3 Beautiful Truths Every Divorced Christian Needs to Know

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Dear Divorced Christian, That term still stings, doesn’t it? It seems as if people everywhere want you to wear a large, scarlet letter “D” around your neck. Every form you complete asks if you are divorced or widowed, not just single or married. You are often scorned by the church because of your past. You feel as if you are a total and complete failure.

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‘When I Get Filled . . . I Will Begin To Speak’

As a young Baptist preacher, I associated with Full Gospel people around divine healing. We both believed in that, and hearing them talk about divine healing made my faith grow stronger. I also knew I needed the infilling of the Holy Spirit that they talked about, because I sensed a lack of power in my own life. But after meditating on and thinking about the scriptures concerning the Holy Spirit, I became convinced that speaking with other tongues wasn’t necessary.

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Instructing Your Children in the Ways of God

A home is not only a place where a family lives; but it is also a training center, with the parents as the primary instructors. If you don’t teach your children about God and His value system, most likely they won’t follow after Him and His ways. But before any effective instruction can be given, a solid relationship must be developed between you and your children. To understand God’s intentions for the family, we must first go back to the Book of Beginnings.

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Your Believing Affects Your Receiving

In Mark 9:23, Jesus said, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth.” According to this and other verses in the Bible, what you believe determines what you receive from the Lord. In other words, your believing affects your receiving. Notice I said that your believing affects your receiving. Your receiving isn’t based on another person’s faith; it’s based on your faith. And just hearing someone else preach the Word won’t give you faith to receive unless you get into the Word for yourself.

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The Holiness of God

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 To any of His creation that are able and willing to listen and take heed, God says something very important in Leviticus, chapter 11. We’ll turn over there and see what this important thing is. Leviticus, chapter 11, verse 44: Tozer – The Holiness of God (Part 4 of 4) by ChristianSongs “For I am the Eternal your God: you shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and you shall be holy: for I am holy.” That is also repeated in the New Testament in I Peter, chapter 1 and verse 16.

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Talked to God Lately?

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Talked to God Lately?We all make time for what we value the most. Have you gotten into the good habit of praying to God on a regular basis? Need some instruction and encouragement? Here it is! How’s your prayer life? Some would answer, “What prayer life? I don’t have a prayer life. I’m too busy!” Yes, we are all quite busy, but is that a legitimate excuse? Several years ago, a good friend of mine passed on a phrase that his father used to tell him: “You make time for…

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Can You Believe Bible Prophecy?

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Are you a spiritual skeptic? Do you question whether the bible is actually the Word of God? After all, you may reason, none of the authors are around to prove beyond the shadow of a doubt that it’s genuine. You want evidence to verify that the Bible truly is God’s word. You need something solid to back up your belief. How do you start? Where do you search for the facts to solve your dilemma? There is a source that can answer your suspicions. Stay tuned to Beyond Today as we…

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How to Live the Best Life Possible

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How can you get the most out of this life, which you can only spend once?When I was 20, two questions weighed heavily on my mind: “What is the purpose and meaning of life?” and “How can I live the best life possible?”While reading one night, I stumbled upon a statement that I shall never forget: “Your life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you want, but you can only spend it once .” The realization was most powerful—I had only one life to live. There were many…

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Life is in the Small Things

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Have you ever felt the desire to do something great? Have you desired to do something that mattered on a large scale? Do ever you feel frustrated or disappointed when you can’t change the world in massive ways? “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” -Mother TeresaIt is normal for us limited humans to desire to tap into our incredible human potential. We can often burn ourselves out trying to accomplish great feats.

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Why We Can Stand on God’s Promises

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This afternoon I’d like to address a topic that touches all of us from time to time. I’d like to ask you this question. Anyone here ever had a promise made to you and had that promise broken? I think we’re all in that same boat, aren’t we? It can start as early as just a young child growing up. Promises are made by parents to the child and the child is all excited and waiting for it and all of a sudden, oh it doesn’t happen. Then the child…

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Does the Bible teach a secret rapture?

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Does the Bible teach a secret rapture?There has been a great deal of interest in end time events based on the Left Behind series of books and movies. What does the Bible teach about the rapture? Millions have read the Left Behind books, which are based on a secret rapture. According to the most common version of the rapture theory, Christ will approach the earth (but not return all the way down to it), to secretly seize believers seven years before His actual return. Does the Bible teach this? The…

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The Key to Praying Effectively

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When I pray with my kids, I can tell their minds are somewhere else.  They might have their eyes closed, but talking to God is the very last thing on their minds.  I guess for us adults, some things never change.Years ago I read a quote by Mother Teresa.  When asked what she says when she prays she answered, “I listen”.  When asked what God says, she responded, “He listens”.All too often, I look at prayer only as presenting my requests before God.  After all, that is exactly what He…

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God’s Not Dead… but Christian Films are on Life Support

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As unfortunate as it may be to admit, “Christian movies” have something of a track record.Often the purpose of the filmmaker is clear, if not bluntly stated: to win souls, bolster the faith of believers, or even simply to get the name of Jesus to a theater near you. All too often, however, these well-meaning Christian films are marked by substandard acting, careless plot-holes, and contrived situations. Christian audiences flock to see such films, forgiving shortcomings and encouraging friends and family to support the Christian film industry by going out…

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Why Doesn’t God Give Me What I Want?

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Being a parent teaches me a lot about how I relate to God – and vice-versa. I feel like I’m always learning valuable spiritual lessons from my experiences with my son, which is why I wrote my last article entitled Lessons Learned from a Toddler. Immediately after writing that article, God showed me another powerful spiritual truth from an interaction with my son, but this lesson seemed like a big one that I have dealt with many times in my life, and it seemed worthy of an article all its…

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11 Ways to Build a More Loving Marriage

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If your marriage isn’t what you’d like it to be and your husband isn’t changing, there’s still hope that your relationship with him can improve. That’s because you can greatly influence the state of your marriage when you change yourself through the power of the Holy Spirit working in you. The growth of one person in a marriage relationship significantly impacts the other person.Here’s how you can change your marriage by becoming a more loving wife, with God’s help:

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The Promise of Victory We Are Going to Win in the End!

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In his great novel about the French Revolution, called A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens began his story with some of the most memorable words in all of English literature:It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…These…

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10 Days to Passover – The Last Day Before Passover

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 It’s the last day before Passover, which begins at sundown tonight. In His day, Jesus, knowing that His hour had come, and that He would be delivered into the hands of the Romans to be killed, gave His disciples the lasting, unforgettable ceremony of the New Covenant Passover. The whole story of what happened during the supper He had with His disciples goes from John 13-18, but the first sentence of John 13 is what we will focus on: Now before the feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that…

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Jesus Christ’s Resurrection: Our Hope of Life

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 Two men ran through the streets of the city, trying to see if it was true. Over the final sprint one outran the other and arrived on the scene first. Stopping, he stooped down and looked into the space and noticed the linen cloths that had once wrapped a body. Astounded, he didn’t immediately enter.His friend, not hesitating, tucked his head and went inside. He also saw the same linen cloths, with a separate piece lying nearby. He too was stunned.Then the other joined him inside. Staring at the empty,…

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How to Seek God’s Will

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Many leaders are imploring us to pray for God’s help. Indeed we should. But let’s be realistic enough to realize that God will hear us only if we are willing to hear Him.The attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon was a horrible act of violence by religious extremists. Their acts are unconscionable. Nevertheless leaders from all nations are warning that more violent acts of terrorism may come. They caution us that, though now few in number, these furtive enemies of Western civilization are intelligent, cunning and capable.…

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Is God’s Temple Under Construction?

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Scripture indicates that before the return of Jesus Christ, a new temple is to be built in Jerusalem. But is a grand temple of God already under construction? Does it involve you?Many Jews long for it. A number are actively preparing for it. Bible prophecy says it will happen. Amazingly, it directly concerns you.Before Jesus makes His prophesied return to earth, certain passages in the Bible appear to state that a third physical temple of God will be constructed or will be undergoing construction alongside an operational sacrificial altar, possibly…

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