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Self Idolatry

We are all familiar with Jesus’ words to the woman caught in adultery when He said, “Sin no more.” Did Jesus truly expect her to never sin again for the balance of her life? Does our God expect us to be without sin in our life? Is this an unattainable standard? Have we set a…

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Borrowed

Have you ever stopped to think about just how many things Jesus borrowed during His human existence? A review of the Gospels shows us that nearly everything in His life was borrowed. Now He seeks to borrow something very important. He seeks to borrow you and me. Please read more….. The message I am sharing…

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Who Am I?

How do you answer what is considered one of the biggest questions in life: “Who am I?” The source of our identity impacts the quality of our life and how we handle the ups and downs that life throws at us. If we find our identity in the wrong place, life can prove to be…

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Parenting Pain: When Children Turn Away From Faith

Passing the torch of our faith to our children is perhaps one of the most important things we as parents are called to do. Too often that torch is dropped. Sadly, when this happens, many parents experience nearly inconsolable sadness. They spend years of heartache concerned about the salvation of their children and grandchildren.  Have…

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The Mission Fields

The church congregation was drawn to a hush as the pastor called Doug and Susan to come up to the front of the church for a blessing. As the couple stood there, holding hands with their heads bowed in prayer, the pastor explained to the congregation about the couples upcoming mission work. On this particular…

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They Left Everything

In Luke’s Gospel chapter 5, when speaking of three of the apostles it states: “When they brought their boats to the shore, they left everything.” I have always been amazed at that statement. Jesus must have moved them deeply. Was it just their miraculous fish catch that caused them to follow Him or was it…

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Keeping A Level Perspective

Imagine for just a minute that God has commissioned you to produce a full length documentary film of your life. You are not just to be the main character in the film but you have been asked to be the camera person as well. The journey of our lives often requires us to traverse uneven…

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One Square Yard

There are many troubling issues around the world today. These are just a few: the possibility of a nuclear showdown seems to be increasing, terrorism is on the rise all around the world, and this past weekend the ugly face of racism showed up again in protests in Virginia. In addition to all of this,…

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The Fresh Scent of Rain

Have you ever had your senses flooded with the fresh scent of rain on a hot summer’s day? The air becomes permeated with its sweet, fresh fragrance. In much the same way, you and I are called to freshen up the air around us with the love of Christ. But did you know that rain by itself…

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Removing The Veil

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain” is a famous line from The Wizard of OZ. The wizard portrayed himself as some kind of god, but it turned out that the Wizard was not all he was cracked up to be. When Toto pulled back the curtain, Dorothy and her entourage discovered an…

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