August 14, 2019

“There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” – Proverbs 14:12 You don’t have to look very far to see the evil around us. Some things are overtly evil. But more often than not, evil is sneaky. When confronted with evil...

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August 7, 2019

“For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.” – 1 Corinthians 2:2 In the last week there have been two more mass shootings in our country, leaving at least 31 people dead. In these situations we are often filled, not only...

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July 31, 2019

“Though the fig tree does not bud and there is no fruit on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will triumph in Yahweh; I will rejoice in...

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July 3, 2019

“You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” – Galatians 5:13 Tomorrow we celebrate our freedom as Americans. Our forefathers saw freedom as something so core to mankind that they fought...

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June 19, 2019

June 19, 2019  “I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” – Psalm 3:5 Last week we held our annual Vacation Bible School. Without fail, the VBS program contains some of the catchiest songs I listen to all year. For weeks after Vacation Bible School, I...

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June 12, 2019

June 12, 2019 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 Last night I was watching a movie with my 12 year old daughter. It is...

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June 5, 2019

June 5, 2019 “And the Lord commanded the fish, and it vomited Jonah onto dry land.” – Jonah 2:10 Over my years of being a pastor, I have talked with many people who are worried and even fearful that they are not within God’s will. They deeply desire to be in...

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May 29, 2019

May 29, 2019   “To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.” – Proverbs 8:13   God hates evil. He detests wickedness. The Bible goes into detail to show us the characteristics of this evil that God hates; arrogance, lies,...

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May 22, 2019

May 22, 2019 “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’” – Luke 11:1 For my personal devotions over the last several months I’ve been reading through a...

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May 15, 2019

May 15, 2019 “Through him everyone who believes is set free from sin.” – Acts 13:39  Too often we make the mistake of thinking that our forgiveness and justification before God is a future event. We believe it takes place “someday” when we stand before the Throne. But the truth is,...

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