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Imitation of Christ Series

Expectation v. Reality

So here are the hard questions: Is God a sadistic God? No, scripture says He is a loving (1 John 4:6-8), just (Psalms 25:8), and holy (Leviticus 11:44-45) God. Did the Disciples suffer needlessly? No, through their suffering what started out as a small group of followers grew into the salvation of billions through the ages as the Gospel of Jesus Christ spread. So, in reality, is there a purpose for your suffering or hard times? Yes. You have a cross and a purpose and many times they go hand in hand.

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Imitation of Christ

That's What He Said

According to His words, Jesus claimed to represent God. Not only was this deemed sacrilegious, He went one step further to declare that there was no other way to access the Father and presumably Heaven unless through Him. That’s what He said. But what does that mean? And what does that mean for those that don’t believe He was Christ the Messiah?

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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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Be Blessed


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During bible study, we talked about obedience to God and my Pastor asked us to read Deuteronomy 28 regarding the blessings and courses of obedience/disobedience.  Out of almost 100 people there, he asked who thought they were living in obedience AND receiving the blessings of obedience.  Only 2 people raised their hands…myself and 1 other person.  That […]

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Healing

Healing the godly way

“He was despised and rejected—a man of sorrows, acquainted with deepest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way. He was despised, and we did not care. Yet it was our weaknesses he carried; it was our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from […]

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Count the Cost


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“If you want to be my disciple, you must hate everyone else by comparison—your father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple. And if you do not carry your own cross and follow me, you cannot be my disciple. “But don’t begin until you […]

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The Butterfly Effect


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And no matter how hard I cried for God to deliver me, He didn’t. That dark place didn’t go away because as I was pushing against the wall, I was building strength in my wings. As I was in that dark place, I was dying inside. The caterpillar that was me was dying and decaying, while something else was being formed. No matter the hard space you find yourself in, know that you can’t meet your purpose and fly without going through it and you don’t want to leave it too soon.

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An Altered Life

Changing Your Life's Trajectory

And Jesus said to them, “You will all fall away, for it is written, ‘I will strike the shepherd, and the sheep will be scattered.’ But after I am raised up, I will go before you to Galilee.” Peter said to him, “Even though they all fall away, I will not.” And Jesus said to […]

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I'll Believe It When I See It

What is Jesus challenging you to believe?

“One of the twelve disciples, Thomas (nicknamed the Twin), was not with the others when Jesus came. They told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he replied, “I won’t believe it unless I see the nail wounds in his hands, put my fingers into them, and place my hand into the wound in his […]

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As It Is Written...Persecution

Living Christian

“’But before all this occurs, there will be a time of great persecution. You will be dragged into synagogues and prisons, and you will stand trial before kings and governors because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me. So don’t worry in advance about how to answer […]

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