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Loving God by the Book by charles stanley

Loving God by the Book Psalm 119:105-112 The number one reason people give me for not meditating upon Scripture is that they don’t have enough time. I’ve often said that we make time for what’s important to us, and a … Continue reading

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Living Above Circumstances by charles stanley

Living Above Circumstances Philippians 1:12-18 While under house arrest, Paul wrote his letter to the Philippians. The apostle could receive visitors but couldn’t travel. Despite living in a home, Paul was more than likely chained to a Roman soldier 24 … Continue reading

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The Moments that Sustain Us by charles stanley

The Moments that Sustain Us Psalm 145:1-5 When life falls apart, how do you cope? All of us face circumstances that challenge our peace—and some of these situations are very painful and prolonged. Unless we have purposeful focus, joy fades … Continue reading

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Hearing the Call by charles stanley

Hearing the Call Acts 6:4 God has issued some dramatic calls to service. Moses heard His voice from a burning bush (Ex. 3). Isaiah saw a vision of heaven’s throne room (Isa. 6). However, a spectacle is the exception rather … Continue reading

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From Alienation to Reconciliation by charles stanley

From Alienation to Reconciliation 2 Corinthians 5:14-21 Separation, rejection, and alienation are unpleasant experiences that we usually try to avoid at all costs. But we live in a fallen world, so we cannot totally escape them. Isolation from other people … Continue reading

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Evangelism: Every Believer’s Calling by charles stanley

Evangelism: Every Believer’s Calling Acts 1:6-8 One Sunday, a man approached me between services to share his story. He’d been addicted to drugs and was leading a hopeless life when he heard a Scripture verse in a sermon. He said … Continue reading

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Hope: The Anchor of the Soul by charles stanley

Hope: The Anchor of the Soul Hebrews 6:13-20 Hope is a healthy attitude. Anticipating good brings comfort to the mind and heart. In contrast, a state of hopelessness is a terrible condition in which to find oneself. It’s overwhelming and … Continue reading

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God Is for Us by charles stanley

God Is for Us Romans 8:31-34 Throughout life, there will be times when our sins and failures lead us to conclude that God is disappointed or angry with us. How can He still love me after what I’ve done? If … Continue reading

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Learning to Listen to God by charles stanley

Learning to Listen to God Psalm 81:8-16 God clearly calls us to listen to Him, but like the nation of Israel, we sometimes ignore His voice and miss His blessings. Learning to listen to the Lord is far more important … Continue reading

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The God Who Speaks by charles stanley

The God Who Speaks Hebrews 1:1-2 Throughout human history, God has been speaking to mankind in various ways. His prophets were moved by the Spirit to proclaim and write His words, but His ultimate expression came through His Son. Today … Continue reading

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