Month: November 2016

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3 WAYS TO LIVE FOR CHRIST

JUST AS IF HE HAD DIED If we live our lives today as if Jesus had just died yesterday, we will live for Him more effectively today. For those who have trusted in Christ, it was just like yesterday for them because He died for them, and even though that was over 2,000 years ago, […]

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God of the Unexpected Moments

At a public high school choral concert, I saw and experienced God. No, it wasn’t that the performers were amazing. They were good. Not that the program was super creative – it was innovative, but not over the top. It was a nice program with all the expected elements: good music, a few solos, musical […]

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Heavy Load

I saw a facebook post recently that was not Christian related, but it got me thinking : It’s not the load that breaks you….it’s the way that you carry it….. The first verse that came to mind was an old favorite : Matthew 11:28 NIV – “Come to me, all you who are weary and […]

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The Sorrow Of Betrayal

I have sinned by betraying innocent blood. —Matthew 27:4 When I was a boy, my dad observed my spendthrift ways and often said that money burned a hole in my pocket. I suppose it’s not unlike the way those 30 pieces of silver burned a hole in Judas’ heart after he had betrayed Jesus for […]

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Why Won’t God Tell Me the Next Step?

“When you make a promise to God, don’t delay in following through, for God takes no pleasure in fools” (Ecclesiastes 5:4a NLT, second edition). You already know a lot of things God wants you to do with your life. So why haven’t you done them? God is not obligated to give you step 2 until […]

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Tending your Spiritual Being

This morning I read a post on gardening, now those that know me will know that I hate gardening, stuff I plant always dies anyway and I do not have the patience to look after what has not died. But in either event, it got me thinking how our spiritual lives are a lot like […]

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Have a Thankful Heart Through Difficult Times

“For all things are for your sakes, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day” […]

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He’s There All The Time

I did not say . . . , “Seek Me in vain.” —Isaiah 45:19 I’ll never forget my frustrating experience when I went to Chicago’s Union Station early one morning to pick up an elderly relative who was arriving by train. When I got there, she wasn’t where I thought she would be. With increasing […]

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See it Differently

Have you ever tried to watch a 3D movie without the right equipment? You will see nothing but a blur and surely it will give you an immediate headache. The same is to be said for the word of God. A Nonbeliever will look at the bible with a different set of eyes, because only […]

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A World of Change

“When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 In case you haven’t noticed, our world has dramatically changed. At one time it would have been unthinkable that millions of unborn children would be murdered in America. There was a time when kids could pray in public schools. Nativity scenes dotted […]

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