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Building Friendships

I remember when professional golfer Payne Stewart was killed some years ago. I remember the news stories, the memorial service on CNN, the tribute paid to him at the next tournament. It was moving and heartbreaking and tragic. But there was more. I also remember the comments of players on tour, caddies, officials—all of whom…

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The Focus Of Our Message

Never be sympathetic with a person whose situation causes you to conclude that God is dealing harshly with him. God can be more tender than we can conceive, and every once in a while He gives us the opportunity to deal firmly with someone so that He may be viewed as the tender One. If a person cannot go to God, it is because he has something secret which he does not intend to give up— he may admit his sin, but would no more give up that thing than he could fly under his own power. It is impossible to deal sympathetically with people like that. We must reach down deep in their lives to the root of the problem, which will cause hostility and resentment toward the message. People want the blessing of God, but they can’t stand

The Person Makes The Place

"God Himself will be with them and be their God. And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes." Revelation 21:3-4

Engaged couples often spend hours poring over travel brochures and vacation Web sites looking for just the right honeymoon spot. They can hardly wait for …

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The songs of Christmas come to life–Christmas Program

For many of us, Christmas carols bring back powerful memories of holidays gone by. But many of these songs have their own intriguing history. Join us for a special Christmas edition of “Words To Live By” as we bring to life the music of the season with the stories and Scriptures that inspired it. Find…

Discover how we can present the gospel as good news!

If you read about a hostage who had been miraculously rescued after years of imprisonment, you’d likely say that’s good news! Tragically, not everyone feels the same way. Let’s discuss various reactions to God’s story of redemption.

The Heart Of Christmas

Charles Dickens’ novel A Christmas Carol was released on December 19, 1843, and has never been out of print. It tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a wealthy, sour, stingy man who says, “Every idiot who goes about with ‘Merry Christmas,’ on his lips, should be boiled with his own pudding!” Yet, one Christmas Eve, Scrooge is radically changed into a generous and happy man. With great humor and insight, Dickens’ book captures the universal longing for inner peace.

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no lazy river

One of our favorite family vacation sites is a beautiful beach community located in an adjoining state. We like to go there during the “off season” when few tourists are around. Though the ocean water is a little chilly, we enjoy swimming in an indoor pool.

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Test of Faithfulness

It is only a faithful person who truly believes that God sovereignly controls his circumstances. We take our circumstances for granted, saying God is in control, but not really believing it. We act as if the things that happen were completely controlled by people. To be faithful in every circumstance means that we have only one loyalty, or object of our faith— the Lord Jesus Christ. God may cause our circumstances to suddenly fall apart, which may bring the realization of our unfaithfulness to Him for not recognizing that He had ordained the situation.

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Discover how God’s love AND power relate to our redemption

It’s not enough to want to free someone who is being held captive, you need the ability to pull off such a daring rescue! Watch God’s plan unfold.

Exploratory Procedure

"The Word of God is living and powerful, . . . a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12

I have a friend who recently underwent a laryngoscopy. I winced as he explained how his doctor took a camera with a light on the…

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RBC Ministries operates in conjunction with affiliated ministries in 34 countries, plus partners throughout the world who distribute RBC Ministries’ materials. Our signature publication, the daily devotional called Our Daily Bread, is translated into more than 55 languages.