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“That Cross Was For Me”

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Rembrandt, one of the most famous artists to ever live, painted a picture of Christ being raised on the cross. In the darkness of the picture you can almost feel the agony on Jesus’ face as the cross is lifted and the nails in His hands hold his body weight. As you peer into the dark picture, you can...

The Blessing of Loneliness

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Sometimes God calls us to take steps we’d rather not. Sometime He moves our stiff legs to bend in the exact way He desires, and we would otherwise despise. The bending hurts. The new foot placement is uncomfortable. The straining position between where He wants me to go and where I want to be causes an anxiousness that at moments...

Learning to Trust God to Keep His Word

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There is a storm that envelops all storms  No matter the crisis we find ourselves in, God has His eyes on us. He has wrath toward us because of our own disobedience and sin. Yet, he is also compassionate and our hope. He will uphold His grace and mercy as He upholds his justice and wrath. I've been studying what it...

How Can I Win the Battle Against Anxiety? Interview with Caris Snider

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https://youtu.be/mStaZzU-zWo In this video, Caris Snider and I talk about anxiety and the importance of addressing it biblically. We both serve in the church yet still have to rely on the power of Jesus Christ for our everyday peace! For a copy of her book, check out "Anxiety Elephants: 31 Day Devotional on Stomping them Out."

Remembering Reverend Billy Graham

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Someday you will read or hear that Billy Graham is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it. I shall be more alive than I am now. I will just have changed my address. I will have gone into the presence of God. ~Billy Graham I can remember sitting in the far back bleachers of the St. Louis arena watching Billy...

The Essential Elements of Christian Corporate Worship

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Within the Body of Christ, worship is more than musical songs of great arrangement or harmonious melody. Worship is the underlying effort of all the saints gathering together to praise God through song, proclamation, fellowship and giving. In the book, Worship and Entertainment, A.W. Tozer states that worship is to be the perfect mixture of admiration, fascination resulting in...

Process for Writing a Post

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One of the ways I am trying to avoid silly mistakes is by making sure each post goes through an assembly line process. This ensures that there are several checkpoints where small mistakes can be spotted and fixed. When I write a post, I try to follow these steps: Write. No matter how messy it is, I just try to...

“Will they see Jesus in my heart?”

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 Kayla was only five. She had been through more than the average five year-old. As a baby she as diagnosed with leukemia and many other diseases in her little body. Kayla’s usual playground was a doctor’s office. Whenever her parents said that it was time to go, she was quite familiar with what to do. One time, on the way...

Let There Be Light: Living My Story in the Light of My Savior [sermon 3/4]

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Sermon Notes: For the last few week’s we’ve been in a series of sermons called, “Let There Be Light.” Our primary focus has been to understand what it means that Jesus is the light of life that has come into the world. What does that mean? If Christ is the light, then shouldn’t Christians be little lamps or reflection points...

The Cross and the Eyes of Love

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I once heard a pastor tell this story: There was a priest that lived in the 1700’s. One Sunday morning he got in front of the church and said, “Tonight I am going to preach a sermon without using any words.” The people in the congregation thought, ‘A sermon with no word, those must be the best kind, we will...

Write What You Read

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I’ve been reading more than usual lately. This is most likely because my current sermon series is demanding a lot more of my time in the books. I’ve also read from a few other guys who talk about the importance of reading – such as C.J. Mahaney, Mark Driscoll and Michael Hyatt (to name a few). All this has...