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Who is this Jesus? (RJS)

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. The largest portion of the Apostles’ Creed focuses on the life and death of Jesus Christ. This is not surprising as Jesus the Christ is the central element of […]



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God: Father, Almighty, Creator (RJS)

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. Having set up the Apostles’ Creed – its importance, the importance of creed-like statements in Scripture, and the role of the rule of faith in the early church it is now time to dig into the creed itself. The initial phrase in the […]



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God: Father, Almighty, Creator (RJS)


Faith in the Shadows (Austin Fischer)

Faith in the Shadows, by Austin Fischer A few years ago, I almost became a pastor who didn’t believe in God. In fact, there were probably a few moments when I didn’t believe in God. It’s tough to know. My apostasy or near-apostasy wasn’t precipitated by a singular event. Few apostasies are. When our faith […]



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BIBLE SUPERSTARS – ELIJAH

August 19, 2018

John 14
1 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.



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Daily Prayer for August 16

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Believe God, and he will recover thee: and direct thy way, and trust in him. Keep his fear, and grow old therein. Ye that fear the Lord, wait for his mercy: and go not aside from him, lest ye fall. Ye that fear the Lord, believe him: and your reward shall not be made void. Sirach 2:6-8 Douay-Rheims

Dear Father in heaven, we come before you to receive what we need as your children who cannot find help and guidance on our own, but only through your Spirit. Enlighten us by your Word, which you alone can give. You will give us your Word so that we can know with absolute certainty and clarity how to serve you. Your Word will show us the truth that is to be revealed on earth in Jesus Christ. Shelter us in your hands. Strengthen us especially during suffering, and free us from fear and trembling. Fill our hearts with patience and joy. Amen.


Why pray every day?

Deepen your prayer life with these resources from Plough.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

The Parable of Job, Love, and Life Everlasting

Is the Book of Job a parable? What is the message of Job? Does Job believe in life everlasting or prolongation of days  in one’s descendants? Matt Levering, in his new book called Dying and the Virtues. examines the Book of Job and intersects it with the longing for life everlasting because of love. If God […]



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Daily Prayer for August 7

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Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may become children of light. John 12:36, NIV

Dear Father in heaven, as your children we come into your presence so that you may lead us with the light that streams out from you. We come to your light seeking an inner birth to make us what your children ought to be. Bless us as we thank you for all your goodness and for the powerful help you have given many among us. Accept the thanks we offer you, and grant that we never forget the good you are doing for us. Help us to go forward, always forward, until your kingdom is completed. May it not be in vain that we live in the Lord Jesus and in love to you, the God and Father of all. May it not be in vain that we bring you our requests and prayers for your kingdom to come soon. Yes, Lord Jesus, come! Come soon to this earth so that all people may acknowledge the true God and may love you. Amen.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

Daily Prayer for June 17

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“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15, NIV

Lord our God, we come into your presence and bow down before you, the Almighty. We come before you and repent, believing in you and in your will to save us. Your will to save goes out over the whole world, over the whole godless world, that all may repent and be redeemed. Grant us the thoughts of your heart so that we may begin to understand your will. We dedicate ourselves to you, the holy, just, righteous, and merciful God. Grant that we may be your children, led and guided by you every day. Turn our hearts to you so that you can make us more and more as you want us to be. Turn our hearts to you until your goal of atonement and redemption is reached through the quiet working of your almighty power. Amen.


Are the fathers you know role models?

Encourage them with this biblical guidance.


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Author: Christoph Friedrich Blumhardt

I Believe, Therefore I Do

I Believe, Therefore I Do (by Mike Glenn) The old preachers tell a story about a tight rope walker who was pushing a wheel barrow across Niagara Falls. After doing it several times, the performer asked a man in the audience, “Do you believe I can push this wheel barrow across Niagara Falls? “Yes, I […]



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The Spiral Of Forgiveness (Mike Glenn)

The Spiral of Forgiveness Most of us believe forgiving someone is an easy thing. Forgiveness usually goes something like this: someone does something wrong and they feel bad. The offending party then goes to the person they offended and apologizes. The person who was wounded is supposed say, “That’s OK. I forgive you.” There you […]



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The Spiral Of Forgiveness (Mike Glenn)