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The Mystery of the Resurrection

As we think this week about the resurrection of Jesus, consider that the resurrection is God’s declaration of approval of the cross. It is the declaration that the cross is not a failure. It is not a loss. It is … Continue reading

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Loving for Real

In Romans 12 Paul challenges the church in Rome to love. He calls us to love without hypocrisy.  He calls us to commit to loving in a profound way.  Love is different from being nice.  Love is real.  Love is … Continue reading

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Reminders from Christmas – God Loves Us!

How do we know people love us?  Sometimes we know because they tell us.  However, most often we know that people love us because of what they do.  These actions are pictures of love. One of the great surprises we … Continue reading

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Conquering in Christ

It breaks my heart when I see people who live defeated lives. It is as if they have lost hope. Why would a Christian live that way? Continue reading

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It’s Not About Me

Isn’t church all about me? Isn’t it about my wants, my wishes, my hopes, and my dreams? Are you saying right now, “No, of course not!  It’s about Jesus!”? It is about Jesus, but do we make it sometimes about … Continue reading

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The Unity and Consistency of God

Although I am aware that Deuteronomy 6:4 is talking about the fact that there is only one true God, it gets me thinking about how often I treat God as if He is several beings. Let me explain… When I … Continue reading

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Are We Preparing?

Why is it that some people seem to be always ready to lend a hand, help a friend, touch a life; and for others it is work? Why is it that others are always grumpy, caustic, or quick with a … Continue reading

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In Charge and Never Dropping the Ball

Daniel 4:35 “All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say … Continue reading

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Does God Speaking Make You Squirm?

The last two weeks have got me thinking about conviction. We have been thinking together over the last two Sundays about how we view God’s course corrections. We have talked about the joy that Paul was sharing with the church … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Knowing God

Mysteries. They catch my fascination. I love a good who-done-it. They stretch my mind. They capture my imagination. They make me want to solve the puzzle before it is revealed. Have you ever thought of the wonderful mystery of knowing … Continue reading

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