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God Enjoys Your Company

Sometime we start acting like being a Christian is about buckling down and doing our duty, as if it’s about following a long list of don’ts. But Jesus makes it simple for us. It’s really only about one main do—love. "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind';...

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Spiritual Thresholds: The Journey Towards Christ

If you’ve ever tried to share your faith, it’s likely you’ve had that moment where you stand there thinking, “God is so big, and faith is a such a huge decision. Where do I start?” It can feel like a massive conversation, one that’s pretty easy to talk yourself out of having. You may have been trained in the past to use a Gospel...

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Through Jesus’ Eyes

There are so many ways to see the same person. God chooses a vision that is redemptive, seeing through grace and compassion and hope. And He wants us to see people the same way. To see them for who they could be if they knew just how much Jesus loves them or wants to transform them. To see, we need light, and Jesus is the light source...

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Remarkable Love

There’s a longing in each of us to belong—to find people who will accept us for who we are, not for who we pretend to be. It can be pretty tiring to feel like we have to veil or adapt who we are in order to please others. That’s a big part of why Jesus commanded His disciples three times to love one another. His revolutionary plan was...

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Lean in to Jesus

Jesus’ disciples are willing to follow him anywhere with joy. But that’s the challenge isn’t it? Deciding to follow Jesus is one thing. But how do you keep walking with Him when it’s hard, when it hurts, when it doesn’t feel like God’s plan at all? How do you stay close to Jesus when the circumstances just make you want to run away...

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When Mormons Come Knocking

I work for a missionary organization, and sharing the gospel is literally in my job description. But it’s hard! I am not shy about my faith, but it can be difficult to know the time or place or means to share it. Since I was hired, I have prayed for God to give me opportunities to evangelize outside of the office and, boy, has He shown up. One...

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How to Access God’s Power

Watch more of Treasure: Jesus is Worth Everything. The lesson below is part of the Knowing Jesus Personally series. You are now beginning to live the Christian life, which isn't a standard of performance or a code of ethics, but a vital personal relationship with a loving God. Just as our relationship with God is totally dependent on what...

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Filling the Void

Do you feel satisfied today? Do you like where your life is going? Do you feel like you’re making progress? Can you see where God is at work in your life? It’s easy to get bogged down in the daily details. The baby woke up early. Traffic on the highway is at a standstill. The client changed his mind, again. Sometimes it feels like we’re just...

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