The world is filled with people who supposedly speak for God. They were present in Job’s day, and they are everywhere present today. But are they telling us the truth?

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GOD ANSWERS US

GOD ANSWERS US

by Bill Elliff January 11, 2021

It is one of the most amazing things about our existence as humans. If we are in a position to hear, God speaks to us.

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EMBRACING GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY

EMBRACING GOD’S SOVEREIGNTY

by Bill Elliff January 08, 2021

How do you respond to God when difficulty comes? In your mind, you know that God could have prevented suffering from touching you. And yet, He has either caused or allowed a hard thing to come your way. And now, what are your thoughts about God?

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DESTROYING GOD’S IMAGE

DESTROYING GOD’S IMAGE

by Bill Elliff January 07, 2021

There is something extraordinary about you. Whether you realize it or not, you were created in God’s image. As the apex of creation, God designed you to be the highest expression of Him.

Sin has distorted this image in us all. We have all “sinned and fallen short of God’s glory” (Romans 6:23). But God sent His Son to redeem us, to restore us back to the Designer’s original intent. And for those who believe in Him, He will completely accomplish this. This completion begins on earth but is finalized in eternity with Him.

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