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Are You Listening to the Words that are Coming out of My Mouth?


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Last week we talked about the importance of doing a heart detox in the new year. Taking a break from the toxic stuff we see, what we say, and places we go, both mentally and physically.This week we’re focused on resolution number #3: Keep Saying What God Says.

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Letter to My Younger Self: Be Fearless and Be Used


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“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 “‘This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save […]

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Imitation of Christ Series

What Does It Mean To Be A Christian

When we look at the heavenly definition of success, we realize that money, fame, and material goods are not how God shows favor or blesses people. They can be conduits to fulfilling His will, but they are not by definition a blessing

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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 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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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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My Voice, His Instrument…Oh! The Places You’ll Go

On my mission trip to Ghana, I found my voice… When I finally stepped out in faith and let God have complete and absolute control of my life, my voice emerged. Two valuable lessons I learned. First, “He’s able!” More than you can imagine, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all you can ask or think. The next, “Oh, the places you’ll go” when you let God have control of your life.

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I Won't Go Back...

I've Been Changed

Have any of you felt that way? You know God has spoken something to you, spoken the vision of a new you, but others won’t let you grow into that vision? Or perhaps others encourage you to grow, but you yourself are grasping to hold onto the old you? Or perhaps you are like Peter? Christ has spoken the vision for your life and although you act as if you understand, you haven’t experienced the other side of the cross to even know exactly what has been spoken to you? I understand.

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Martha, Martha... When will we learn?

Growing your relationship with Christ

The prayers and the bible study that you did last week or even last year will not get you through today. A relationship with Christ takes time spent daily… Christ understood that when we don’t slow down to be in His presence, our days become fruitless instead of fruitful.

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