The Bemenderfers

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Arrival of the King

After years of resisting calls to become king of Israel, Jesus suddenly makes all the right moves to claim the throne of David. But do people really understand what God has in mind? And will they accept the king that Jesus intends to be? How…

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How To Pray

The Apostle John promises that if we pray according to God's will, we will receive what we ask for (1 John 5:14-15). How well do we know God's will? Do we know what is important to God, and so how to pray in accord with…

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Whom Do You Seek?

How tempting it is to seek the praise of men instead of God. Giving to the needy, praying, fasting and many other "acts of righteousness" are good and right, and we should be known for our good deeds. But Jesus knows how easily we are…

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Be Perfect

Finishing up Matthew chapter 5, we discover God has a pretty high standard for us. But He's in us to help us. It does, however, require a significant paradigm change. What do we value most? What does God? Are we willing for Him to change…

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Adultery

Adultery. Sexual immorality. Divorce. It's so common, is there really any point talking about God's perspective on it? Sure, it's great when we can use it to put others in their place, but what's in our own hearts? Can we find—and offer—mercy while still holding…

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