Exodus

Moses fears being God’s messenger – God calms his fears and offers an alternative (Exodus 4:1 – 4:17).

God assigned Moses a critical task – he must lead the Israelites out of captivity. But Moses is afraid. He said, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, ‘The Lord did not appear to you?’” God said to Moses, “What is that in your…
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Modern Day Lessons

What do you do when you feel bad about yourself? Replacing insecurity with self-confidence begins with love – for yourself.

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel." The dangers of feeling bad about yourself It’s common for a person’s self-confidence to waiver at times. You may occasionally feel unworthy, flawed, defective, or insecure. Ultimately it is fear that you will…
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Modern Day Lessons

Religion as a crutch for the weak and wounded? If you use religion as a buffer against life’s struggles, you’re (probably) missing the point.

It’s a common atheist battle cry – “religion is a crutch for weak people with feeble minds”. According to these secular “faith experts”, religion’s sole purpose is to buffer believers from fear – fear of death, love loss, bad health, or any other distressful state of affairs we worry could…
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Matthew

The Baptism of Jesus – John the Baptist baptizes our savior (Matthew 3:13 – 3:17)

As John the Baptist had foreseen, Jesus travelled from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John. John tried to deter Jesus saying, “But, I should be baptized by you!” But Jesus insisted explaining, “It is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” As requested, John…
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