When You Think It Can’t Get Much Worse

I have lost count of those days in my life when I thought that things couldn’t get much worse. The issues we can blame such emotional trauma on are legend. We all have our lists of those special agonies that trigger our deepest fears. Even though I consider myself a committed Christian, I was often

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Our Hunger for Quick Relief

One of my goals in writing is to bring immediate help to every hungry Disciple who knows they want more and need more of Jesus, fast! It is to those who have the spirit and urgency of David that I write. Listen to his words: “Hasten to save me Lord, come quickly to help me.

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The Spiritual Symbolism of Numbers

It is obvious that numbers—their use, value, symbolism, power, and mystery—are rooted in the intentions of our Creator. They are used throughout scripture, not only as signs of physical quantities, but, even more importantly, as symbols of spiritual reality. Understanding the symbolic message of “God’s numbers” is critical to the disciple’s growth to most fully

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Faith: A Precision Definition

Repost from Thursday, October 14, 2010 Let me offer one more precise working definition of “faith.” Most Christians I have known … including myself … are slow to grasp the inherent power of this word. Faith is used in Scripture as both a verb and noun. Sadly, we use it mostly as a noun to think about.

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The Christ Life (Part 2)

“When they came to Marah, they could not drink its water because it was bitter (That is why the place is called Marah.). So the people grumbled against Moses, saying, “What are we to drink?” Then Moses cried out to the Lord and the Lord showed him a piece of wood. He threw it into

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The Christ Life (Part 1)

A Rationale for Living The Lord Jesus sadly declared that the incredible life He offered to mankind would be found by only a few (Mat. 5:13-14). To discover the small gate and narrow path to His Light demands precise following (John 8:12). My vision for Ventures is to be a ministry to the few in

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