How to Live Peaceably

How to Live PeaceablyThe enemy, the devil, and this world are wanting to get you ejected from the game of life. They want to lie to you, put you under bondage, and keep you from enjoying Jesus and what he wants to do in your life. That’s the reality we live in.

So how do you–and I–stay strong in the grace of God?

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Worth the Wait

TommyBlumberg.com: Worth the WaitGod gives a loving wedding gift to every bride and groom. He’s created a beautiful way for a man and a woman to communicate their deepest love, trust, and friendship within the sacred covenant of marital faithfulness.

Some believe that fidelity is unnecessary. They choose to follow a moral code called situational ethics, which promotes the idea that ethical decisions should be made on a case-by-case basis rather than guided by absolute truth. However, this standard has proven to be a bad investment because it results in sexual bankruptcy. Couples who engage in sex before marriage often experience a plaguing feeling of guilt, emotional dissatisfaction, and the confusing feeling that something must be wrong.

Partaking of marital benefits without marital commitment prompts two important questions:

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Moms: Life’s Unsung Heroes

Moms: Life’s Unsung Heroes

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“Give me a generation of Christian mothers, and I will undertake to change the whole face of society.” –Lord Shaftesbury

“Every mother owes it to her children to accept Jesus Christ as her personal Savior, so that she may be the influence for good in the lives of those whom the Lord has graciously given to her.” –Billy Graham

The occupation of raising children seldom appears on a resume. Yet as the recipient of my mother’s nurture and care in a family of nine children, I believe mothering is the most important job in the world.

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Turning Wedding Woes into Wedding Wows

Turning-Wedding-Woes-into-Wedding-Wows-04Remember when you stood at the altar and recited your wedding vows before God, your family, and friends?

Through the grace and power of the Holy Spirit, my love will remain unwavering, in plenty and in want, in joy and in sorrow, in sickness and in health, in times of blessing and trial. I promise to love, respect, honor, and trust you. I will openly and honestly share my heart with you. I will put your needs before my own. I will serve the Lord and you with much joy!

Now that you’ve been married a while, how are you doing with those promises? Have your wedding vows slowly deteriorated into wedding woes, perhaps like these?

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Yes Lord, Yes!

Yes Lord, Yes!

Peter demonstrated great courage in response to Jesus’ invitation.

He got out of the boat during a boisterous storm and began walking on water. But immediately Peter’s circumstance created greater fear than courage. Sinking, he quickly called out, “Lord, save me!”

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One Man, One Woman, One Lifetime

One Man, One Woman, One Lifetime
Since marriage was literally made in heaven, it deserves a divine definition. The religious liberals confronted Jesus Christ, asking Him for a legal determination regarding marriage.
He begins His answer with a shocking question: “Have you not read?”

Jesus Christ, the Eternal God and Creator of marriage, references the Holy Scriptures as the authority to answer this question concerning marriage. How wise our judicial leaders could be, if only they would inquire into the Word of God before legislating and endorsing ungodliness.
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