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From Death To Life

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The Bible is called a book of hope and a book of joy, yet somehow quite possibly the saddest sentence in all of world history is found in Ephesians: As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, — Ephesians 2:1 NIV Do you hear what Paul is saying to the church in Ephesus?...

Getting The Enemy's Attention

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In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, — 2 Timothy 3:12 In the Old Testament, there is a story in the book of Job about a man that goes through an unreal amount of opposition. Job loses his possessions, his health, and even his family, except...

Nothing Else Matters

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“If Christ is risen, nothing else matters. And if Christ is not risen, nothing else matters.” — Jaroslav Pelikan Every area, every detail, every element of life hinges upon the resurrection. If Jesus Christ is risen from the dead, then nothing in life matters in light of...

Be Careful

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Deception convinces a person that the decisions they are making are good. A classic example of deception is seen in Joshua 9. Israel was instructed by God to avoid making covenants with the surrounding nations of Israel. Enter the Gibeonites, a surrounding nation. The people of Gibeon knew the...

Misplaced Desires

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Most people struggle with envy, Christians included. We want the things we don’t have and we want more of what we already possess. There never seems to be enough. Somewhere deep inside of us, we believe that if we had more money, more possessions and more adventures, we would be happy and...

God Never Wastes A Hurt

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All have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We have all made mistakes and been a part of poor decisions. You know, those decisions that haunt us at night and seem to define our days. We live in fear that others will learn our true identities and reject us, so we live in secret, never...

Blessings Require Responsibility

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Most people, myself included, pray that God would give us more. More stuff, more peace, more faith, pretty much more of everything that is good. My prayer, if I am honest, has nothing to do with me blessing others but with me being blessed by God. I want all God has to offer me and not a bit...

It Doesn't Happen Overnight

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I have often prayed that God would do a work in my life. I imagined that there was some book, an event, or possibly a sermon that would catapult me into spiritual maturity. I always thought that spiritual growth was quick and easy, something equivalent to a five-step program. Sadly, I was...

Holiness Over Happiness

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If scripture is true, and God is for us, then why does it seem like he is not? I imagine that, if God were for me, my life would look much different. I would be richer, smarter and happier, my grass would never grow, and my kids would sleep at night. That is what I imagine if God were for...

Proclaiming My Love

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My wife and I were married on July 25, 2009. It was the greatest day of my life; the jury is still out for my wife. She has always been way out of my league. She is prettier, smarter and funnier. Well, that’s not true. She isn’t funnier than me, but she is prettier and smarter. I...


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