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Being Willing to Do What is Needed

Being willing to reach out may take effort that we must be willing to do. Continue reading

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Remembering the Important Stuff

I’ve been reminded over the last month how it is to be a little child. With Bible School a month ago and Children’s Camp last week, I have been reminded of the truths that we teach children.  Those truths aren’t … Continue reading

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Loving for Real

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been examining Paul’s challenge to the church in Rome regarding love. He calls us to love without hypocrisy.  He calls us to commit to loving in a profound way.  Love is different … Continue reading

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The Needed Mercy of God

I was contemplating mercy this week.  Mercy is unusual.  It is a reality that can only be accepted by those who need it.  And yet, many who need it refuse to admit that they do. Why do we need mercy? … Continue reading

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Conquering in Christ

“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love … Continue reading

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Praying with Confidence

Think for a moment who you call when you need help… It probably is a short list. Yet, the people on it are people that you can call on with confidence.  How do you know that? You know it because … Continue reading

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Walk through the valley

Mountains and valleys. We seem, as spiritual beings, to desire the mountain top experience with God.  In Acts chapter, Peter has quite a mountain top experience with God.  Not only does he have a vision, but God also changes his … Continue reading

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Touching the Throne of God

Revelation 4:8 declares that the four living creatures say “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come.” Have you ever thought about what that would be like? What would it be like … Continue reading

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Desiring God Conference on Prayer

This week I went to a conference that dealt with the prayer life of a pastor.  Since the conference speakers quoted the reformers quite liberally, I thought that it would be appropriate to put a quotation on prayer in this … Continue reading

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Choosing to Stand

Consider this thought: An amazing Christian is just a normal Christian who keeps saying yes to Jesus.  What do you think?  We studied the testimony and martyrdom of Stephen last Sunday.  The only description of him that we have before … Continue reading

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