Danger Lurks Outside Our Door

The horror movie’s suspenseful music conveys imminent danger. In the dark, a potential killer steps onto the porch. Startled by a noise, the woman inside goes to her door and instinctively peers through the peep hole. The man outside does not appear dangerous. You tense up, as she unlocks the deadbolt. Will she invite the…

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The Spiritual Seasons Of Life

My wife and I just returned from our first camping trip of the year. We were excited to get the cover off of our travel trailer, de-winterize, and get everything set up for our 2022 camping season. It seems our spiritual lives have seasons as well. Do you know what season of faith  you are…

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Mercy Meets Misery

The hosannas quickly gave way to cries of, “crucify Him.” Jesus rode into Jerusalem as a triumphant king, but just five days later He was executed as a criminal. How quickly things changed. Things change quickly in our lives too. One minute we feel close to our Lord in prayer, and moments later, we fall…

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Not Written With Etch-A-Sketch

An Etch-A-Sketch serves as a good metaphor for today’s message. Someone can draw on it, and then simply turn it upside down and shake to make everything magically disappear. We often treat God’s laws the same way. We are prone to turn His laws upside down and shake them off in an effort to make…

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A Lesson In Humility

Sarcasm drips from the words, “I just can’t wait to look in the mirror because I get better looking every day.” The song, Oh Lord It’s Hard To Be Humble, mockingly exclaims with a witty arrogance, that it is hard to be humble when you are perfect in every way. Despite its sarcasm, the song…

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The Last Supper Painted With Words

It was in November of 2011. I knelt down to pray in a dimly lit chapel. This was the third night of an eight-day silent Christian retreat. Little did I know, that what was about to transpire over the next fifteen minutes would not only change my life, but also touch and change the lives…

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Love All Over Again

Most married couples will tell you that there have been seasons in their marriage when their love for each other grew cold. Their marriage wasn’t necessarily in trouble, but the couple had become so busy with the daily routines of life that they were failing to share their close, loving, and intimate signs of affection.…

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Overcoming Addiction

Overeating, gambling, drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex, video games, porn viewing, and many other things, including even work, can become addictions. For many, the battle to break free from these addictions is lifelong. Some Christians believe that prayer alone is the path to freedom. It can be! Certainly, faith and prayer are essential to recovery. But…

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Light Overcame Darkness

History is littered with the heinous and despicable acts of humankind. There has been no shortage of human atrocities. Our Savior came into the world as the Prince Of Peace, yet on the heels of His birth, a terrible atrocity occurred. Herod ordered the massacre of all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity two…

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Truth Decay

Christmas will be here soon. This season of Advent is a time for preparation. On Christmas Day, we will celebrate the birth of the Christ child. Why was Jesus born? We need not look any further than His own words to find out. “For this I was born and for this I came into the…

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