good jealousy?

jealousy is not a good thing when it comes to Kingdom goals. as the body of Christ, we are meant to work together in harmony, laying aside the “getting ahead” mindset, and accomplish our individual and collective purposes. 1 Corinthians 12:12 states, “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the…

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what’s next?

in light of the current events and situations that we are witnessing throughout the world, there’s always one question in the back of everyone’s mind; what’s next? you may have lost a friend or a loved one in the global pandemic. perhaps you are watching investments, as the economy has been unpredictable. maybe you’re reading…

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anxiety vs Jesus

what does the Bible have to say about anxiety? there are so many people these days who suffer from crippling anxiety and even those who take medication to gain some relief. worry has robbed countless of sleep, caused stress-related health problems, and changed how some approach their day. i cannot imagine that God would have…

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joseph the just

 Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus with an identifiable kiss in a place where Jesus commonly retreated to get away from crowds and gather His thoughts. later, Judas agonized in this betrayal to the point of destroying himself. when the Lord resurrected and ascended into heaven, the eleven began to wait for the promise. they had no…

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Hosea

i have always been fascinated with the story of Hosea. the examples that God directed him to live out are hardships that few would tolerate. even calling the names of his children would bring back the heartache that he had to live with every day. while studying recently in Romans 9, i came across this…

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Haggai

Haggai, pronounced either HAG-eye or hag-gi-eye was one of the final prophets in the post-exile world of the Old Testament. the first time we hear his name mentioned is in the Book of Ezra, chapter 5. Here, we find him prophesying alongside Zechariah to the Jews in Judah and Jerusalem. not much is known about…

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faith works

  the final four verses of Romans chapter 9 read, “What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it…

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the rear guard

spiritual warfare; it’s the sign of the times. never before has the Christian church been closer to the Second Coming of Christ and under such a grand attack from the enemy. every morning, God’s mercies are new, yet the populous turns to entertainment and self-gratification. most of those that have tried to live for God…

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in the name of Jesus

i love being Apostolic! for years, i contemplated the meaning of life in Christ and why one denomination taught certain things that another did not. i spent my Sunday school years in an apostolic church and became very familiar with Pentecostal worship. the singing, shouting, and dancing did not frighten me off upon returning to…

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thunderous loving revelator

 the Apostle John, also known as John the Revelator, lived before discipleship as a fisherman. John and his brother, James, were headed by their father Zebedee in the family business. having been in the Navy, i can attest to some of the personalities you will find upon the seas. the customs of the times were…

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