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Purity Amidst Impurity

Sexual impurity abounds! It’s everywhere. Promiscuity has become the norm in our society. While waiting in grocery store checkout lines, we see it plastered over all the magazine headlines. When turning on the television, it’s hard to find a show… Read More ›

Strength When Weak

In the Old Testament, God often told the leaders of Israel to reduce the size of their army. In Judges 7, God ordered Gideon to reduce his army of 32,000 men to just 300 soldiers because He wanted their trust…. Read More ›

Dwelling In Christ

There are many significant Bible characters that did not have a set dwelling place. The children of Israel wandered the desert for 40 years. King Saul had David running for his life and John the Baptist was a desert dweller,… Read More ›

He is Risen!

By Lyle Rapacki Editor’s Note: We are once again publishing this Easter favorite. This wonderful article by Lyle has become a yearly favorite here at ICB. From all of us here at ICB, Happy Resurrection Day! Jesus Christ died.  He… Read More ›

Salt Of The Earth

Salt has been used in many cultures as a valuable commodity. During Roman times, salt was so precious it provided a means to pay soldiers. Our English word salary comes from the word salarium, a name given to this mineral when… Read More ›

Shame

Man’s first transgression came from a desire to be something other than what God created us to be. Adam and Eve wanted to be more than human. Shame was birthed out of this original sin. The Oxford dictionary defines shame… Read More ›

A Good Reputation

Does Jesus care if we have a good name (a combination of reputation and character) or honorable reputation? Should Christians be concerned with how others see and judge their character? The answer is, yes! When we live a life according to God’s… Read More ›

Anger

What causes us to become angry? People or situations are not the cause of our anger. Rather, anger is caused by completely legitimate desires that take over our heartstrings. They are desires that begin to control us. When desires gain… Read More ›

Rest

Rest! Relax! Refresh yourself and recover your strength! God rested on the seventh day and Jesus had solitary moments of quiet time. God designed us with a need for sleep and quiet. He knows our frame (we are but dust!)… Read More ›

A Heavenly Focus

Life here on earth is full of trials, tests, and tribulations. Of course, there are also many days of tranquility, contentment (if we have the right attitude), and joy. But without an intentionally positive perspective that focuses on God and… Read More ›

Light Of The World

l Pitch black, darkness. A lack of light means that there is visual or spiritual impairment. To walk in darkness is to stumble along or live and act according to ignorance, error, sin, even blindness. The Bible states that God… Read More ›

Seven More Days

A cataclysmic flood destroyed mankind and all living things on earth, except for eight human beings and the pairs of animals God supernaturally directed to the ark. Noah, his wife, his three sons, and their wives were the only humans… Read More ›

God Equips Us!

Has the Holy Spirit prompted you to do something outside of your comfort zone? Are you arguing with God over this idea, reminding Him that you do not have the necessary skills to move ahead? Why? We are not always… Read More ›