This Is No Ordinary Sunday!

They are done. Both parties have completed their conventions and affirmed their candidates, and in the process, they’ve attacked the opposing candidates. It’s amazing how critical we can be if we have differing political views, or even perspectives on life. I am grateful that I serve One who seeks the...

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Are You In The Zone?

There’s a popular phrase used mostly in sports and business. It’s called being in ‘the zone.’ The zone refers to that state when everything is clicking and you’re doing everything right; you can’t miss a shot, you anticipate the opposition, or you have a quick answer for every question. Anyone...

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Can You Verify Your Identity?

We all have expectations, whether it’s looking forward to church on Sunday, a new relationship or job, or even a new school year. Expectation is the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence; anticipation of a particular result based on our involvement. Have you thought of what our...

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The Declaration of Dependence

The day was Thursday, the 4th of July, the year was 1776. Fifty-six members of the Continental Congress signed a document that would declare independence from England. These men understood that their commitment to this Declaration of Independence could cost them everything they had. But they believed it would be...

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Refresh & Enlighten!

I led two Bible studies for our men this week and both concluded with a call to partner with Jesus and follow the example He has provided. The Apostle Paul went one step further, when he said…follow my example as I follow the example of Christ, 1 Corinthians 11:1. I’ve...

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Celebrate Father’s Day with Us!

On July 19, 1910, the governor of the state of Washington proclaimed the nation’s first ‘Father’s Day.’ It wasn’t until 1972 though, that President Richard Nixon signed a proclamation making Father’s Day a federal holiday. It has taken longer for Father’s Day to catch on than Mother’s Day. One historian...

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You’re Invited!

It’s amazing what takes place when we ask Jesus into our lives, the New Covenant relationship put into motion. Jesus exchanges His robe of righteousness for our robe of sinfulness, His strength and power for our weaknesses, and His resources for the challenges we face. Sunday I will share more...

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Can You Say No?

I remember when I finally got it; when I was finally able to say no to a temptation that I had constantly given in to. Even when I knew it was wrong, and knew I would face the temptation again, I thought I had the ability to “just say no.”...

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