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The Words That Gave Me Life

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The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences. — Proverbs 18:21 We can all think of a conversation that was formative in shaping us. Maybe it was the teacher who saw something special in us and called it out. Or possibly it was the boss who...

What Really Matters

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What really matters in this life? Does the job promotion matter? Does the lower golf handicap matter? Does the lake house, the degree or the new car matter? Throughout the centuries mankind has struggled to figure out what really matters in this life. We have all seen the effects of a poor...

What Are You Fighting For?

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Fights in marriage are inevitable. If a couple isn’t fighting, then they likely aren’t communicating. Lindsay and I started dating in the summer of 2008 and, like most couples, we didn’t fight much when we first started dating. I assumed this was due to our amazing...

Am I Broken

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If I am a Christian, then why do I continue to struggle with sin? Am I broken? Is there something wrong with me? Am I really a Christian? There exists a myth in Christianity that once a person becomes saved, they lose the appetite for sin. No desire for anger, no inclination to be jealous, and...

A FIRM Foundation

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When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” “But what about...

Take It To Them

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The church needs to stop expecting the lost to come to church and start focusing on taking the church to the lost. An erroneous idea started long ago that the Church was a building, a location, a place that people went to worship Jesus. The problem with this ideology is that Scripture never...

The Words We Think

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The words we think form the person we become. The greatest determiner and deterrent in your life is often you! The truth is, most of us speak to ourselves in a manner that we would never use with our worst enemy. That is a huge problem for the believer! Words cut like daggers, phrases...

Stand Firm

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I vividly remember growing up in this small country church back in the Midwest. Sunday mornings consisted of Sunday school class, followed by the Sunday morning service. One of the Sunday school lessons that was repeated most often and stuck with me was the armor of God in Ephesians 6. My...

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...

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