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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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A Theology of Power

Missionaries and church leaders frequently emphasize power because the worldviews of the cultures in which they minister are power-focused.…

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Five Ways to Pray for a Missionary

The Apostle Paul, who was powerfully anointed to evangelize the Gentiles, asked fellow believers to pray for him. If such a powerful man of…

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How Would You Answer

A friend who is seeking the truth recently asked me some probing questions. Perhaps the following answers will help you as you share your…

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I’m Forgiven!

I know a man, who in his youth did some stupid things, for which he was later sorry and very ashamed. He repented, and God forgave him. But…

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How Can Confrontation Refine My Life?

Used rightly, confrontation is a godly tool for refining our lives. The problem has been brewing for months. You wish it would go away, but…

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Five Steps of Confession

1. Admit wrong. 2. Apologize for how your choice has affected the other person. 3. Accept the consequences. 4. Ask for forgiveness. 5. Alter…

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Fighting Violence with Virtue

Ask your kids who The Rock is and you’ll likely get a five-minute lecture on pro wrestling. They might explain in vivid detail a pile…

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A Loving Dad’s Faith

Scripture – John 4:46-47 “Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal…

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A Diverted Passion

Each of us has our desires in life yet all of them vary from one person to the other. Despite of the so-called differences of what we want…

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A Date with Dad

Ask a teenage girl to go clothes shopping with her father and her most likely response will be a high-pitched, Eeeeew! No way! That’s…

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I Will Trust Him

Where are You, God? I was alone. Really alone. The dreaded divorce was final, and he was getting married again. Where are You God?…

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How to Keep Your Kids On Your Team

In an achievement-oriented society such as ours, there is a tendency to equate our significance or importance with our ability to perform…

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How to Handle Your Thought Life

“It won’t affect my mind,” the teenager barked back at his mother as he slammed the door to his room and picked up the…

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Hope for Your Marriage

In the mid 90’s the two of us were a presenting team for Catholic Engaged Encounter for the Diocese of St. Petersburg in Florida. That…

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Honor-based Discipline

Most of us recognize that every child is unique. With three children of our own, my wife and I can clearly substantiate that belief. Let me…