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  • Justice Defined by God

    Justice is defined in God’s nature.  It is defined by who He is, not by what we want. God’s justice is shaped out of His wholeness and His love. By wholeness we mean completeness and goodness; there is no evil or lack in God. He is the complete package of perfection. By His love we […]

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  • Favor Equals Influence

    Favor = Influence But while Joseph was there in the prison, the Lord was with him; he showed him kindness and granted him favor in the eyes of the prison warden…. The warden paid no attention to anything under Joseph’s care, because the Lord was with Joseph and gave him success in whatever he did.  –Genesis […]

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  • Jesus is Enough

    In the fourth chapter of Luke’s gospel, Satan is found challenging Jesus with the following statement, “If you are the son of God…” Three times Jesus is questioned and three times He answers Satan with written word of God. I believe Jesus responds this way not because He is unsure of who He is, but […]

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  • Life Groups Launched

    Fall is here and new Life Groups have begun.  To me, these weekly gatherings of 8 to 12 people in our church become “Family Time.” My wife Judy and I are excited to share our lives as we give and receive encouragement each week in our life group.   It is a place that we […]

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  • A Good Groove

    Saxophonist and Music Arts Revival Movement (MARM) founder Ron Brown has taught me a lot—how to hear and trust God in everyday life and many other lessons about being a follower of Jesus. But he taught be something I’m sure he would be surprised to hear I learned: you have to have a drummer in […]

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  • Lessons From a Couple of Old Super Heroes

    In 1 & 2 Kings, Elijah teaches us it is possible to end well even after personal weakness gets the best of us. God took Elijah to heaven in a fiery chariot and a whirlwind, giving him a strong finish even after running away scared from a big win. We are not as strong as […]

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  • Because of Jesus we can profit from suffering not be defined by it.

    Romans 5:1-5 1 The result is this: since we have been declared “in the right” on the basis of faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus the Messiah. 2 Through him we have been allowed to approach, by faith, into this grace in which we stand; and we celebrate the hope of […]

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  • No Matter What We still Look life God (Even if it’s only a little)

    “… for if women and men are made in the image of God and if that image is not totally destroyed by the Fall, then they should yet reflect-even if dimly-something of the goodness of God.”  James W. Sire. The Universe Next Door: A Basic Worldview Catalog, 5th Edition (Kindle Locations 854-855). Kindle Edition.

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  • Hope and Purpose

    Being a part of God’s Kingdom means that no matter what life deals us, God always has a purpose for our lives. Pastor Gordy Byrd and his wife Debbie from Shiloh Christian Center, our guest speakers, reminded us of that today (August 11). Pastor Gordy basically said no matter our weakness, limitations and even failures, […]

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  • God’s Covenant Promise -vs- Legal Contract

    Romans 4:13-16 13-15 That famous promise God gave Abraham—that he and his children would possess the earth—was not given because of something Abraham did or would do. It was based on God’s decision to put everything together for him, which Abraham then entered when he believed. If those who get what God gives them only […]

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