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Articles About Knowing Christ, Loving One Another, and Making Him Known

Celebrate Dependence on God on Independence Day

June 27, 2018

Celebrate Dependence on God on Independence Day Americans celebrate Independence Day on July 4th. It is the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The signers of the document declare independence from the present King of Great Britain while stating causes which impel them to throw off British governance. They did not consider…

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Why Read the Bible Every Day

April 23, 2018

Why Read the Bible Every Day I like to read the Bible every day. In talking about this, I like to think of it as, “No read, no feed.” This means, if I am unwilling to read the Bible, I should also be unwilling to put food in my mouth. Let me share a bit…

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Members of One Another

April 16, 2018

Romans 12:1-7 1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove…

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Strength to Carry On

March 22, 2018

The Apostle Paul told the Colossians a specific prayer he had for their church. The prayer was they “may be filled with the knowledge of His (God’s) will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding …” (Colossians 1:9). God’s will is the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on…

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Rewarding Children for Good Behavior

February 22, 2018

We are discussing Paul Tripp’s book, Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family during our Sunday Adult Bible Fellowship (ABF). At the end of the ABF, the topic of rewards came up. The discussion centered on using rewards to encourage our children to obey God’s moral law. Paul Tripp discusses rewarding our…

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Four Steps to Humility

February 15, 2018

Four steps we may take to fight pride – putting on Christ’s humility   Pride is an abomination to God as it is an attack on His glory. We don’t see our self-exaltation as an attack on God, but we should. When we exalt ourselves, we are encouraging others to look to us as a…

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Will the cross of Jesus be in Heaven?

April 14, 2017

Some of the best conversations I have about our Lord happens with my seven-year-old son Jack! He asks some pretty tough questions like, “Will his stuffed giraffe go to heaven?” I am confident that giraffe will not be in heaven but how do you break that to an overtired seven-year-old with crocodile tears running down…

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Does God give you only what you can handle?

April 8, 2017

Janet is lying in a hotel room 500 miles from home. Her husband Jon is lying just next to her sleeping. Janet, however, has not slept in days and is anything but peaceful. Thoughts of bills that need to be paid, the kid’s school projects, a relationship struggle with her mother, and other thoughts are…

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Why are you a Christian?

February 8, 2017

  Why are you a Christian? Have you ever asked yourself the question why? More specifically, “Why am I a Christian?” It does us good from time to time to ask ourselves this question. Do you know the answer? Maybe another question you can ask yourself is, “Is Jesus entrusting Himself to me?” John 2:23…

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God Has a Wonderful Plan for Who?

May 13, 2016

God Has a Wonderful Plan for Who?           The design of this next statement is with love. The words in Jeremiah 29:11 are not to you, me, or anyone living today! I think you will be happy to know that this verse is not about us when you understand why God…

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Jesus in Our Midst

April 22, 2016

                Matthew 18:20 is a verse where careful Bible study is needed. People think this verse is about praying. The confusion may come because Jesus says, “where two or three have gathered together in My name.” To end a prayer with the term, “in Jesus name” is how most…

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Ask Seek Knock

April 16, 2016

  Ask, Seek, Knock           There are many who teach go to God to get what you want. They may teach go to God so you can get what makes you happy. If you desire a new car, house, relationship, or money then go to God and believe that you will receive…

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