Finding Comfort in the Lord’s Presence

“But on the night immediately following, the Lord stood at his side and said, “Take courage; for as you have solemnly witnessed to My cause at Jerusalem, so you must witness at Rome also” (Acts 23:11). In Acts 22, Paul experienced physical beatings and was taken into custody by the

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Determination

“Then Paul answered, ‘What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be imprisoned but even to die in Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.’ And since he would not be persuaded, we ceased and said, ‘Let the will of the

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Don’t Give Up

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We

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Survival

How fitting is today’s O.D.B. devotional for Northside, a church in its infancy!  There are times we cannot help but wonder whether the work will survive.  How fitting are the words of the hymn, “Day by Day:” Day by day, and with each passing moment, Strength I find to meet

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How human is Jesus? Can we really be like Him?

Jesus was fully human. Scripture shows the full and true humanity of Jesus. First, he was made flesh and lived among men (John 1:14). Second, he demonstrated human emotions (Matthew 8:10; 26:38; John 11:33-35; 12:27; Hebrews 5:7). Third, he demonstrated human body experiences such as being born (Luke 2:7); physical

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