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Archive for January 2018

ESTHER: God Shouts in the Silence!

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018
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God is never mentioned in the book of Esther; but He is always at work in spite of and amidst the mess!

Ezra and Nehemiah: Uncomfortable Grace

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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God is totally and passionately willing to make us uncomfortable in order to build our faith.  Such was the case for the exiles returning to Judah and Jerusalem.  But alas, even the attention getter of judgment and exile has no remedy for a dead heart.  The Messiah and His Kingdom were absent; and the returning exiles, minus idolatry, can still not keep covenant with God.

Fainting vs Persevering

Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Assurance of salvation is about perseverance.  This is a major theme in the New Testament.  Who are the saved?  The saved are those who persevere.  But how does fainting intersect with persevering?  We all faint at times.  Does this mean I may or may not be saved?

When My Spirit Grows Faint Within Me…

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
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Psalm 142 -- David has been anointed as the next king of Israel.  Yet he is running for his life from King Saul.  When the blessings of God lead through paths of difficulty and trouble, it can make one spiritually faint.  How can we keep the spiritual blood flowing into our spiritual brain so we don't pass out?  Feeling faint does not equal failure.  God uses fainting to build humble faith and strength!


WHY CHRISTMAS? Why Did Jesus Come? pt 4

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Jesus came to earth FOR US.  He came to live for us.  He came to die for us.  He came to free us!  Do you want to be free?  What does that mean?

WHY CHRISTMAS? Why Did Jesus Come? pt 3

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018
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Jesus came, not just for the world, but for God!  And He spoke of this reason many times, and He reveals much about the character and nature of God in what He said, as well as what He did and does!  Knowing these things about God, revealed by Jesus, challenges us to the core and calls us to draw near!

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