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Perspective…

What more do we really need to say. This time of year is seen as one full of blessings. Focused on the birth of Jesus, our Savior, the one and only way. I know that blessings flow through my life and my home. Sadly, many blessings are missed by people who either do not look for them, or, when a blessing is given is not recognized because it is not how they wanted to be blessed, or is not significant enoough in their eyes to be called a blessing. Since recommitting my life to jesus back in 2000, I have been...

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Pride & Conflict

Proverbs 13:10 Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice. How much does your anger have to do with your pride? Probably more than you might think. Scripture warns us about pride all over the place. Proverbs tells us much about pride; none of it good. Pride comes before the fall, A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them, Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor, and Ecclesiastes says, “The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and...

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Matthew 5:11-12 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you. Have you ever had a bad day? A day when not only things go wrong, but as they go wrong people are yelling at you, calling you names, and if they are not yelling at you and calling you names, you know they WANT yelling at you and calling you names. I’ve had...

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TRADITION: (or not tradition, thatis the question)

Mark 7:8,12-13 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men…then you no longer let him do anything for his father or his mother, making the word of God of no effect through your tradition which you have handed down. And many such things you do.” Yesterday I began a sermon series on the understanding of Christmas. The idea is to focus for the next three weeks, with an Advent sort of feel, on two things: The true Spirit of Christmas and secondly, the true story of Christmas and its impact on the world. In the...

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In an Upside-Down Economy…The More Things Stay the Same

Galatians 3:3 Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? I find it hard sometimes to explain how God is working in my life. At many points I have to share that I’m afraid to share. I think there is a stigma, or some basic understanding that comes with the phrase, “God is really working in my life” that leads most people to believe, especially new believers, that GOOD things are happening! That spiritually, exciting growth is occurring in your life, or that some sort of wonderful, powerful revelation has been provided...

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