The Five-fold Blessing

We should pray daily for our Pastor and church leadership. Ideally, we should be praying for all leadership, for Daniel 2:21 states, “And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:” (KJV, Tyndale 1987). When we…

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Christ’s Influence

Jesus influenced everyone around Him in one way or another. The multitudes thronged Him for His mighty works, and the protectors of the Law crucified Him for pointing out their shortcomings. One constant remained throughout Jesus’ ministry: love. His compassion for people was birthed long before He spoke the world into existence. In the beginning…

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Lively Stones

In the temptation in the wilderness, Jesus faced a pile of rocks and a grudgeful adversary. Satan snarled, “If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread” (Matthew 4:3, KJV, Tyndale, 1987). Jesus had spent forty days praying in isolation and fasting. This miracle would have satisfied the growling of…

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The Importance of Outreach

Outreach is the mission and identity of the Church. Jesus came “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10, KJV, Tyndale 1987). Likewise, as Followers of Christ, we have been given the ministry of reconciliation (2 Corinthians 5:18). This is the ministry of restoration to favor. Through Jesus’ sacrifice, the penalty of…

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faith works

  the final four verses of Romans chapter 9 read, “What shall we say then? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness, have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith. But Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore? Because they sought it…

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killer or lover

 i have heard it said that some individuals would not serve the God of the Bible due to His harsh judgments depicted and carried out in scripture. i want to refute such claims and explore the attributes of God, the inference of humanity’s viewpoints, and the true heartbeat of the benevolent Creator. hopefully, through reading…

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the elder brother

the story of the prodigal son found in Luke chapter 15 is one of the most recognizable parables of Jesus. people who have spent any amount of time away from a church building and then return automatically identify with the prodigal. maybe you place with the Father if you have a child that has disregarded…

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to be reconciled

 a quick google search for the definition of the word reconcile brings the meaning as “to restore friendly relations between” and “make (one account) consistent with another, especially by allowing for transactions begun but not yet completed.” the Latin root translated for this word is “to bring back together.” the fall of man introduced sin,…

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experience the cohesion

each church needs a balance of experience and age groups to reach its highest potential. if your members are growing older and there is no influx of the next generation, the church will die off. morbid, i know. maybe you find that your church is on the other end of the age spectrum. this type…

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