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Esther was far more than a beauty queen. She was an extraordinarily brave woman willing to put her faith in God at a most dangerous time in life.

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In the weeks leading up to Mother’s Day, we’re doing a special series on Women of the Bible. To introduce this series, today’s blog will focus on Ruth and her mother-in-law, Naomi.

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In preparation for Scott Rigsby’s visit to South Bay Bible Church on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19, 2019, we are sharing our thoughts on his moving memoir, Unthinkable: The True Story About the First Double Amputee to Complete the World-Famous Hawaiian Ironman Triathlon.

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Review of the book The Bait of Satan by John Bevere

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Review of the book Everybody Always by Bob Goff

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We can use the power of the Internet for good or destruction. Those who seek to live Christian lives should be intentional about using the Internet to build up rather than tear down. Unfortunately, too many use the power they find on the web destructively rather than encouragingly. Let’s look at the reasons why we should be concerned with how we treat others in cyberspace.

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Forgiving Yourself

By Martin Hawley • March 19, 2019

The concept of “forgiving yourself” is an impossible, narcissistic, burden spawning from a purely self-centered worldview. The act of self-forgiveness is found nowhere in the Bible and stems from modern psychology. The truth is you can only receive forgiveness through confession by faith. Through faith in Christ, you can be forgiven.

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In today’s blog, you’ll discover those following Christ should anticipate persecution; however, persecution is not the end. Jesus not only calls those who are persecuted blessed, He tells them “theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” He says they should “rejoice and be glad.”

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Peacemaking is not easy. It is hard to turn the other cheek and to forgive those who sin against us. Others should be able to tell we follow Jesus by our attempts at peacemaking, and peacemaking is only possible with the help of the Holy Spirit.

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