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It’s amazing to me how even a few notes from a song can immediately bring back memories or suggest strong emotions. Just think of the theme from Rocky, a true classic. In just a moment, you can go from miserably sad to incredibly triumphant, joyful and victorious. The metaphors contained in the Bible contain similar

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Having a Faith That Work

“What use is it, my brethren, if a man says he has faith, but he has no works? Can that faith save him? . . . You see that a man is justified by works, and not by faith alone” (James 2:14, 24). True faith produces good works. Many false teachers claim that you can

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Being Poor in Spirit

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. 5:3). From Drawing Near by John MacArthur If you are poor in spirit, certain characteristics will mark your life. The Puritan writer Thomas Watson listed seven ways to determine if you are poor in spirit (The Beatitudes [Edinburgh: The Banner of

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