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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

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Kids of Briarwood: The Journey Begins- Chapter 15

Mr. Brown was scratching his head again. He had fixed a few flats in his lifetime, but this one was a doozy! First of all, he was stuck on…

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Once Saved, Always Saved? Maybe Not

There are different definitions of once-saved-always-saved, and in this post I am challenging only one version. The point is not to make…

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Let the Dead Bury the Dead: The Demands of Discipleship

Read Luke 9:58-62 A Life of Poverty Warning a prospective disciple that the Son of Man has less of a home than foxes and birds indicates…

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Beholding His Glory

When John declares, “we beheld his glory” (John 1:14), he is making an eyewitness claim that is echoed later in the Gospel (John 19:35;…

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Building on the Rock

When Jesus knows that his disciples understand enough, he asks them about his identity. The setting is significant: Caesarea Philippi…

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This Is My Body: The Lord’s Supper

Read Mark 14:22-26 Verse 22 The head of the household blessing bread and wine was standard for any meal, but later sources suggest that…

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Knowing the Shepherd

Today as we seek to walk intimately with our Lord, we can remember an occasion in the Gospel of John where Jesus talked about knowing him.…

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Is It All Right to Call God Allah?

Some people today debate whether it is all right for Christians to call God “Allah.” Those within cultures that speak Arabic (or Hausa or…

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A Mother’s Courage

Moses’s mother was courageous to hide him for three months (Exodus 2:2), but how long can one hide a baby who cries and needs to be…

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Racial Reconciliation in Romans

Why did Paul have to spend so much time in Romans arguing from the Old Testament that salvation was by grace through faith? Were there any…

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Creation as God’s Lavish Love

In its ordered, schematic way, Genesis 1 sketches God’s power, his creativity, his brilliant design, and his loving and careful delight in…

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Gospel Truth

When I have shared the gospel with people, some of them have asked how we can really know much about Jesus. Because I was an atheist before…

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Christ is Alive

I have found that one can tell how a person values life by his estimation of death. I once talked with a man who had never given serious…

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Fellowship and Forgiveness

Fellowship and forgiveness have been on my mind lately … fellowship with God (the highest level of fellowship) and with one another…

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Life Worth Living

Last Sunday an older lady in our church came up to me. Actually, she is in her early 60’s but looks at least 20 years older. She has…