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[29 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 411 views]

There is a God we want, and there is a God who is.
They are not the same.
The turning point of our lives is
when we stop seeking the God we want and start seeking the God who is. ~Patrick Morley

God’s Good Plan is:

An Adventure. His plan will end in good for you. This truth can offer security and hope despite the ups and downs of life. Let your life be your personal adventure with God.
A Process. We tend to like end results more than the process that gets us there. …

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[28 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,229 views]

Whenever the method of worship becomes more important than the Person of worship, we have already prostituted our worship. There are entire congregations who worship praise and praise worship but who have not yet learned to praise and worship God in Jesus Christ.

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[27 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 346 views]

Luke 14: 16-24
This great supper was marked by…
I. A Great Preparation, v. 16
The Gospel is the “good news” that the Lord has set the table with forgiveness, freedom, fullness, fellowship, and a future.
II. A Gracious Invitation, vss. 16 , 21- 23
This is a “whosoever” invitation.
III. A Grievous Rejection, vss. 18-20
Their trivial excuses minimized the master’s great expense and kindness and magnified their foolishness.
IV. A Glad Reception, v. 22
Thank God for the sweet testimonies of …

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[26 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 300 views]

There are days it is all flesh and faith…
Then there are those that HE arrives and makes us look really good.
The secret is…
Be there both days

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[25 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 458 views]

Luke 16:19-31
1. Consciousness of a burning hell v. 23
2. Compassion that brings tears       v.24a
3. Confession that brings mercy       v.24a
4. Quench not the “fire” (fire of the Holy Ghost)             v.24a
5. Communication to heaven (prayer) v. 27
6. Consent that only God’s plan will save v. 29-31

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[22 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 265 views]

Paul’s epistles refer often to the Christian’s private life in the home. He tells husbands to love their wives and wives to be submissive to their husbands; children to obey their parents and parents to discipline their children; slaves to serve their masters and masters to be fair to their slaves. He tells citizens to respect authority and to pay their taxes. He has some very practical and outspoken words to say about telling lies, losing one’s temper, stealing, using bad language and being cantankerous; about impurity …

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[21 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 369 views]

Prayer is of transcendent importance. Prayer is the mightiest agent to advance God’s work. Prayer succeeds when all else fails.

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[21 Jan 2010 | One Comment | 1,021 views]
There Comes a Time

Ecclesiastes 9:11 (Solomon writes, ) I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Ecclesiastes 3:1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Given the many details that a presidential inaugural committee must cope with, mistakes are inevitable. So it was that …

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[20 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 599 views]

Rev. 22:17
Intro. These are the closing words of God to man. This is God’s last call in the Scriptures. This invitation is a window into the heart of God and a word of witness, welcome, and warning to man. Please note…
I. The Insight Of God’s Invitation.
It reveals…
A. God’s love for us, John 3:16. He wants us to come to Him.
B. God’s provision for us, Rom. 5:8. He had provided a way for us to come to Him.

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[19 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 1,414 views]

A truth’s initial commotion is directly proportional to how deeply the lie was believed. It wasn’t the world being round that agitated people, but that the world wasn’t flat. When a well-packed web of lies has been sold gradually to the masses over generations, the truth will seem utterly preposterous and its speaker a raving lunatic.