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Adopting God’s Idea of Love

Why is it we are so quick to adopt the worldly idea that love is hard and something that has to be constantly fought for? How often do we hear Christians say things like “marriage is hard” and “love is hard work”? Even though we know these statements are completely ...

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The Poisonous Root of Bitterness

Several years ago my wife and I were ministering to a young lady who needed deliverance from demons. As I prayed for her, it was clear that evil spirits were coming to the surface, but we could not seem to get a full breakthrough. We paused for a moment to ...

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Do You Bear Much Fruit?

Having grown up on a farm in the heart of Indiana, I know the importance of a fruitful yield from seeds planted.  It relates directly to the farmer’s future livelihood.  Whether it is an expansive field of corn, wheat, oats, or a backyard garden of green beans and tomatoes, or ...

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Love Never Fails, But Love Takes Time

“Love is patient … ” 1 Corinthians 13:4a Love takes time.  It does not have an expiration date; love simply, patiently perseveres! That word “patient” in 1 Corinthians stops me in my tracks.  The original Greek word means “willing to suffer long.”  I don’t like to suffer for a short time, ...

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