7 Bible Verses To Help Overcome Bitterness

by Crystal McDowell
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A bitter spirit can happen to any one of us if we aren’t careful. A bitter root can grow subtly in our hearts long before the fruit of it rises to the surface. Unresolved anger, an unforgiving attitude, resentment, jealousy, and continued disappointment are just a few of life’s struggles that cause us to plunge […]

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8 Important Bible Verses About Worldliness

by Crystal McDowell
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Worldliness is one of the most dangerous enemies of a believer. We are drawn to the world’s way as it appeals to our own sinful nature that longs to be satisfied. Believers who struggle with worldliness will benefit from building a strong defense with knowledge and action from God’s word. Study 8 important Bible verses […]

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Top 8 Bible Verses About Babies

by Crystal McDowell
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Babies are beautiful gifts from God. The Lord gives the world babies to remind us of the preciousness of life and the fragility of the young. Parents find themselves without instructions as well as the responsibility to raise their God-given gift. Babies are born helpless and demanding—they expect to be comforted whether with food, affection, […]

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10 Positive Proclamations From The Bible

by Crystal McDowell
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Our world has many negative proclamations that focus on glorifying men rather than God. We are inundated with messages of the culture that we sometimes forget the amazing truths from the Bible. Choose one proclamation to memorize and meditate on this week. #1) Melchizedek “Blessed be Abram by God Most High, Creator of heaven and […]

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7 Great Bible Verses for Newlyweds

by Crystal McDowell
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For most couples there’s a flurry of activity all the way up to the honeymoon. Afterwards the real work of marriage begins. God speaks to married couples together and individually in order for them to grow in their relationship. It’s a great start to their marriage if they memorize key scriptures to help them along […]

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7 Signs You Are Dealing With a Spiritual Attack

by Crystal McDowell
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Every believer struggles at different times with spiritual attacks even though we don’t always recognize it as from the devil. We blame our circumstances, family, friends, and sometimes even God, for our troubles. Yet Satan is a master deceiver who instigates problems and disappears before anyone recognizes his influence. The Bible instructs us in Ephesians […]

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7 Tips for Raising Kids in a World Filled With Marketing Messages

by Crystal McDowell
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It’s the latest and the greatest so our kids can’t live one more day without it! Whatever it is…the latest technological gadget, coolest shoes ever, the most adorable talking doll or even the fastest skateboard known to mankind. Without parental training on recognizing the power of marketing, our children would never understand the gift of […]

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7 Reasons Most Church Members Don’t Invite Others to Worship

by Crystal McDowell
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In any church service there is a diverse group of people—some who are Christians and some who are not as well as believers at different stages of spiritual growth. Every church environment is different—some are very quiet and reflective while others are robust and engaging. While the body of Christ is one in the Spirit—there […]

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How To Choose Faith Over Fear

by Crystal McDowell
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It’s a choice every believer can’t avoid—either we are walking in faith or fear. Faith in the face of fear stretches us to grow up spiritually. In Romans 10:17 we recognize that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ”. In order to build our faith we […]

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How to Hear the Voice of the Holy Spirit In Your Life

by Crystal McDowell
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Is it possible to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit? Jesus told His disciples, “But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come” […]

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