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By Heidi Baker We are still learning to go even lower, which is the only way forward. And we are still learning to stop for the one in the middle of a sea of need. We are still learning what it means to be a friend of God and to value fellowship with Him and each other above all else. We are not professional, high-power, efficient missionary machines. We measure the quality of our lives by the depth of our relationships. We are still learning to love. We cannot function in this world without the power of our God. Some…

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by Pauline Hylton “I tell you, no, but unless you repent, you will all likewise perish.” Luke 13:5 (NASB) You ever open your computer screen, scroll through the awful headlines and think to yourself, I’m glad I’m not like them. I have. My guess is that you have, too. The Bible reading in Luke today is both awful and interesting. In the first part of Luke 13, Jesus speaks of an incident that apparently took place in the temple. Roman soldiers cut down some Galileans and their blood was mixed with some of the blood sacrifices. This appalled the Israelites. The…

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“You must be born again.” The religious leader who heard these words first spoken 2,000 years ago seemed stunned by them. This, Nicodemus, a Pharisee and ruler of the Jews, had already acknowledged his belief that Jesus Christ had come from God, “for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” Chapter three of the Gospel of John records this intriguing conversation between Jesus and Nicodemus, giving us a vital key to the kingdom of God. Both believers and unbelievers still use Jesus’ words “born again,” and many, like Nicodemus, are still confused by…

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