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Counting on God!

“You come upon an old friend dressed in rags and half-starved and say,    ‘Good morning friend! Be clothed in Christ! Be filled with the Holy Spirit!’ and walk off without providing so much as a coat or a cup of soup – where does that get you? Isn’t it obvious that God-talk without God-acts is…

Changing Your Mind!

Those who live according to the sinful nature have their minds set on what the nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires ….”            Romans 8:5-6I want you to know that there is a battle going on inside you. A battle between your…

Can You Hear From God?

  “Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up with it and choked the plants.”                   Luke 8:7 There are times in your life when you cannot hear from God because your mind is crowded with thoughts, worries, fears, and plans.  If your phone is constantly pressed against your ear, when God calls he is unable…

I Thank My God

“I thank my God for you every time I think of you; and every time I pray for you all, I pray with joy because of the way in which you have helped me in the work of the gospel from the very first day until now.  And so I am sure that God, who…

Do You Trust God?

“Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.”                 Psalm 50:15 Last Sunday as we shared the story of the three Hebrew children out of the book of   Daniel, we saw their trust in God. “The God we serve is able to save us and he will    …

Are you as strong as you think you are?

I can do everything through him who gives me strength.      Philippians 4:13 This weekend we will be looking at Daniel 2. As you read this chapter it is obvious that the king’s advisers were very confident in their ability to solve Nebuchadnezzar’s problem. However when they were asked to interpret his dream they realized that…

The Battle That We Are Involved In – Part 2

“The law is good, then, and the trouble is not there but with me, because I am sold into slavery with Sin as my owner.”   Romans 7:14 (The Living Bible) Last week we started looking at Paul’s honesty and he shares his frustrations with the believers in the Church of Rome. They may even…

Work As A Family!

“While I was with them, I protected them and kept them safe by that  name you gave me.” John 17:12 As we prepare for Mother’s Day I would like us to spend a few moments thinking about our families. Jesus guarded the spiritual growth of his disciples by protecting their minds. As biological and spiritual…

Do Prayers Have An Impact?

“And If we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.”   1 John 5:15 This Sunday we will continue our series on Old Life/New Life and we will look at Colossians 4:2-3. This passage talks about prayer. Let me ask you a question:…

Dealing with Relationships

“And mark that you do this with humility and discipline – not in fits and starts, but steadily, pouring yourselves out for each other in acts of love, alert at noticing differences and quick at mending fences.”           Ephesians 4:2-3 (The Message) This week as we continue our series on Paul’s letter to the Colossians we…