A Labor of Love; Intercessory Prayer

Who Do You Know That Prays Faithfully for You? Who is the most prayerful person that you know that has had the most significant impact upon your life through their prayers? Think about the kind of life they live and what other characteristics mark their lives. Doesn’t it stir a gratitude in your heart to […]

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3 Lies We Believe About the Goodness of God

There are many lies that we tend to accept and believe about the goodness of God. It is vital to our relationship with God that we saturate ourselves in the biblical view of who God is. We must not let our circumstances, hurts, failures, disappointment in authorities and unfulfilled desires determine our view of God’s […]

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Why I am Convinced that God is Gracious

I am fully convinced that God is gracious. Yet I I know at times that belief in His gracious nature is challenged by others, our circumstances, our pain, evil & injustice in the world First, is simply that the Bible declares God to be gracious in various places and I believe that the Bible is […]

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Holiness Matters to God

Holiness Matters to God 44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. 45 For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You […]

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Knowing & Trusting God

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10 ESV God is a constant & secure place for us to put our trust. Those experiencing oppression […]

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God is Watching

As we read through the Bible using the reading plan there is a truth about God that stands out to me that I find very encouraging. That is the reality that God is watching us & He sees us. He is the living God and He is intimately involved in the lives of His people. […]

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The Power of Spoken Blessing

By faith Isaac invoked future blessings on Jacob and Esau. By faith Jacob, when dying, blessed each of the sons of Joseph, bowing in worship over the head of his staff. Hebrews 11:20-21 ESV Isaac & Jacob were men that had significant flaws and failures in their lives along with significant dysfunction in their family. […]

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15 Tips for Reading Through the Bible in 2017

Tips for Reading Through the Bible in 2017 1. Slowly read the Psalms and use them as prayers to commune with God, pray over yourself & others with them. Let the Psalms stir your heart to praise, worship & pray. In The Bible Project Reading Plan (a plan our church is using) there is a […]

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Seek God Early

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Lord; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. Psalm 5:3 NKJV As I reflect on this prayer of David in Psalm 5 & his aim to daily pray in morning, I am reminded how important prayer in the morning […]

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Getting Out of the Gray

Getting Out of the Gray  Written By Mike Ward  June 2nd 2016 I sell furniture for a living. And in the furniture business, we have a rule: if a customer comes in and asks for salesperson who is not available, the commission from that sale is to be split between the assisting salesperson and the […]

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