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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

Posted by Joe Paris on

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

Posted by Joe Paris on

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...

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...


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