Moses brings a devastating plague of flies that targets Pharaoh and the Egyptians but avoids the Israelites (Exodus 8:20 – 8:32).

After exacting a plague of gnats on Pharaoh and the Egyptians, God said to Moses, “Get up early in the morning and confront Pharaoh as he goes to the river. Say to him, ‘This is what the Lord says: Let my people go so that they may worship me. If…
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The cost of following Jesus (let the dead bury their own) – Matthew 8:18 – 8:22

Jesus saw the crowds surrounding him had grown large so he gave orders to cross to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. A teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have…
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Modern Day Lessons

What does it mean, “Jesus died for our sins”?

Christians will be familiar with the idioms: “God sacrificed his only son” and “Jesus died for our sins.” For many Christians, the meaning of the phrases is confusing at best and horrifically sad at worst. How could God “sacrifice” his only son? And what does Jesus’ death have to do…
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Bible Verse Favs

True worship is living for God each day of our lives.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship. - Romans 12:1 A Christian's body is a temple of God and our outward expressions reflect the Holy Spirit within us.  Don't halfheartedly…
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