Encouragement Category

5 Secrets to Contentment

The United States’ Declaration of Independence says that all people have the right to “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. It is interesting that the statement used is the pursuit of happiness and not just happiness itself. Apparently, it is evident that happiness is not easy to come by. We must pursue happiness because […]

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Paul’s Ministry Team

The apostle Paul is a big deal in Christianity. He was hand-selected by Jesus to be an apostle to the Gentiles, wrote 13 books of the Bible, and is credited as being the most prolific missionary in the history of the Church. The only thing that seemed to match his productivity and zeal for the […]

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Why Did Jesus Weep at Lazarus’ Tomb?

One of the more well-known miracles is the account of Jesus raising his friend Lazarus from the dead (John 11). It is a profound miracle, a dramatic display of Jesus’ power and also rich with theological implications about resurrection, eternal life, and the importance of the call of Christ to life. Nestled into this account is […]

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12 Things That Happen the Moment You Are Born-Again

Being a true Christian is not something you can visibly see. It is an internal, spiritual reality that evidences itself over the course of time. Just because someone says they are a Christian doesn’t mean they are, but for those who truly are born again, they enjoy several immediate (and amazing!) benefits. Your sins are […]

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How Are Christians “More Than Conquerors”?

It’s a phrase that gets thrown around quite a bit by Christians, usually in the midst of a rah-rah speech meant to build up believers and help them gain some God-given confidence. It might sound something like, Don’t let the negatives in life get you down! You can choose to be bitter or you can choose to […]

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You Owe God $10 Billion

Jesus is a master storyteller. Much of his teaching about God and the kingdom of heaven comes in the form of parables—little stories that pack a big punch. In Matthew chapter 18, we encounter one such parable on the subject of forgiveness. [21] Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my […]

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When Your Family Doesn’t Support Your Faith

You’re a brand new Christian. You’ve made the decision to follow Christ, to call on him as your Saviour and Lord, and start a new life built on your faith in Jesus. This journey will bring all sorts of experiences: some of them wonderful, some of them confusing, some of them exciting, and some of […]

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You’ve Sinned Again—Now What?

What are you to do when you have sinned…again? When you have committed the very sin you resolved to never repeat? When you can’t help but feel defeated, despite the fact you know you’re supposed to be “more than a conqueror”? When you start to wonder if you can ever live a life of holiness? […]

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How To Be Happy

Everyone wants to be happy, but eventually we all discover that happiness is as elusive as the wind. Experiencing happiness is not so unusual per se, but being able to hang on to it is. That’s why Americans speak of “the pursuit of happiness”. It is something every human chases after, but not many actually […]

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There’s Hope for This Hopeless World

“You may run from sorrow as we have. Sorrow will find you.” – August Nicholson, The Village It is not hard to feel that the world in which we live is entirely hopeless. Who could blame someone for coming to such a conclusion? Life does not just include sorrow; it seems to be filled with it. […]

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