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The Struggle Is Real: Wrestling with God for a New Name

Nicole Smithee

  I’ve been reading my Bible by following a You Version One Year Bible Plan… and earlier this year, I became madly in love again with the book of Genesis- it’s filled with tales of humanity lost and struggling and God making a path for His lost ones to reunite with Him. It’s brutal and bold and barbaric and elegant and miraculous and messy all in one. But perhaps what fascinates me the most about Genesis is that with every…

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The Walls Within

Nicole Reyes at a gate

  Recently, I preached a message called “One Another”, an exploration of what it means to truly embrace fellow believers as brothers and sisters in Christ.  This might seem like a pretty standard topic to teach about in church, but in response to current racial tensions, political divides, opposing social views and continual headlines of injustice and corruption, it’s no longer just standard, it’s crucial.   Ephesians 2:19 declares that as fellow followers of Jesus, “we are members of God’s…

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NAVIGATING THE NEW WEEK 4: Forgiving the Old to Embrace the New

  NAVIGATING THE NEW BIBLE READING PLAN AND WEEKLY PROMISES   And tune in to Instagram Live every morning at 8am EST to explore the daily reading a bit more @nicolereyes_nyc !   DAILY BIBLE READING PLAN   MONDAY:  Genesis 50 Joseph shows extraordinary strength by forgiving and providing for his brothers who had sold him into slavery.  Joseph reassures his brothers of his forgiveness and says, “You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now…

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NAVIGATING THE NEW BEGINNING MONDAY, JAN 2!

  NEW year… NEW job… NEW neighborhood… NEW school… NEW church… NEW relationships… NEW responsibilities… NEW opportunities… NEW goals… NEW passions… NAVIGATING THE NEW is a part of life.   Stepping into the NEW can be tricky.  It can be exhilarating and infuriating all at the same time.  One moment you are confident your best days are ahead, the next moment you are wondering what you are doing with your life!  Change can be a rollercoaster that leaves you with…

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