Choosing to Obey

Choosing to Obey

We will experience genuine blessing and fulfillment in life when we choose to obey the Lord and fully follow Him.  We have to decide in life, will we obey and

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Independence Day

Independence Day

Today is July 4th!  We celebrate the 248th birthday of freedom for our country.  Independence Day commemorates the independence we have as a nation.  On July 4, 1776, we claimed

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Life-giving Water

Life-giving Water

Did you ever consider that when we respond to others, we are responding to Christ?  Dietrich Bonhoeffer said it well in his book, The Cost of Discipleship: “The bearers of

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Put Off . . . Put On

Put Off . . . Put On

The Apostle Paul calls us “to put off [our] old self, which belongs to [our] former manner of life and is corrupt through deceitful desires (Ephesians 4:22) . . . and then he counsels

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Grace Alone

Grace Alone

The Apostle Paul declared in Ephesians 2:8, “For by GRACE you have been saved.”  This means that we did NOTHING to earn or deserve our salvation.  A more literal rendering

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Memories

Memories

I pride myself on having a good memory of dates and numbers.  I can tell you the dates of all of my family’s birthdays and anniversaries.  I can remember the

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Following the Light

Following the Light

Did you ever wonder why people reject Jesus?  The foundational reason people reject Jesus is that they are in spiritual darkness.  As Jesus is in conversation with Nicodemus, as recorded

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What Really Matters?

What Really Matters?

We begin a new series this week on 1 John.  John, the apostle, devoted his life to telling others about God’s love.  He did that for 40 to 60 years.

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We Need One Another

We Need One Another

It has been said that the church is like a family.  I’ve always wondered about this because some of the families I know don’t function all that well. We read

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Stand Up for Jesus!

Stand Up for Jesus!

Christians all around the world are being threatened or persecuted for their faith.  We are beginning to see Christians being marginalized for their faith even in our own country –

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