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The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness

The Extraordinary Power of Forgiveness

Everyone gets hurt. If you haven’t been hurt yet, just keep breathing … it will happen. Once hurt, you must decide how you will respond. And you really have only two choices—to forgive or to take revenge. Revenge has many forms. You can withdraw, ignore, retaliate with words or actions, gossip and slander to tear someone down, and on and on. But what you’re saying is this: “You’ve hurt me; therefore, I’m going to take this matter into my hands and hurt you back.”

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A Story of Easter, COVID-19, and Revival

A Story of Easter, COVID-19, and Revival

Easter, A.D. 260. I sit at my favorite place along the rocky shoreline of the Mediterranean Sea and watch the Easter sun rise over the city of Carthage. I’m a regular visitor here. I like this spot so much, not only because of the view but because of the privacy. It’s a long, rough walk to get here, and once I sit down behind the stone ruin of a port long abandoned since the Punic wars, I am unlikely to see another living soul.

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Almost Over

Almost Over

The world doesn’t love Jesus Christ; and so long as you love Him, it won’t love you either. He spared no words in spelling this out for the disciples: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you” (John 15:18–19 ESV).

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Almost Over

Hold On or Pass Along?

How should believers think about material things like money and possessions? More to the point, when we have more than enough to “get by,” what should we do with the surplus? God will lead people in different ways, but the important thing is that we ask Him. “Should I hold on to this, or should I pass it along?”

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Will God Hear Your Prayers?

Will God Hear Your Prayers?

Your answer to that question determines everything about you. If you believe God answers prayer, you will pray often and experience all the benefits of that arrangement with Him. But if for some reason you think that prayer is meaningless—a mere shout into the wind—you will never communicate with God. And you will miss everything that matters and lasts.

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Oblivious to the Greatest Tragedy?

Oblivious to the Greatest Tragedy?

It is sad to lose something we value … Our health. Our relationships. Our financial employment. Our possessions. Our house. Our ability to be with others. But there is one loss that is greater than all the rest: The loss of God’s presence. If you have Him, you have all that matters and lasts, for everything flows from the presence of the Lord. But if you do that which aborts the presence of God, you will lose the Source of everything valuable and secure in this life and the next.

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Choosing Our Gods in This Crisis

Choosing Our Gods in This Crisis

There is a phenomenon happening right now during the coronavirus crisis that we must not miss. God is systematically stripping away every idol we worship—and He’s doing it all across the world. Taken away from us are our gods of sports, entertainment, health, wealth, position, and power. One by one, we find that the things we looked to for life and meaning suddenly gone, stripped away by a marauding army of germs we can’t even see.

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Life Action’s Response to COVID-19

Life Action’s Response to COVID-19

What you’re doing right now is really important. We know it’s been challenging, and we know things will likely get worse before they get better. But your choice to follow Jesus each day in the midst of great difficulty is really important. Your next yes to God is still the path forward; and in this unique season, an extra helping of faith is required.

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To Those Who Feel Locked Up

To Those Who Feel Locked Up

Today, I feel as if I have been taken captive inside my own home by an unseen enemy, the coronavirus. My cellmate is my husband, John Avant, president of Life Action. We are hoping to encourage you through this daily column. Will we survive a few weeks isolated from the world? Or will we end up driving each other insane?

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During Extraordinary Times

During Extraordinary Times

During extraordinary times, God often calls us to extraordinary measures. As president of Life Action, I want all of you who know and love our ministry, everyone who has been praying for national revival, and many who have never heard of us but who are crying out to God in these days, to hear from me at least five days a week during this crisis.

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