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December 2017

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Sunday, December 31, 2017

Approach to Dealing with Peer Pressure The next time you feel pressured, ask yourself what the consequences of giving into the pressure are. How will you feel about yourself? How will you parents feel if they were to know? How... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Saturday, December 30, 2017

Resisting Peer Pressure to Do Wrong “Peer pressure is the influence that a peer group, observers or individual exerts that encourages others to change their attitudes, values, or behaviors to conform the group norms.”[1] In some ways, this could be... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Friday, December 29, 2017

Others Are Spreading Rumors About Me If you find that, a friend has been gossiping about you, will you find it difficult not to reply in kind and can you calmly go to your friend? You do have inside knowledge... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Thursday, December 28, 2017

We are Never Ever Truly Alone Matthew 5:3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 3 “Blessed[1] are the poor[2] in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of the heavens. In any century, a poor person has little reason to be happy, based on outward... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Wednesday, December 27, 2017

True Friends      Proverbs 18:24 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 24 A man of many friends will be broken in pieces, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. While alone time is great for getting things done, digging... Continue Reading →

APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM: Explaining and Proving

Acts 17:2-3 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 2 And according to Paul’s custom, he went to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures, 3 explaining and proving that it was necessary that the Christ had to suffer and rise again... Continue Reading →

BIBLICAL WORD OF THE DAY: Adoption: (Gr. huiothesia)

Adoption: (Gr. huiothesia) The Greek noun is a legal term that literally means “adoption as son,” which means to take or accept a son or daughter who is not naturally such by relationship, including complete inheritance rights. The apostle Paul... Continue Reading →

DAILY DEVOTIONAL Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Wisely Using Your Alone Time Mark 6:31 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 31 And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to an isolated place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they did not even... Continue Reading →

APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM: Effective Use of Questions

Luke 10:25 Updated American Standard Version (UASV) 25 And behold, a lawyer[1] stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” A historical note here, “a lawyer” or “an expert in the... Continue Reading →

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