Inner Strength

  • The Perfect Gift

    The Perfect Gift

    Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all the people were on their way to register for the census, each to his own city. Now Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, […]

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  • What Did Jesus Do?

    What Did Jesus Do?

    “Now Pilate summoned to himself the chief priests, the rulers, and the people, and he said to them, ‘You brought this man to me on the ground that he is inciting the people to revolt; and behold, after examining Him before you, I have found no basis at all in the case of this man for the charges which you are bringing against […]

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  • Believe Before You See

    Believe Before You See

    Have you been waiting, praying, seeking, and still haven’t seen the promise fulfilled? Has God given you a word, but it feels stuck somewhere between Heaven and Earth? While reading in John 4, the Lord drew my attention to a particular verse. It came from the following passage: “Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee, where […]

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  • Pruning Your Spiritual Diet

    Pruning Your Spiritual Diet

    “If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, where the fire never goes out. And if your foot causes you to stumble, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than to […]

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  • Overcoming Fear

    Overcoming Fear

    In today’s society, we are constantly faced with fear. Whether it be scare-tactics used by sales companies, or creepy concepts presented on investigative television shows, seeds of fear are thrown at our hearts. If we let them, they sink in, take root, and grow. If you find yourself battling fear, as I do at times, […]

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  • Don’t Be Afraid

    Don’t Be Afraid

    In Luke 8:41, a man named Jairus fell at Jesus’ feet and pleaded with him to come to his house, because his 12-year-old daughter was dying.   While they were on their way, someone came from Jairus’ house and said, “Your daughter is dead…Don’t bother the teacher any more,” (Parts of Luke 8:49).   “Hearing […]

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  • Victory in Jesus: 7 Keys to Overcoming Temptation

    Victory in Jesus: 7 Keys to Overcoming Temptation

    In this life, we will encounter temptation. 1 John 2:16 says, “For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.” The good news? We have victory over these temptations through Jesus! Jesus set the perfect example for […]

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  • A Straight Path to God

    A Straight Path to God

    Jesus came into the world as the long-awaited Messiah, a title which means “anointed one.” Although, He wasn’t quite what people expected. The Jews were awaiting a king, from David’s family tree, who would free them from Rome’s tyranny. Many expected a warrior king who would be a military leader, but that’s not what Jesus […]

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  • Hitting the Reset Button

    Hitting the Reset Button

    Perhaps you feel busy, overworked, and exhausted. Now that Christmas and New Year’s Day have passed, you’re desperately seeking some stability—some peace, focus, and direction. You’re ready to hit the reset button. Resetting starts with refocusing our priorities, starting with putting God first. If God is most important in our lives, we want Him at […]

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  • Catching Fire

    Catching Fire

    While reading Acts chapter eight this past Friday, several things stuck out. The book of Acts is rather inspiring: people, filled with the Holy Spirit, following God with complete abandon. They don’t worry about pleasing people. They aren’t stopped by fear of torture or death. They know the truth, and that truth comes flowing out […]

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