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God Works through Us in Times of Persecution

God Works through Us in Times of Persecution

Jesus knew even before coming into our world that He would encounter hostility and persecution and ultimately lay down His life for our sake. Now God calls us to take up our cross and follow Jesus, loving those around us sacrificially just as He loves those around us. Jesus laid down His life, paying the(…)

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Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Why Do the Righteous Serve God?

Written by Reed Lessing and Andrew Steinmann, Prepare the Way of the Lord examines and explores each book of the Old Testament, preparing students of the Bible to read Israel’s texts with understanding and insight. The following excerpt discusses theological issues in the Book of Job.

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“He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”

“He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows”

O loving and blessed Jesus, I come before You to meditate with true devotion of heart on Your bitter suffering. Lord, let Your woes, Your patience, inspire my heart with strength to vanquish every temptation and spurn every unworthy desire. This is what my heart would cherish most of all. What pain my soul’s redemption(…)

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