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Getting Ahead and Being Behind

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 73:1-5 Central Thought: We find our wealth and prosperity only in the Lord Did you ever wonder if God has a…

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No Time Off

Today’s Scripture: Luke 9:7-27 Central Thought: We should be as willing to help meet the needs of others as Jesus is to meet our needs…

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Grab Hold and Hang On

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:40-48 Central Thought: Reaching out and touching Jesus is a key to healing Have you ever wondered how…

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Master of the Storm

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:22-25 Central Thought: Jesus has power over storms Storms. Trials. Problems. I don’t like them; none…

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Are You Listening?

Today’s Scripture: Luke 8:4-15 Central Thought: Hearing God is an every day choice There is a commercial on television for cell phone…

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Keep it Real!

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:36-50 Central Thought: True humility is the key to correct worship ‘Keep it real!” This is a popular…

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Rise and Live

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:11-16 Central Thought: Jesus can raise up your dead spirit Have you ever felt like you just wanted to give…

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A Successful Pilgrimage

Today’s Scripture: Luke 7:1-10 Central Thought: God desires us to walk under and in His authority Faith, power, and authority are…

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Reaching the Nations

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 67: 1-7 Central Thought: God wants the message of His salvation to reach every nation In this short Psalm we…

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A Generous Heart

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11: 24-26. Central Thought: I need not be rich to have a large heart Jesus pointed out to His disciples…

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Barbs in Your Eyes

Today’s Scripture: Numbers 33:55,56 Central Thought: Old sinful habits that are brought into my new spiritual life will bring pain. I…

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A Jewel of Gold in a Swine’s Snout

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:22 Central Thought: Verbal indiscretion is as foolish as placing a gold ring in a pig’s nose In…

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Thirst for God

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 63: 1 Central Thought: When I, like a deer, am harried in the hunt and become thirsty enough, I will come at…

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My Weakness, God’s Strength

Today’s Scripture: Psalm 62:1-12 Central Thought: My strength is found only in God Little boys like to show how strong they are by…

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Kindness Quotient

Today’s Scripture: Proverbs 11:16-17 Central Thought: ‘Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”…

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Ten Concepts of a Healthy Marriage

You have just been introduced to all the Basic Concepts that I use whenever I try to save a marriage. If you apply them all to your…

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Is Jesus Relevant Today

Does the Jesus of the Bible have anything to do with my life and its challenges? Many teens are wondering about this. Do a search for Jesus…

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How to Live Holy

Live in a continual state of prayer and communion with the Lord. Study and meditate on the Word of God day and night. In each of your…

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Non-negotiable Discipline

The first step in non-negotiable discipline is to set up consequences for misbehavior in advance. Once those are in place explain the…

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The Wonder of Validation

It’s been said that worship is a thirsty soul coming to God for refreshment. It’s been a good day, a full day. I’m tired and my soul is…

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There’s a Teenager in Your Home

What are some helpful tips for parents with teenagers There’s a teenager in your home, maybe more than one. What is your household…

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The Three R’s of Discipline

Disciplining our children can be one of the hardest parts of parenting. It’s an ongoing process that requires consistency and…

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Validate Your Teen

At the marriage seminar we lead every month, we asked the adults What do you wish your parents had done differently during times of conflict…

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Glorifying God in Life and Death

Hugh Franzsen sat at a table in the hostel dining hall playing cards with some of his colleagues. The fellow they called ‘Holy Joe’…

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Patience – Fruit of the Spirit Series

“Keep in mind that the patience of our Lord means salvation” (2 Peter 3:15, MEV). The word patience, as it is used in the New Testament,…

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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 Special. Webster’s…

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Daughters of Design – Part 4: The Design Process

Part 3: Daughters of Design Day 4: The Design Process “Your hands made me and formed me…” Psalm 119:73a NIV Have you ever created something…

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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…