Suicide Risk in the Christian Church 1: Bringing Awareness to the Issue

Suicide Risk in the Christian Church Day 1: Bringing Awareness to the Issue In August 1937, 47-year-old World War I veteran Harold Wobber started down the pedestrian walkway of the 1.6-mile span into the Golden Gate Bridge. On the way, he started talking to a college professor from Connecticut who was on vacation in the San Francisco area. During the stroll, Wobber took off his coat and vest, threw them to the…

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Names of God 7: Abba

Names of God Day 7: Abba “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are.” (1 John 3:1, ESV)  The last name of God we will consider for this study is Abba. In the simplest terms, abba means “father.” It has been translated to English from an Aramaic word, and was originally used by families as everyday language…

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Names of God 6: Immanuel

Names of God Day 6: Immanuel “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” (John 1:1,14, ESV)    Of all the names of the Lord Jesus, this one brings such a unique comfort. Immanuel: God with us. Let that sink in: God. With. Us. That is the exact definition/translation of the Hebrew word, and it…

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Names of God 5: Messiah

Names of God Day 5: Messiah  “These are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (John 20:31, ESV) While Handel’s Messiah may not be everyone’s first choice of music, one thing that can’t really be argued is that it’s a very moving piece of work. If you’ve ever listened to it or seen…

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Names of God 4: Jehovah Rapha

Names of God Day 4: Jehovah Rapha “O LORD my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.” (Psalm 30:2, ESV)  The power of God is displayed to us in many ways, but one that is particularly incredible is His power to heal. Scripture teaches us about God as Jehovah Rapha, the Lord who heals, and it is an abundant blessing that this is part of God’s nature.…

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Treasures at His feet

Shared with Vine to Branches  A brave mom reached out to hold her son’s hand one last time as he passed from this earth into the arms of JESUS, courageously thanking Him for what she’d been given – thirteen beautiful years with her son and the assurance that he loved JESUS and was safely at home in heaven with Him!   A devoted husband watched as his wife gave their young daughter one…

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Names of God 3: The Holy Spirit

Names of God Day 3: The Holy Spirit “I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, even the Spirit of truth.” (John 14:16-17, ESV)  It seems that if there is one member of the Godhead (God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) that tends to get overlooked, it’s the Holy Spirit. But when we stop and consider how incredible it is that God…

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Names of God 2: Great High Priest

Names of God Day 2: Great High Priest “For it was indeed fitting that we should have such a high priest, holy, innocent, unstained, separated from sinners, and exalted above the heavens.” (Hebrews 7:26, ESV)  The Lord Jesus, our Great High Priest. What exactly does that mean? Didn’t He put an end to the priestly system of the Old Testament when He came? As we look into Scripture to see the role…

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Names of God 1: Shalom

Names of God Day 1: Shalom “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3, ESV)  God is many things to us: He is love, He is light, and He is sovereign over our lives. But if there is one attribute of His that brings particular comfort, it is that He is peace. He is Jehovah Shalom.  The translation of Jehovah Shalom…

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Boys to Men 7 – The Challenge of Being a Dad

Boys to Men Day 7: The Challenge of Being a Dad “Which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”…

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