Overcoming Doubt

Our story deals with a great man of God who had doubts. What he did with those doubts is what is important for us today. John the Baptist, Luke 3:15-17; Matthew 3:10 Doubt brings discouragement; Doubt brings depression; Doubt brings a loss of direction; Doubt brings the loss of devotion. Lessons from this story that […]

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When Hope Dies

Why not? If we choose to see obstacles, this will stifle our movement forward; if we choose to see opportunities, and seize them, this will activate the Gospel of optimism. But what happens when hope dies? The Setting, Luke 7:11-12 Two crowds…what happens when they meet? Those who were following Jesus, heading toward the city; […]

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There’s More to Your Name

God has a plan… I want to have a people [nation] to call my own to reach all people, Genesis 12:2-3. God begins a new nation… He changes names: Abram (exalted father) to Abraham (father of many nations), Sarai (my princess) to Sarah (princess of multitudes). Names don’t tell us all we need to know […]

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There’s More To Your Story

What is wrapped around you that you are dragging along? God’s promises are bigger and better than my circumstance! God says to Abram, “Don’t be afraid,” Genesis 15:1. What does he fear? The promise not coming true. What do you fear? Are you walking in Abram’s shoes? God says, “I am your shield…your reward…I am […]

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Living Right Side Up – Luke 6:36-42

Jesus wants us to learn how to judge correctly. Luke 6:36, Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. If we are to judge correctly, we need to learn from the best…God. V.37, Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will […]

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Living Right Side Up June 4th

Our attitude toward our circumstances: Reliance on the resources of God; Passion for God’s Word, receiving its nourishment and encouragement; Honoring God with the attitudes of our mind and the actions of our hearts. Our attitude toward others, our command…to love, Luke 6:27-30: The people knew the Word, Leviticus 19:18; The teachers emphasized their people, […]

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Living Right Side Up

Our Lord doesn’t want us to be comfortable or feel normal living in an upside-down world. That life is destructive to the abundant life that our Lord has given us, and it makes us ineffective in following Christ. To be a disciple of Christ, we need to live right side up in an upside-down world. […]

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