Strength That Endures

Scripture: “Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master, making him

Favor in An Unlikely Place

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Scripture: “Years before, Elisha had told the woman whose son he had brought to life, ‘Leave here and go, you and your family, and live someplace else. God has ordered a famine in the land; it will last for seven years.’ The woman did what the Holy Man told her and left. She and her family lived

The Wisdom for the Decision

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Scripture: “Some time later two prostitutes came to the king to have an argument settled. ‘Please, my lord,’ one of them began, ‘this woman and I live in the same house. I gave birth to a baby while she was with me in the house. Three days later this woman also had a baby. We

Start Spreading the Good News

Scripture: “It’s the word of faith that welcomes God to go to work and set things right for us. This is the core of our preaching. Say the welcoming word to God—’Jesus is my Master’—embracing, body and soul, God’s work of doing in us what he did in raising Jesus from the dead. That’s it.

Vessels of Plenty

Scripture: “One day the wife of a man from the guild of prophets called out to Elisha, ‘Your servant my husband is dead. You well know what a good man he was, devoted to God. And now the man to whom he was in debt is on his way to collect by taking my two children