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[30 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 413 views]

Acts 27:41
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
If we were to associate the “two seas” as both being negative, creating a place of shipwreck where they meet, we could then present some strong evidence for conflicts…
– Ignorance and Error (when ignorance of the Truth meets someone teaching false doctrine, you have a shipwreck)

Rom. 10:3 For they being ignorant of God’s righteousness, and …

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[19 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 1,439 views]

Acts 27:41
41 And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves.
Paul was in the middle of a terrifying journey by sea… On his way to trial with Caesar, storms begin churning that cast doubt on whether the ship and it’s riders will survive. At the height of the storm’s fury, the ship falls into that inevitable place that presents itself when two conflicting forces come …

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[7 Jul 2010 | No Comment | 352 views]

It was just an ordinary day. It was a day like any other day. It was incredibly, boringly normal. The sun came up on the eastern horizon and settled down in the west. The usual business was conducted, normal people went about their normal lives with no real notable events taking place. It was just another run-of-the-mill day. One single day in a monotonous week, buried in a normal month, hidden in a year full of such days. It was just another date on a calendar. It was probably a …

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[10 May 2010 | No Comment | 341 views]

In the Tabernacle of the Old Testament, there were two entrances of significance, the Gate and the Door.
The Gate to the outer court of the tabernacle was wide and short…
The Door to the Holy place was half as wide, and twice as tall.
Jesus called himself, “The Door”… interesting then, that the population of Israel could enter the outer court through the Gate, but only the priests… a select few… would enter in through the Door.
The closer you get to Him, the straighter your walk must become.
We will either enter in …

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[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 316 views]

Collatz conjecture is an unsolved conjecture in mathematics. It is named after Lothar Collatz, who first proposed it in 1937. The conjecture is also known as the 3n + 1 conjecture. In the Collatz conjecture, you take any natural number n. If n is even, halve it (n / 2), otherwise multiply it by 3 and add 1 to obtain 3n + 1. The conjecture is that for all numbers this process converges to 1.
For example, take the number 3. 3n + 1 would be 3×3+1=10. Because 10 is even, …

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[14 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | 533 views]

Only a couple of years ago a new dollar was released. The interesting thing about this, is that the inscription in God we trust seem to have been removed. Upon further inspection, it wasn’t actually removed, but just slipped to the edge of the coin. The argument was that there just wasn’t any room for it anymore, as other elements were deemed more important. After the days go by, and through the wearing of time and usage, what is the first to be worn away? You guessed it… the inscription …

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[12 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 226 views]

Nobody enjoys falling. Failing… and all the emotions that immediately rush the soul like a crashing wave. If given in to, they will suffocate every ounce of one’s hope and determination.
And what of those who watch us… who witness our calamity? Those who were trusting in us to make it over the finish line? Those whose immaturity rested in our strength? Will our fall strip them of their belief and hope? It can…
But when we rise, we give strength to those who follow.
Peter comes to mind.   “And the Lord …

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[5 Apr 2010 | No Comment | 263 views]

This article accounts a Columbian woman’s experience in a local Morgue. She had been determined dead from a heart attack, and taken to the morgue for embalming and preparation for burial. However, when the mortician began the procedure, the woman moved her arm. Though believed to be dead, she was very much still alive.
Could it be that we give up on the “unreachable” too soon? The backslider?
In Matthew 9:19-25, Jesus is called upon to come and heal Jairus’ daughter. His words when he entered the room where the dead girl …

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[12 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 575 views]

Genesis 37:31-35
Joseph’s brothers brought Jacob the bloody coat. Jacob accepted the false evidence presented. The Dreamer was dead.
Matthew 19:26
Jesus cast out the devil and many thought the boy was dead.
Too many give up on God’s plans for their life due to false evidence.
This year will be no different than last year. No victory. No healing. No favor.
Don’t believe the bloody coat. It’s not over!
(Seed by S. Andrus)

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[3 Feb 2010 | No Comment | 232 views]

Luke 15: 11-24
You can come home when…
I. You Realize Where You Are, vs. 13.
II. You Admit What You Have Found, vss. 13-17.
III. You Acknowledge How You Got There, vs. 18.
IV. You Are Sick and Tired Of Being Sick and Tired, vs. 18.