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Intimacy with God: Reading vs. Studying


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As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what […]

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Intimacy with God: Reading vs. Studying


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“As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the message with great eagerness and examined the Scriptures every day to see if what […]

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When The Lord Speaks It

Often times, God will tell us who we are and what we will do even before we know ourselves. He will reveal His promise before we ever thought we were capable or even knew it was a desire of our heart.

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It's Not In Vain

Your Prayers Are Not IN Vain

It is possible to have unanswered prayers, only to find out that God went to “work” immediately on your behalf when you first prayed. In reality, sometimes what we see as an unanswered prayer is just a delayed prayer.

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Jesus v. Santa Claus – The Real Deal


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“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders.  And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6 I don’t remember the age, but I remember the first time I found out Santa wasn’t real.  I […]

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The Good News: The Original Status Update


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“The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!”, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”, “Blessed is the king of Israel!”Now the crowd that was with […]

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The First Step


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This is what the Lord says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you […]

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Count Your Blessings...

“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 Friday night, God checked me.  He said something so clear to me that I needed to share those words.    He whispered words to my spirit as I was miserably cold and wanting to complain.  The heating system […]

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A God of Convenience


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A few days later Felix came back with his wife, Drusilla, who was Jewish. Sending for Paul, they listened as he told them about faith in Christ Jesus. As he reasoned with them about righteousness and self-control and the coming day of judgment, Felix became frightened. “Go away for now,” he replied. “When it is […]

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Follow the Leader


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The whole Israelite community set out from Elim and came to the Desert of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they had come out of Egypt. In the desert the whole community grumbled against Moses and Aaron. The Israelites said to them, “If only we had died […]

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