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NT Fire Starters – Day 7: Matthew 6:1-18

READ: Matthew 6:1-18 THINK: If you are a Christian, why do you serve Jesus? Think about your deepest motivation for following Christ and…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 6: Matthew 5:21-48

READ: Matthew 5:21-48 THINK: God’s laws and commands are not obsolete standards of the past; they are reflections of God’s…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 5: Matthew 5:1-20

READ: Matthew 5:1-20 THINK: In what ways are you trying to find satisfaction and significance in life? How does your approach compare with…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 4: Matthew 4:1-25

READ: Matthew 4:1-25 THINK: Think of the times when you seem to be most vulnerable to spiritual attack and temptation. How do you typically…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 3: Matthew 3:1-17

READ: Matthew 3:1-17 THINK: If you’ve already accepted Jesus as the Forgiver of your sins and Leader of your life, how much have you…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 2: Matthew 2:1-23

READ: Matthew 2:1-23 THINK: Have you ever gotten out of one tough situation only to encounter another one right away? Perhaps you feel that…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 1: Matthew 1:1-25

READ: Matthew 1:1-25 THINK: Do you ever feel that because of your past failures or what you’ve been through that God could never use…

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Coffee Stains: Bottom Feeders

Once I was watching the weather on the evening news when I got bothered. Our friendly weatherman had just informed us that through four or…

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Coffee Stains: Make Up Your Feeble Mind

Rules for Making Good Decisions I teased a friend once, a friend who was having a terrible time deciding what to order at the restaurant,…

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Coffee Stains: God Dreams

This week I want to do something different in Coffee Stains. Usually I share with you from my vast wells of wisdom (I hear you giggling and…

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Coffee Stains: Plantn’ Corn Wantn’ Peas

It was the strangest thing I ever saw. I didn’t usually wander by there but this day I decided to take a different way and there he…

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Coffee Stains: God’s Heart Exposed

David was at that point in life where he was dreaming great dreams for his kids. He had killed his giants and conquered his kingdoms. That…

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Coffee Stains: Cowboy Dave

Recently I was invited to a church which was having a special Western theme that particular Sunday morning. ‘You can dress Western, if…

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Coffee Stains: Revenge of the Yip Yip Dogs!

A little story that I told on a recent Sunday morning provoked a reaction among some dog owners, and for that I want to redeem myself by…

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Coffee Stains: Poor Old Me!

Poor Old Me ! The weather is cold and nasty, The rain””just look at it fall! The sky is gray and leaden. Sad winter has engulfed us…

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Facing A Debilitating Illness

Luke 13:10-17 10 On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, 11 and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for…

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The Right Tools for the Job

News flash! You can’t use a 38 socket wrench to tighten a metric nut; can’t get a flat head screw out of a piece of wood with a…

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Marital Conflict in the Bible

I don’t like arguments, and I especially do not like arguments with people close to me. (The less my relationship with a person, the less I…

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Choose to Do Right, No Matter What

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 101:1-8 Central Thought: God Gives Us The Choice to do Good or Evil. What will you choose? In a culture of…

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Made in God’s Image

“Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” – 1 Samuel 16:7b NASB Special. Webster’s…

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Time in a Bottle

In the year 2007, a group of children will embark on the trip of a lifetime. Their journey will begin as they board canoes at the south end…

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The Upside-Down God

The Lord never seems to do things the way we think that He will. We devise a plan as to how He should work in a particular situation, but…

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Dinner Party vs. Cleaning your House

You can’t host a dinner party and clean your house at the same time. I have tried it. And I can tell you, the outcome was so “un-pretty” (as…

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Perfection Through Suffering

To make…perfect through suffering (Hebrews 2:10). God could have saved them, or at least spared them the suffering and pain, —…

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Parenting Action Points

How often have you told your son to get ready for bed, and then had to say it again and again before he started to move? Or have you told…

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Our Real Home

“There is nothing like staying home for real comfort” -Augusta Elton Most of us would agree. The idea of home is one of comfort,…

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Parenting is a Tough Job

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD; the fruit of the womb is a reward (Psalm 127:3 NASB). It is an easy thing for most Christians to…

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Parents Do Matter!

Ideas, warned the philosopher Richard Weaver, have consequences. And perhaps no where is that more true than in the realm of the family. The…

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Prayer A Choice for the Next Generation

How do your children view their leaders? Whether at school or church, in the community or government, it is important for our children to…

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Praying For Prodigals

If you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have…

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Computer Parenting

Be diligent to know the state of your flocks, and attend to your herds (Proverbs 27:23 NKJV). I purchased a new computer last week. The…