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[21 Jun 2010 | No Comment | 204 views]

by Charles R. Swindoll
1 John 1:5-7
You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is required. The stars neither require it nor demand it” (Annie Dillard).
A lot of things in life are like that, aren’t they?
A piano sits in a room, gathering dust. It is full of the music of the masters, but in order for such strains to flow from it, fingers must strike the keys . . . trained fingers, representing endless hours …

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[30 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 502 views]

There are many reasons we can justifiably put our confidence in the Bibles we hold and read today as the Word of God. One of them would be that Jesus and His disciples trusted the Hebrew Scriptures wholeheartedly and used them often.
The Old Testament Scriptures were affirmed by Jesus—who often quoted from them—as authoritative and inspired. Jesus appealed to Genesis 1:27 and 2:24 when teaching on the permanence of the marriage bond (Mark 10:6ff). He called David “inspired” (Mark 12:36) and declared that Scripture cannot be broken (Matthew 26:54; Luke …

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[21 Jan 2010 | One Comment | 991 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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[18 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 665 views]

Over the last several years, our church has been involved in a type of outreach termed, “Servant Evangelism”, where we endeavor to bless our communities with the love of Christ without asking anything in return. Often, churches are perceived as constantly having their hand out asking for things, and we want to turn that perception upside down. Jesus said the second-greatest commandment is that you love your neighbor as yourself… and that’s what we’re attempting to do.
One way of accomplishing this is by way of Care-Packs, which are small gift-bags …

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[21 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | 548 views]

It truly seems that God made some questions without any answers for their mate,
Yet men seek, and even invent, answers to questions which are never complete nor are succinct
Indeed, the angels must look on in wonderment at the portrayal of men’s versions that can never sate
“I have light,” says one man and wonders why his fellow mates continue to think his answer indistinct.
Life, as God designed, has those places where man is left speechless
And all the wonderings of the human mind are left adrift amid a fathomless sea.
Yes, there are …

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[30 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 484 views]

by Antoinette Wilson
Are you standing at “Wit’s End Corner”, Christian with troubled brow?
Are you thinking of what is before you, And all you are bearing now?
Does all the world seem against you, and you in the battle alone?
Remember at “Wit’s End Corner,” is just where God’s power is shown.
Are you standing at Wit’s End Corner,” Blind with wearying pain,
Feeling you can’t endure it. you cannot bear the strain?
Bruised, through the constant suffering, dizzy and dazed, and numb.
Remember at Wit’s End Corner” is where Jesus loves to come.
Are you standing at …

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[20 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 453 views]

Matthew 16:16-17
And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
Peter lived in a place of revelation in which the depth of who Jesus was unfolded for him in regularity. Through his relationship with the Christ, he learned more and more about this man who was much more than just the son of a Carpenter.
The …

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[18 Nov 2009 | No Comment | 451 views]

Last night on my way home, I noticed the sign in front of a church near my house.
It said “Do you pray or just worry on your knees”.
I jotted it down thinking it would be a great quote to use on the Prayer Connect.   However, the more I got to thinking about it, the more it spoke to me.   If we are really honest, how often are we guilty of getting down to pray and telling God how bad things are or how we don’t know how in …

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[17 Nov 2009 | One Comment | 492 views]
The Thrill Of The Climb

Now, I don’t want to brag, but there is very little I’m afraid of. Seriously. In fact, I would more accurately describe myself as “nearly fearless with a healthy tint of caution”. From bungee jumping to rock-climbing, anything that speeds and anything tall (the taller the better), I seek the thrill of flirting with danger. But I’m at least sensible about it! Well… usually.
I remember a canoeing trip some years back when some friends and I grew amazed at both the depth of the water we had just paddled into, …

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[13 Nov 2009 | One Comment | 321 views]

In the sanctity of the marriage relationship it would be absurd to live each day in a constant dare, regularly seeking how far one could go before the spouse will be pushed to divorce. It would be considered beyond despicable for one of the married partners to always be looking to see how much they can get away with before the relationship is too strained.
Yet, in daily spite of the God who loves them, many people do this very thing. They question, “will I go to hell if I (fill …