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    Free from Condemnation

    As a couple was driving their trailer through dry northern California, they felt a tire blow and heard the scrape of metal against pavement. The sparks ignited the deadly 2018 Carr Fire—a wildfire that burned nearly 230,000 acres, destroyed more than 1,000 homes, and resulted in the deaths of several people.

                When survivors heard how the couple were overcome with grief, they formed a Facebook page to show “grace and extend kindness . . . for the shame and despair” enveloping them. One woman wrote: “As someone that lost their home to this fire—I need you to know my family…

    Never Give Up Hope

    When my friend received a diagnosis of cancer, the doctor advised her to get her affairs in order. She called me, sobbing, worried about her husband and young children. I shared her urgent prayer request with our mutual friends. We rejoiced when a second doctor encouraged her to never give up hope and confirmed his team would do all they could…

    The Door of Reconciliation

    Inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin, Ireland, there’s a door that tells a five-century-old tale. In 1492 two families, the Butlers and the FitzGeralds, started fighting over a high-level position in the region. The fight escalated, and the Butlers, afraid they would be killed, took refuge in the cathedral. When the FitzGeralds came to ask for a truce, the Butlers were afraid to open the door. So the FitzGeralds cut a hole in it, and their leader offered his hand in peace to prove their desire was genuine. The two families then reconciled, and from adversaries they became friends.

    God has…

    Windows on Christmas

    Experience the Christmas story in a new way! Join Our Daily Bread author Bill Crowder as he highlights history that points us back to God’s heart for humanity.

    Join the Street Team

    City health workers in San Francisco are taking medical care to the streets to supply the homeless who are suffering from opioid addiction with medicine to treat their addiction. The program began in response to the rising number of homeless who are injecting. Customarily, doctors wait for patients to come to a clinic. By taking medical care to the afflicted instead, patients don’t have to overcome the challenges of transportation or needing to remember the appointment.

    The health workers’ willingness to go to those in need of care reminds me of the way Jesus has come to us in our need.…

    Not Second Rate

    After the conclusion of the First World War, US President Woodrow Wilson was recognized as one of the most powerful leaders on earth. But few knew that after a devastating stroke in 1919, it was his wife who managed nearly all of his affairs, determining which issues should be brought to his attention. In fact, modern historians believe that for a short while, it was really Edith Wilson who served as the President of the United States.

    If asked to name the leaders of the early church, most of us would list Peter, Paul, and Timothy as a handful possessing well-documented…

    The Unsurpassed Intimacy of Tested Faith

    Every time you venture out in your life of faith, you will find something in your circumstances that, from a commonsense standpoint, will flatly contradict your faith. But common sense is not faith, and faith is not common sense. In fact, they are as different as the natural life and the spiritual. Can you trust Jesus Christ where your common sense cannot trust Him? Can you venture out with courage on the words of Jesus Christ, while the realities of your commonsense life continue to shout, “It’s all a lie”?

    Making Decisions God’s Way

    Are you afraid you’ll step out of the will of God? Are you making decisions fearful He’ll be disappointed in you? The good news is that God’s desire for you is laced with love and grace. In Making Decisions God’s Way, you’ll discover what the Scripture reveals is God’s will …

    “Just the Office”?

    I gazed out at the rolling green hills in Lancashire in northern England, noticing the stone fences enclosing some sheep dotted around the hills. Puffy clouds moved across the bright sky, and I inhaled deeply, drinking in the sight. When I remarked about the beautiful scene to the woman working at the retreat center I was visiting, she said, “You know, I never used to notice it before our guests would point it out. We’ve lived here for years, and when we were farmers, this was just the office!”

    We can easily miss the gift of what’s right in front of…

    Understanding the Bible: The Letters of Paul

    When writing to churches and individuals, the apostle Paul’s letters were filled with practical instruction for daily living as well as deep, theological insights. Understanding why Paul wrote these letters helps us to apply these truths to our lives in light of the gospel. Let’s take a few moments to …

    Understanding the Bible: The Wisdom Books

    God created us with the ability to make choices. But He also offers wisdom to help us make good ones. In this booklet, you’ll glean from the Old Testament books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Job. Learn why wisdom is directly connected to your relationship with the Lord, and find insights …

    DISCover Yourself and Others

    This 8-session Bible-based video series, DISCover Yourself and Others, will open a world of opportunity, by revealing how you can build stronger, healthier relationships.

    Using a highly-effective personality discovery tool, Martin Deacon will help you learn about your own unique strengths and weaknesses that you bring to every relationship and task. You’ll improve relationships and recognize how God has given you the freedom to be exactly who you are made to be.

    In an entertaining and enjoyable way, you will gain an understanding of those you regularly interact with, recognize why they behave the way they do and discover what is motivating…

    70X7: Finding Peace by Forgiving Others…And Yourself

    Something happened. It might have been yesterday. It might have been years ago. But it hurt. And it changed you. And unless you forgive those who wronged you, the heart wound will become infected and spread. Eventually, you can become a prisoner of your own wounded heart.

    If the story ended here, you would be hurt beyond healing. But the Good News is, it is not finished.

    In his creative, story-driven, highly motivating style, Bruce reveals from the words of Jesus Christ how you can find the freedom and peace your heart longs for.

    Discover forgiveness that is for real and forever.

    This course…

    She Sells Ban Mian

    Finding Hope When All Seems Lost

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