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Be An Example

Paul said, “Be imitators of me, just as I also am of Christ.”  Quite a statement!  It speaks of Paul’s desire to see those around him become like Jesus.  It speaks of a discipleship that was more modeling than teaching.  … Continue reading

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What Makes Church Different

Have you ever thought about what difference there is between worshiping God on your own by the lake and worshiping God with God’s people on a Saturday night or Sunday morning? Hebrews 10 says, “Let us hold fast the confession … Continue reading

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Living By a Different Vision

Everyone has an idea of what they are capable of.  Sometimes it comes from training.  Our athletes, soldiers, and doctors have this idea.  They have been trained for a job.  It becomes second nature to them and they know that … Continue reading

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Faith – In Disappointment (part 3)

Consider the alternative When we feel disappointment sometimes we give ourselves permission to be angry for a while.  There is nothing wrong with acknowledging how someone has hurt us.  In fact, it is healthy to be honest about our feelings.  … Continue reading

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Faith – In Disappointment (part 2)

Hosea 3:1 Then the Lord said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by her husband, yet an adulteress, even as the Lord loves the sons of Israel though they turn to other gods and love raisin … Continue reading

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Faith – In Disappointment (part 1)

We have all experienced it.  Maybe it was when you were little and Grandpa promised you an ice cream cone, and then you were crushed when no ice cream cone came.  Maybe it was in middle school when you experienced … Continue reading

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When Faith Stretches our Life

The toughest time to walk by faith is when God asks you to walk by faith through something that is close to your heart.  Even when we generally use our faith in spite of our feelings there are those times … Continue reading

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4 questions that check the reality of our faith (part 2)

Consider an athlete. No athlete can become an athlete without exertion and pain. They have to train. They have to stretch those muscles in new ways. They have to work through pain to get to the next level of performance. Why do they do it? Continue reading

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For the Person Who Has It All

1 Timothy 6:6-8 But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment. For we have brought nothing into the world, so we cannot take anything out of it either. If we have food and covering, with … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Most Stern Warnings

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites, because you shut off the kingdom of heaven from people; for you do not enter in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in. Woe to you, scribes … Continue reading

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