Calling The Curious

Before coming to Christ everyone has a spiritual need, though some have a greater awareness than others of the effects of sin in their lives. Sometimes the sense of need develops as we encounter difficult straits in our life— once-held morals fall, unhealthy appetites dominate us, our marriage falters, our family suffers, or our career sours. Guilt begins to choke us. Equilibrium, well-being, and…

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The attraction of Christ

CHRIST’S AUTHORITY AND POWER HAD A REAL AFFECT ON THOSE CLOSEST TO HIM (LUKE 4:38, 39) Jesus was invited to the home of his soon-to-be-disciple Simon Peter: “Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon’s mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to…

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Protected by Peace

Philippians 4:2-5 Women had played a prominent role in the founding of the churches in Philippi where Lydia, a seller of purple, became Paul’s first convert on European soil, and a young slave girl became the first to be delivered from an evil spirit (Acts 16:14–18). At present the little church in Philippi was graced by…

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The Need for Resolve

WHAT IS PAUL’S CONFESSION AND RESOLVE (Phil 3:12)? The mere statement of Paul’s overwhelming desire places the apostle in a stratosphere by himself. And we lesser mortals might imagine that Paul attained it over the amazing years of his epic life. What is Paul’s Confession? But Paul was quick to…

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Unlimited Resources in Christ

How does God want us to respond to problems? James 1:2-4 “Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking…

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Humility brings happiness

Humility brings happiness is one of the insights I got out of our passage (Philippians 2:5-9) this past Sunday. The Apostle Matthew reports that toward the end of Jesus’ ministry an ugly, competitive spirit developed among the apostles when James and John and their mother attempted to get Jesus to…

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Nothing like being worry free!

God is our help in trouble; if you worry, you are on your own. Don’t lie awake at nights worrying about how to succeed; just stay awake days. Worrying doesn’t give you anything but wrinkles; something else to worry about. A day of worry is more exhausting than a week…

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Boys need a mother!

Proverbs 23:25 “Let your father and mother be glad; let her who bore you rejoice.” This past Sunday we looked at “Boys Need a Mom” So what is it exactly that little boys learn from their mothers? 1) How to experience all emotions – Society has taught boys that it’s…

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