Christian Life

The Presence of the Holy Spirit

“And she said, The Philistines be upon thee, Samson.  And he awoke out of his sleep, and said, I will go out as at other times before, and shake myself.  And he wist not that the LORD was departed from him.” Judges 16:20 This is probably one of the saddest verses in the Bible.  Samson was a […]

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The Beauty of Holiness

“Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name: bring an offering, and come before him: worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”  1 Chronicles 16:29 A fresh covering of snow, the purple cast of a mountain view, the observing of the northern lights, the pinkish hue of an evening sky, and the […]

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I Love You

“For God so loved…” John 3:16 I love you!  These are three words that every individual longs to hear.  No matter your personality or prowess, we all have been created with an innate desire to be loved.    Depression, frustration, and many hurts in life are a result of not feeling loved.  There is no greater gift […]

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Life!

Confusion and Inconsistency surround our society’s principles on life.  We weep, and rightfully so, over the lives of children murdered in the massacre in Connecticut.  We stand appalled at an individual who could take innocent lives in a movie theater in Colorado.   We build memorials in New York City, Pennsylvania, and Washington DC to commemorate […]

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Our Best

Outside of our detailed practical and numerical goals as a church, we have set a course this year that everything we do would be sifted through the two ideals of worshiping God and reaching people.  I believe the expectations of the believer and the local Church can be boiled down to these to directives. A true worshipper of […]

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It’s Still Okay to Say “Merry Christmas!”

Christmas Eve is only rivaled by black Friday as the busiest shopping day of the year.  Many of us will be out tomorrow scurrying about frantically trying to finish up our Christmas shopping lists.   While you are shopping, don’t forget to say Merry Christmas.  Even if they greet you with “Happy Holidays” respond back with […]

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Fear of Surrender

1 John 4:18  “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.” In our times of prayer, we will yield ourselves only so much to God, because of the fear of what He will bring into our lives when […]

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Measuring Prosperity

2 Chronicles 31:21 “And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.” Much of our life is spent striving to be prosperous.  We go to college. We search […]

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Sustaining Revival

2 Timothy 3:14a “But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of…” Although revival times can be physically exhausting, they are spiritually refreshing.  It was invigorating this past week to see 10 people saved, and full altars with many decisions for Christ being made.  The clear and powerful sermons […]

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