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NOT LIKE OTHER PEOPLE

Ashlea Massie

“The Pharisee, standing by himself, was praying thus, ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people’” (Luke 18:11a, NRSV). Read the prayers of the Pharisee and the tax collector in Luke 18:11–14.

Have you ever heard someone say, “I thank God that I’m not like that!” When I hear statements like the Pharisee’s prayer, I cringe inside. I don’t think people…

11/03/19 at 02:55 PM

CHRISTIAN ARROGANCE

John Garrison, 20

Do not think of yourself more highly than you should. Instead, be modest in your thinking, and judge yourself according to the amount of faith that God has given you.

Romans 12:3b (GNT)

Every school has them: Christian teens who love to show off their faith, point out where other people are wrong, and talk down to others. They have their noses…

11/03/19 at 08:12 AM

SPORTS CONDUCT

Douglas Gamble

Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ.

Philippians 1:27a (NIV)

Playing or watching sports consumes more and more of our lives, but it doesn’t have to squeeze our time with God. God wants to be involved in every part…

11/02/19 at 11:44 AM

The Haughty Shall Be Humbled!

See what scripture has to say about it:

Watch out for pride and wealth.  Deuteronomy 8:11–20 The high and lofty are brought low—even the mountains!…

11/01/19 at 04:32 PM

FRIENDSHIP AND HUMILITY

Mark Elliston, 17

The Lord says: Don’t brag about your wisdom or strength or wealth.

Jeremiah 9:23 (CEV)

During middle school, my friends and I were close. We talked about everything and learned valuable life lessons together. High school changed all that. We began to experience emotional and…

11/01/19 at 11:47 AM

GROWING IN FAITH

Michelle Ankrum & Tynea Lewis

Last summer, members of my youth group went to the Catholic Heart Workcamp in Minnesota, where youth from across the country gathered for an awesome week of fun and service…

10/30/19 at 07:52 AM

Communication

Dale Lipscomb and Emma Stewart

Let your conversation be always full of grace.

Colossians 4:6a (NIV)

Growing up, I felt as if my parents didn’t understand anything I did. After years of fighting and being grounded, I agreed to join them in taking a serious…

10/29/19 at 01:05 PM

CHANGE

Sierra Klotz & Elizabeth Mann

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you.

Deuteronomy 5:16a (NRSV)

Growing up, I had a high opinion of my parents and was always ready to defend them. Yet, as I got to know my parents better, I learned that…

10/28/19 at 01:06 PM

READY FOR FREEDOM!

Moses Ngaima & Emily Acker

When I was a kid, I would sometimes wish I was an adult. I thought that when I got older I wouldn’t be bossed around or told what…

10/28/19 at 09:27 AM

Pray for God’s World

The Ecumenical Prayer Cycle

In the week ahead, offer prayers for the people of Canada and United States of America.

10/27/19 at 03:30 PM

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