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We Should Pray for Healing

Jon Bloom
We Should Pray for Healing
The New Testament instructs us to ask God to distribute this gift for the glory of Jesus. Don’t settle for little faith and low expectations. Stir up faith! Earnestly desire this gift.
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Praying for a Breakthrough

Jon Bloom
Praying for a Breakthrough
Are you praying for a breakthrough? Don’t lose heart. Grow determined. Intense opposition almost always precedes a breakthrough.
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A Picture of Prevailing Prayer

Jon Bloom
A Picture of Prevailing Prayer
Real prayer begins with real desire, often with real desperation. We cry to God, but he does not seem to respond. God wants us to keep asking and cry out louder.
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Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace

Jon Bloom
Unlock God’s Storehouse of Grace
We must stop looking at our lack: our lack of resources, wisdom, and power, even our lack of faith. Our deficits discourage and defeat. Satan does not want you to look to Jesus and all the abounding grace that he purchased for you.
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There Is Hope in Your Struggle for Light

Jon Bloom
There Is Hope in Your Struggle for Light
Our struggles, past and present, have profound effects on us for the rest of our lives. They affect how we grow now and in the future. But this isn't always negative. When we're in Christ, we can rest assure that our pain has purpose.
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How Long, O Lord?

Jon Bloom
How Long, O Lord?
God knows our waiting for him can be hard. He knows it can feel to us like he is is taking too long. He gives us permission to ask him, “How long is this going to last?” and reminds us that he has not forgotten us.
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Unbelief Is Sure to Err

Jon Bloom
Unbelief Is Sure to Err
Unbelief messes up how we calculate reality and leads us to errant conclusions and really bad decisions. After Jesus had raised Lazarus from the dead in John 11, the Jewish religious leaders realized they had a serious crisis on their…
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How God Gives Assurance

Jon Bloom
How God Gives Assurance
God loves to give his children the gift of “the full assurance of faith” (Hebrews 10:22). It’s a precious thing, a source of deep peace and consolation, and he wants us to have it. But like most things in the Christian life, assurance is something that is cultivated and grows stronger over time.
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America’s One Enduring Legacy in History

Jon Bloom
America’s One Enduring Legacy in History
Two millennia ago, “a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered” (Luke 2:1). The most apparently powerful earthly head-of-state ordered a census because the empire needed more tax revenue to fund its…
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Loving the Neighbor We Didn’t Choose

Jon Bloom
Loving the Neighbor We Didn’t Choose
The neighbor we’re called to love is often not one we choose but one God chooses for us. In fact, this neighbor is often not one we would have chosen had not God done the choosing.
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Life’s Knots Need Jesus

Jon Bloom
Life’s Knots Need Jesus
Phrygia was an ancient kingdom in what is now central Turkey. According to legend, once upon a time Phrygia was without a king. One day, a pagan oracle declared that the next man to drive an ox-cart into Phrygia’s capital…
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What God Gives When He Takes Away

Jon Bloom
What God Gives When He Takes Away
Satan knows that a consistently effective tool to weaken, impede, and disease the church is to let her prosper. Prosperity has a greater tendency to conceal idolatry and false faith. He would rather us be faithlessly prosperous than afflicted and faithful.
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The Way Is Hard, But He Is Strong

Jon Bloom
The Way Is Hard, But He Is Strong
Jesus said the way would be hard for those who followed him. Hell is real, and its messengers spread themselves all over the world to distort, disorient, and to create suspicion — to undermine and destroy faith. But faith in the Way is a force stronger than Hell.
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Keep Speaking

Jon Bloom
Keep Speaking
It is precisely when it is personally costly to speak, and we *still* speak, that people listen to what we have to say. When it’s costly to deliver a message, the message must be costly. For people only pay dearly for what is valuable. Paying dearly glorifies the valuable thing.
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Let Good Things Run Wild

Jon Bloom
Let Good Things Run Wild
God designed men and women. He made us equal in value and complementary in role. When trust what God says about what it means to be man or woman, and obey his instructions, the result is harmony, beauty, and joy.
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Be a Human Infusion of Hope

Jon Bloom
Be a Human Infusion of Hope
Discouragement is everywhere in a broken, fallen world like ours. One way Satan spreads discouragement is through the pride in us that focuses on others' weaknesses and flaws. But God has given us a weapon against the darkness: encouragement, an infusion of hope we bring one another.
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Your Bible Is a Mine, Not a Museum

Jon Bloom
Your Bible Is a Mine, Not a Museum
If we read Bible stories like museum exhibits, always viewing them fairly quickly and then moving to the next display, our grasp tends to remain rather superficial. We might think that we’ve seen pretty much all that there is to see. But when we mine them, we find these stories laced with treasures.
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Things Not Seen

Jon Bloom
God is doing far more than we can see in our agonies. We plead for God’s deliverance from our pain and wonder why he keeps letting it go on. We are not alone. A cloud of witnesses surrounds us. And…
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Wake Up to the Corrupting Effects of Compromise

Jon Bloom
Wake Up to the Corrupting Effects of Compromise
What do we do when we see the corrupting effect of compromise at work in ourselves or those we know? Jesus’s prescription is painfully, mercifully brief: “be zealous and repent” (Revelation 3:19). The severe simplicity of his prescription is hopeful.
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Turning Fifty and Still Fighting for Faith

Jon Bloom
Turning Fifty and Still Fighting for Faith
As I help lead the vanguard of Generation X into our sixth decade in the race of faith, with the rhythm of my feet upon the pavement and through some fatigue, I’m preaching to myself, “There’s sufficient grace to endure the race.”
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How Should Christians Comment Online?

Jon Bloom
How Should Christians Comment Online?
The Internet has given everyone an opportunity to express their opinion about everything all of the time. How we comment on articles or social media posts says a lot about us and about what we believe. Jon Bloom offers seven pieces of advice from the Bible for giving grace online.
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Do Not Underestimate a Defeated Devil

Jon Bloom
Do Not Underestimate a Defeated Devil
We think we know what’s going on. But often we barely have a clue. Scripture teaches us that what we see happening in the world is only part of the story. There’s a whole dimension to reality that wields a…
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You Don’t Have to Plan Everything

Jon Bloom
You Don’t Have to Plan Everything
God doesn’t want you to plan everything. Don’t get me wrong. Planning is a beautiful thing. God is a magnificent planner — in the bigness of the universe and the smallest molecules. Many things in life simply do not happen…
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Loving and Celebrating a Defective Nation

Jon Bloom
Loving and Celebrating a Defective Nation
July 4th is the day we Americans set aside to celebrate the birth of our nation, the ideals it represents, and the freedoms we enjoy. But for many American Christians, the recent Supreme Court ruling will hang like a dark…
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God’s Purpose for the Supreme Court — And Everything Else

Jon Bloom
God’s Purpose for the Supreme Court — And Everything Else
God is gathering his people from every corner of the globe. Regardless of what we face or experience in this life, this is what history is all about, from beginning to the very end. And no one can stop him — not even the Supreme Court.
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