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Don’t Interrupt The Storyline

 Why did it take Israel 40 years to walk 240 miles? What turned a trip that should have been joyous and filled with almost unlimited excitement into a chronicle of despair, futility, frustrations and endless backtracking? Why did a potential one-month journey grind along for four decades at an average speed of six miles per […]

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Pay It Forward!

  “He (God) comes alongside us when we go through hard times, and before you know it, he brings us alongside someone else who is going through hard times so that we can be there for that person just as God was there for us.” II Corinthians 1:3-5 The Message It’s called ‘paying it forward’ […]

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It’s Christmas – Not A Grudge!

  God made Christmas available. Our sins made it necessary. That’s the reality of Christmas that few celebrate. Even Christians don’t really get around to acknowledging the ‘why’ of the Virgin Birth until Good Friday and the intense drama of the cross. We prefer to wrap ourselves in the lights, the beauty of our nativity […]

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Questions We Need To Answer – a series

Question #5“What do you want me to do for you?” Luke 18:41 ESV   Jesus seldom provides easy answers, but He always asks hard questions! As Jesus, surrounded by a crowd approaches Jericho, a blind beggar begins shouting “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Rebuked by those near him to quiet down and […]

Why do you doubt?

Questions We Need To Answer – a series

  Question #3 “Do you believe I can do this?” Matthew 9:28 NIV   “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?” Matthew 14:31 NIV   Scripture makes it abundantly clear that God is serious about gaining our trust … to truly believe that He is trustworthy. God’s patience with our learning curve is […]

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Questions We Need To Answer – a series

  Question #2 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?” Matthew 7:3 NIV  This verse speaks of the judgmental hypocrisy that Jesus condemned. Helping someone get a speck of sawdust out of her eye is commendable … if […]