TEMPTATION 101

Everyone is put to the test by being attracted and seduced by that person’s own wrong desire. Then the desire conceives and gives birth to sin, and when sin reaches full growth, it gives birth to death. (JAMES 1:14-15)   … Continue reading

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IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU

  Let’s talk about the most important reality there is: the love of God. The Bible is full of stories that illustrate just how deep and how high and how wide the love of God is. I’ll focus on the first … Continue reading

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KEEPING THIS WEEK HOLY

For this is how God loved the world: He gave His only Son… (JOHN 3:16)   My nephew recently posted on our family Facebook page: Geri and I will get married on April 16, 2016 (Saturday), so please save this … Continue reading

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Back To Basics

In the morning, long before dawn, He got up and left the house and went off to a lonely place and prayed there. (MARK 1:35)   The holiest of seasons is upon us once again. There are many things you … Continue reading

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Shine Your Light in the Workplace

Your light must shine in people’s sight, so that, seeing your good works, they may give praise to your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:16)   Look at it this way. You have a job or a career not only because … Continue reading

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Where Credit is Due

Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water,” and they filled them to the brim.  Then he said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the president of the feast.”  They did this; the president … Continue reading

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Anyone Who Has Ears Should Listen (Conclusion)

(Read part 1,  part 2 and part 3)  Fourth Kind: Hear to Stay And the seed sown in rich soil is someone who hears the word and understands it; this is the one who yields a harvest and produces now a hundredfold, … Continue reading

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Anyone Who Has Ears Should Listen (Part 3)

(Read part 1 and part 2) Third Kind: Hear, There and Everywhere The seed sown in thorns is someone who hears the Word, but the worry of the world and the lure of riches choke the Word and so it … Continue reading

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Anyone Who Has Ears Should Listen (Part 2)

(Read part 1 here) Second Kind: Hear Today, Gone Tomorrow The seed sown on patches of rock is someone who hears the Word and welcomes it at once with joy.  But such a person has no root deep down and … Continue reading

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Anyone Who Has Ears Should Listen (Part 1)

READING: MATTHEW 13:1-23 He said, “Listen, a sower went out to sow. As he sowed, some seeds fell on the edge of the path, and the birds came and ate them up. Others fell on patches of rock where they … Continue reading

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