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God's Discipline vs Man's Discipline
Posted Friday, May 29, at 8:48 PM
"Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it," (Hebrews 12:10, 11 NIV)...

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Steady my heart
Posted Thursday, May 14, at 10:37 PM

Psalm 112:6-10, ESV "For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries. He has distributed freely; he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures forever;...

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Next time you look, see yourself as God sees you
Posted Thursday, May 14, at 10:36 PM

It's OK to be You! "Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out; you formed me in my mother's womb. I thank you, High God -- you're breathtaking! Body and soul, I am marvelously made! I worship in adoration -- what a creation! You know me inside and out, you know every bone in my body; You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit, how I was sculpted from nothing into something. Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth; all the stages of my life were spread out before you,...

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Remember Easter isn't over just yet
Posted Thursday, May 14, at 10:34 PM

Esther 4:1-3, (MSG) "When Mordecai learned what had been done, he ripped his clothes to shreds and put on sackcloth and ashes. Then he went out in the streets of the city crying out in loud and bitter cries. He came only as far as the King's Gate, for no one dressed in sackcloth was allowed to enter the King's Gate. As the king's order was posted in every province, there was loud lament among the Jews--fasting, weeping, wailing. And most of them stretched out on sackcloth and ashes."...

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Saved lives, changed lives come only from Christ
Posted Friday, March 13, at 8:14 PM

Luke 11:24-28,(MSG) "'When a corrupting spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along through the desert looking for an oasis, some unsuspecting soul it can bedevil. When it doesn't find anyone, it says, 'I'll go back to my old haunt.' On return, it finds the person swept and dusted, but vacant. ...

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Be Confident in Who God has Created YOU to Be
Posted Friday, February 20, at 8:16 AM

Psalm 139:14-17, (NLT) "Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex! Your workmanship is marvelous--how well I know it. You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion, as I was woven together in the dark of the womb. You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!"...

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Trust seems like such a complicated ordeal
Posted Friday, February 20, at 8:15 AM

Proverbs 3:5-12, (MSG) "Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track. Don't assume that you know it all. ...

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Flesh vs. spirit is often an internal battle
Posted Friday, February 6, at 10:56 AM

"For those who are according to the flesh and are controlled by its unholy desires set their minds on and pursue those things which gratify the flesh, but those who are according to the Spirit and are controlled by the desires of the Spirit set their minds on and seek those things which gratify the [Holy] Spirit. ...

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True Success is measured in many ways
Posted Friday, January 23, at 9:53 AM

1 Timothy 6:10 (AMP) "For the love of money is a root of all evils; it is through this craving that some have been led astray and have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves through with many acute [mental] pangs." Many often inadvertently twist this scripture to convey that money is evil. ...

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The time is certainly ripe for a miracle
Posted Friday, January 9, at 11:14 AM

Luke 17:11-19, AMP "As He went on His way to Jerusalem, it occurred that [Jesus] was passing [along the border] between Samaria and Galilee. And as He was going into one village, He was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance. And they raised up their voices and called, 'Jesus, Master, take pity and have mercy on us!'...

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What can I really expect from God?
Posted Friday, December 26, at 9:43 AM

"I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman? For what is the allotment of God from above, And the inheritance of the Almighty from on high? Is it not destruction for the wicked, And disaster for the workers of iniquity? Does He not see my ways, And count all my steps? If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant when they complained against me, what then shall I do when God rises up? When He punishes, how shall I answer Him? Did not He who made me in the womb make them? Did not the same One fashion us in the womb? The fear of God has kept me from these things - how else could I ever face Him?" (Job 31:1-4, 13-15, 23, NKJV). ...

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Are you running the right kind of race?
Posted Friday, December 26, at 9:42 AM

"We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose. For those whom He foreknew [of whom He was aware and loved beforehand], He also destined from the beginning [foreordaining them] to be molded into the image of His Son [and share inwardly His likeness], that He might become the firstborn among many brethren...

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Be mindful when it comes to gender boundaries
Posted Friday, November 7, at 3:16 PM

"Now Joseph was well-built and handsome, and after a while his master's wife took notice of Joseph and said, 'Come to bed with me!' But he refused. 'With me in charge,' he told her, 'my master does not concern himself with anything in the house; everything he owns he has entrusted to my care. ...

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When Evil Prevails you just have to keep faith
Posted Friday, October 31, at 12:31 PM

Zephaniah 3:1-5,(GNT) "Jerusalem is doomed, that corrupt, rebellious city that oppresses its own people. It has not listened to the Lord or accepted his discipline. It has not put its trust in the Lord or asked for his help. Its officials are like roaring lions; its judges are like hungry wolves, too greedy to leave a bone until morning. ...

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The Sinful Christian has many tough decisions
Posted Friday, October 24, at 12:01 PM

"My people are ruined because they don't know what's right or true. Because you've turned your back on knowledge, I've turned my back on you priests. Because you refuse to recognize the revelation of God.....The result: You can't tell the people from the priests, the priests from the people." (Hosea 4:4-10, MSG)...

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The Heart-Shattered Life
Posted Tuesday, October 14, at 1:19 PM

Psalm 51:16-17 The Message (MSG) "Going through the motions doesn't please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. Heart-shattered lives ready for love don't for a moment escape God's notice."...

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The Christian Argument for Tolerance
Posted Monday, September 22, at 9:18 PM

1 Corinthians 6:7-11 New King James Version (NKJV): "Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another. Why do you not rather accept wrong? Why do you not rather let yourselves be cheated? No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. ...

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Resurrection Day
Posted Wednesday, September 17, at 10:28 AM

"But let me tell you something wonderful, a mystery I'll probably never fully understand. We're not all going to die--but we are all going to be changed. You hear a blast to end all blasts from a trumpet, and in the time that you look up and blink your eyes--it's over. ...

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He Will Turn it All Around
Posted Friday, August 29, at 7:13 PM

Psalm 30:8-12, The Message (MSG) "I called out to you, God; I laid my case before you: 'Can you sell me for a profit when I'm dead? auction me off at a cemetery yard sale? When I'm 'dust to dust' my songs and stories of you won't sell. So listen! and be kind! Help me out of this!'...

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Incased in Grace
Posted Friday, August 22, at 8:06 PM

Romans 3:20-24 (GNT) "For no one is put right in God's sight by doing what the Law requires; what the Law does is to make us know that we have sinned. But now God's way of putting people right with himself has been revealed. It has nothing to do with law, even though the Law of Moses and the prophets gave their witness to it. ...

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