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Hold on a Second

“However it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2: 9 and 10). Read it again, take a minute and soak it in. I want you to think about something for me. These two verses make a really big claim, a promise, that if you are not looking and thinking about you will miss.  It …

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What Do You Want to Pay?

I saw one of those cute little tea towels for sale online. It had Psalm 107: 1 monogrammed on it.  Then I noticed the price tag hanging from it.  $16.50. Wow, one tea towel almost $20.00.  For that price, I wouldn’t want to use it.  I’d just let it hang in my kitchen as a wall decoration. Psalm 107: 1 says “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.”  What does that cost really?  Can we afford God’s goodness and love?  Do we deserve it?  Truth is His goodness and love are free gifts.  If …

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Life Changing Events

  Life Changing Events         We’ve had a few life changing events in our life. The birth of children and the passing of parents are at the top of the list. Nothing compares to this most recent event. The illness of a spouse, however short in length it may be, tops all. It changes a couple. Suddenly those things that were important become a narrowed list. Oh beloved. God wants you to know this morning that even in the midst of your life changing events He is with you. He never changes. He never leaves you. You …

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Seek the Lord Together

  A 6-Day Look at a Desperate Dilemma From 2 Chronicles 20 Overview passage:  2 Chronicles 20:1-30 Today’s Study:  2 Chronicles 20:3, 4, 13, 18 “The people of Judah came together to seek help from the Lord, indeed they came from every town in Judah to seek Him…. All the men of Judah, with their wives and children and little ones, stood there before the Lord.…all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord.” Churches all over our nation opened their doors on the evening of September 11, 2001 as millions of people came together …

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Focus on Who Your God Is

A 6-Day Look at a Desperate Dilemma From 2 Chronicles 20 Overview passage:  2 Chronicles 20:1-30 Today’s study:  2 Chronicles 20:5-12 “Then Jehoshaphat stood up in the assembly of Judah and Jerusalem at the temple of the Lord in the front of the new courtyard and said, ‘O Lord, God of our fathers, are You not the God who is in heaven?  You rule over all the kingdoms of the nations.  Power and might are in Your hand and no one can withstand You.  O our God, did You not drive out the inhabitants of this land before Your people …

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Look for the Escape

There have been many times in life where temptations have seemed impossible to overcome. As I watch my children playing it is evident that they face the same struggles. Today, it is the challenge to stay focused and clean rather than sit and play. I know that their tomorrows will bring temptations, temptations that will carry greater consequences then a simple scolding from their mother. If it were not for God’s promises, promises He has proven true in my life many times, I would be fearful for my children. 1 Corinthians 10:13 speaks of God’s faithfulness. Though we face temptations …