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An Abundance of Opportunities

AS CHRISTIANS, we  have an abundance of opportunities; but instead of pursuing our own rights, prosperity, and happiness, we have a higher calling. It’s summarized best in Luke 10:27: You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; […]

Remain alert to the fulfillment of Jesus’ prophecy

  JESUS is leaving the temple in Jerusalem for the last time when one of his disciples exclaims: Look, Teacher! What massive stones! What magnificent buildings! The temple is the pride and glory of the Jewish nation. However, Jesus replies: Do you see all these great buildings? Not one stone here will be left on […]

Renounce Valueless Things

“The one pursuing valueless things is in want of heart.”—PROV. 12:11. As Christians, we all possess valuable things of one kind or another. They might include a measure of health and strength, inborn mental abilities, or financial resources. Because we love God, we are happy to use those things in his service and thus respond […]

Master of the Harvest

‘Have plenty to do in the work of the Lord.’—1 COR. 15:58.            While traveling through the region of Samaria at the close of 30 C.E., Jesus paused to rest at a well near the town of Sychar. There he said to his disciples: “Lift up your eyes and view the fields, that they are […]

What is God’s plan for your life?

I was a typical kid until my senior year of high school. As I neared graduation, I realized I was going to have to make decisions about my future that would determine the rest of my life. One thing I believed very strongly was that God had a plan for my life. I did not […]