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Black ebony
Black ebony

The Bible only mentions ebony once, in the book of Ezekiel.

 
 
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The cypress trees believe in God
The cypress trees believe in God

The psalmist alludes to the tall cypress trees that supported the heavy nests of the storks to highlight the way God cares for his creation.

 
 
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Frightened of winning
Frightened of winning

Isn't it odd that we, who are the sons and daughters of the most victorious being ever to exist, should live in defeat?

 
 
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The eroticism of roe deer
The eroticism of roe deer

Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) are the smallest Artiodactyl mammals of the Cervidae family that exist in Eurasia. Adult males can reach a height of 65 cm and a weight of 30 kg.

 
 
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Corals in the Scriptures
Corals in the Scriptures

There are three mentions of corals in the Bible and in all three what is stressed is the fact that the value of precious stones was ascribed to them in ancient times.

 
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Cursing, scorn and reproach
Cursing, scorn and reproach

In the Bible, often the word “listen” is synonymous with “obey”.

 
 
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Jesus and his crimson blood
Jesus and his crimson blood

Jesus, nailed to the cross, shed his crimson blood in order to give abundant life to all his children.

 
 
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Play for the spectators
Play for the spectators

In all walks of life, we run the risk of performing for those watching us.

 
 
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No authorization
No authorization

There is one who never makes an error; a supreme referee, a judge who is above all things, and to whom we will all one day be accountable: God himself.

 
 
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Leaping like deer
Leaping like deer

There are many who believe that nature created itself. However, since the days of Job until the present day, millions have believed this to be impossible.

 
 
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Kudos to the New Zealand government
Kudos to the New Zealand government

In an era of polarized politics and dysfunctional governments, it is heartening to witness politicians act with courage, promptness, and moral clarity.

 
 
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Hovering in the wind
Hovering in the wind

The allusion in the book of Job (39:26) provides surprising information about the habit of the Falco tinnuculus of hovering in the air and remaining stationary in order to be able to observe possible prey.

 
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With you, bread and onions!
With you, bread and onions!

In Moses’s own language, the singular word for “onion” is bétsel, while the plural form is betsalim, which comes from the root batsal, meaning “to peel”.

 
 
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The secret
The secret

The most important thing is not what we can get, but who we are.

 
 
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Chestnut trees or plane trees?
Chestnut trees or plane trees?

The oriental plane tree is a tree with a smooth bark which easily peels away in strips, giving the trunk the appearance of a multi-coloured puzzle, or an artist’s palette of different shades of green and brown.

 
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False accusations
False accusations

Sometimes we mistakenly believe that those who trust in God will not suffer any wrong.

 
 
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The gospel of work
The gospel of work

We are tempted to make our vocations a salvation project; to justify our souls with grand deeds.

 
 
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The fat of rams
The fat of rams

Sometimes the ram’s tail grew so much and was so heavy that it actually trailed along the ground, inflicting painful injuries on the animal. When the Bible refers to the “entire fat tail” (Lev. 3:9), this is what the writer has in mind.

 
 
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Camels in the Bible
Camels in the Bible

They were ruminating mammals, capable of running more than a hundred kilometres without either eating or drinking. Their large feet are perfectly designed for walking across the desert sands.

 
 
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Goshawk
Goshawk

It has a wing-span of 70 cm, and mainly preys on small forest birds.

 
 
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Eating oats
Eating oats

The lack of food would remind the Israelites of the fact that when they were in the desert, and were hungry, they were fed by God. However, now, having turned their backs on God, they would suffer hunger again.

 
 
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Discrimination? I’m out!
Discrimination? I’m out!

The entire Bible speaks against despising another person for any reason.

 
 
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Knowing your place
Knowing your place

God wants us to fill our place in life, whatever it may be, and do our job well.

 
 
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Tamer of wild storms!
Tamer of wild storms!

A storm in a tea-cup is nothing, unless the tea-cup is your head!  

 
 
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Stubborness
Stubborness

Having received everything from God, our earthly as well as eternal life, we respond with disobedient stubbornness.

 
 
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All tied up
All tied up

God is our Father, so we can't allow ourselves to be struck down by meaningless things.

 
 
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Please help!
Please help!

The gospel is one beggar telling another where to find food.

 
 
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Crooked lines
Crooked lines

God's omnipotence and goodness are shown in the way bad things can be made into good.

 
 
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The mistery of the Bermuda lettuces
The mistery of the Bermuda lettuces

In spite of all my efforts, not one vegetable survived in my garden, not a single one...

 
 
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Dancing Hula-Hula in Tahiti
Dancing Hula-Hula in Tahiti

It would be wise to acknowledge what raw individualism takes away from us.

 
 
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Love continued
Love continued

Here is where it gets interesting: they marry. And have kids. And Tim’s father dies.

 
 
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Marilyn Monroe’s dream
Marilyn Monroe’s dream

Our grand truth arrives only with a definitive encounter: only when we meet our Creator.

 
 
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Pharaoh’s officials - Faith in unexpected places
Pharaoh’s officials - Faith in unexpected places

We human beings like simple moral choices, where one side is clearly Bad, with a capital B, the other is Good, with a capital G, and the Good wins.

 
 
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Do science and religion contradict one another?
Do science and religion contradict one another?

Today secularist and religious camps have grown so far apart. In Einstein’s perspective, science and religion are not in contradiction,

 
 
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The end of virtue
The end of virtue

Every virtuous person is flawed, and every flawed person has good character traits too. Let’s keep both in mind.

 
 
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Skepticism is blind to itself
Skepticism is blind to itself

To believe or not to believe, that is not the question. The question, instead, is: what to believe?

 
 
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Majesty
Majesty

The day will come when there will be no confusion about the future.

 
 
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Run for the victory
Run for the victory

You may renounce many things, but never give up the truth. Only truth can set you free.

 
 
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Don’t just lie there
Don’t just lie there

Our dignity as people doen’t depend on the opinion of others, or how things are going.

 
 
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Jump in with both feet
Jump in with both feet

If God is calling you to a responsible job, don't be afraid. He himself will fit you for it by his Spirit, and you'll do well.

 
 
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An Evening of Questions
An Evening of Questions

The way we answer the question Who is Jesus?, will change the way we answer every other existential question.

 
 
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Local gods
Local gods

The human heart longs to worship. We are desperate for someone who will captivate our attention.

 
 
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A city-sized vision
A city-sized vision

A generous attitude to a city forms citizens instead of consumers, communities that seek to promote the common good instead of promoting just their own agenda.

 
 
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Are all viruses bad?
Are all viruses bad?

Although “virus” means “poison”, and we associate the term with diseases such as Ebola, AIDS or flu, among others, certain viruses are instrumental in the growth of our nervous system.

 
 
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The woodpecker’s head
The woodpecker’s head

While pecking a tree the woodpecker is subjected to impacts of up to 1400 times the force of gravity. Human beings can only withstand impacts of up to 8 times the force of gravity before becoming unconscious.

 
 
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Thank you very much
Thank you very much

You cannot say you are a follower of Jesus if your life does not show the gratitude that always characterised the Master.

 
 
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I only lack one single thing...
I only lack one single thing...

As it’s already past opening hours, I make a detour into the nearest town to find a late-night store.

 
 
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Not even one
Not even one

Only those who know they are completely powerless before God, and accept what God did for them, can be saved.

 
 
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Walking on the ceiling with Dad
Walking on the ceiling with Dad

Conflict is a form of communication of last resort, which, contrary to appearances, does not have to finish badly, but provides the opportunity to draw closer to the other person.

 
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FAITHFUL UNDER PRESSURE

 
Israelite foreman – Hope deferred
Israelite foreman – Hope deferred

I vaguely remember hearing stories about the Lord from my grandmother. He was the one who helped our ancestors Abraham, Isaac and Jacob when they were in really tough spots.

 
 
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Does art speak?
Does art speak?

No story can move us like the story of the Author entering our plot to give his life for the bliss of his people.

 
 
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It is not fair
It is not fair

God had the first word and, rest assured, He'll have the last.

 
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Let them live
Let them live

If God doesn't stop a child's birth, what right do we have to do it?

 
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The signing of the year
The signing of the year

If God has given everything for us, then surely He deserves that we give Him all of ourselves in return.

 
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Talk with the winner
Talk with the winner

We think so much of humans that we forget we can talk to the King of the Universe, God himself! He made all the thousands of people that we consider so “important”.

 
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Nile crocodiles in Israel
Nile crocodiles in Israel

A crocodile can weigh up to 900 kg, however, its brain is no bigger than a human thumb.

 
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Wasabi
Wasabi

The item is now adorned with new packaging, which it didn’t have before! And my memory had an exact mental image of that bottle which did not correspond to the reality.

 
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Getting there
Getting there

Have you stopped to think that maybe you are searching in the wrong direction, even if you are following a religion?

 
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Moses – silence and action
Moses – silence and action

Moses is silent, then acts on what he hears from the Lord, and so experiences one of the most remarkable deliverances the world has ever seen (Exodus 14:19-31).

 
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Life-savers
Life-savers

God speaks to us about preparing to win souls, to be true life-savers.

 
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Treasure hunters
Treasure hunters

We forget that life quickly passes by and we will leave everything we have attained here.

 
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Take care
Take care

Anything that takes your mind off God destroys you.

 
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Give off your best
Give off your best

Pray and thank God that you own a Bible; millions of people throughout the world aren't so fortunate.

 
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The power of a click
The power of a click

There seem to be moments, every now and then, which grab us. An idea pops up in our mind, and it shines so bright and obvious that we wonder why we had never thought it before.

 
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Prove it!
Prove it!

It's not enough to hear the message; you have to act on it.

 
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The World Will End this New Year
The World Will End this New Year

The problem with these false prophecies is that they anger God, deceive saints and harden unbelievers.

 
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Superstition? no, thanks
Superstition? no, thanks

Hundreds of evil activities are on the rise. Don't get involved.

 
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Whose fault is it?
Whose fault is it?

Each one will carry his own guilt before God; we won't be able to blame anyone else. What will you do then?

 
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The pursuit of greatness
The pursuit of greatness

For Christians the paradigmatic model of success served others and gave his life for our rescue.

 
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Mud machine
Mud machine

One of the crucial steps to spiritual sanity is the realization that the devil exists.

 
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To the bitter end
To the bitter end

Learn to rely on God at each moment, and so be faithful till the end.

 
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God helpers
God helpers

He has named us his ambassadors on earth; as such, we should help others.

 
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Quiet please
Quiet please

Verbal abuse starts a destructive spiral, unpredictable and unstoppable, that frequently ends in violence.

 
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Congratulations, you may now kiss yourself
Congratulations, you may now kiss yourself

God chose to assume all risks and to give of himself sacrificially, so that we may glimpse what love is.

 
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Early history is a matter of revelation
Early history is a matter of revelation

Humanity’s collective memory recalls up to a certain point, when we found ourselves already breathing in this wondrous world.

 
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Liberating freedom
Liberating freedom

Truth will bind us and therefore free us evermore. We will be free to be the persons we were created to be.

 
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A goal
A goal

Only by the power of God will you manage to get what you have set out to do.

 
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Discriminations
Discriminations

God has used men and women without distinction throughout history - men and women full of his power who obeyed his call.

 
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Zipporah – life saver
Zipporah – life saver

Exodus 4:24-26:  Those three short verses are the only place in the biblical narrative where Zipporah is recorded as having done anything, but how important was her contribution!

 
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The tallest god in the world
The tallest god in the world

What will catch my eye? What will I worship? What will I surrender to?

 
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Pass the torch
Pass the torch

Life is like a relay race. As we grow up, others are already running, and the day comes when they pass the baton.

 
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Why does the world exist?
Why does the world exist?

The purpose of the world is a grand but also a personal question.

 
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Disguises
Disguises

Don't let evil masquerade in your life. As pleasant as it may seem, if it is against God's word, it will destroy you.

 
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Moses – Not by might
Moses – Not by might

Moses learnt that, as Hudson Taylor was fond of saying, God’s work done in God’s way never lacks God’s supply.

 
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The greatest
The greatest

Nothing in the world is comparable to the person of Jesus Christ.

 
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Cheating
Cheating

Anything other than believing God's Word is cheating.

 
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Do your best
Do your best

The same people who admire you now criticise you later, because they only want “the best”.

 
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Spiritualities of money
Spiritualities of money

Life’s treasures come from someone who shed his riches for us, someone who does not charge interest if we can’t pay Him back.

 
 

 
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Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels Julia Doxat-Purser: 25 years of EEA office in Brussels

An interview with the socio-political representative of the European Evangelical Alliance about how evangelical Christians work at the heart of the European Union.

 
Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church Lars Dahle: Nominal Christianity, a mission field for the church

An interview with Lars Dahle, of the Steering Committee of the Lausanne Movement Global Consultation on Nominal Christianity held in Rome.

 
Testimony: Wildfires near Athens Testimony: Wildfires near Athens

Nico Spies, a Christian worker in Athens, gives details about the wildfires in Greece.

 
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European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference European Freedom Network Bridge 2019 conference

Images of the fifth EFN gathering. Experts, activists, counsellors and church leaders met in Pescara, Italy.

 
Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference Glimpses of the ELF 2019 conference

Evangelical leaders from across Europe meet in Wisla (Poland) to network for mission in a range of fields. The vision is to renew the biblical church and evangelise Europe.

 
AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals AEA Plaza opens to serve African evangelicals

After many years of labour, the Association of Evangelicals in Africa officially opened its new centre in Nairobi, Kenya. “Africa, your time has come!”, said the World Evangelical Alliance Secretary General Efraim Tendero.

 
‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’ ‘Small churches, big potential for transformation’

Photos of the Spanish Evangelical Alliance’s annual gathering “Idea 2019”, in Murcia. Politicians and church leaders discussed about the role of minorities in society.

 
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Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer Luis Palau arrives in Madrid for first overseas outreach since his diagnosis of cancer
At the invitation of hundreds of churches in Spain, the Luis Palau Association are sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ in Madrid, June 15-23, 2019, through numerous outreach events and a 2-day family festival in the heart of the city.
 
Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure Mercy Ships volunteers perform 100,000th free surgical procedure

The milestone represents an important point in the nonprofit’s 40-year legacy.

 
What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context? What are the most important truths that Christians should seek to convey in a secular context?

Espen Ottosen talks about the truths Christians should share with people who have little knowledge and/or many prejudices about Christian belief.  

 
A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray A 50-metre high monument will encourage Britons to pray

Thousands of visitors will have the chance to discover “the God who is alive who listens and answers prayers”.

 
John Lennox on Acts John Lennox on Acts

Professor John Lennox  examines the three supernatural events in the first three chapters of Acts: Jesus' ascension, the Holy Spirit's descent at Pentecost, and the healing of a lame man by the Apostles.

 
 
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