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God Is Attentive to The Prayers of His People

February 25, 2020
Bible Reference: 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 Translation: The Message (MSG) Bible Text: If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling th...

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Teach Me Your Ways, Oh Lord

February 21, 2020
Bible Reference: Psalm 86:11-12 Translation: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) Bible Text: 11 Lord, teach me your ways,     and I will live and obey your truths. Help me make worshiping your name     the most important thi...

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We Are Worth Dying For!

February 19, 2020
Bible Reference: Acts 20:28 Translation:  Amplified Bible (AMP) Bible Text: 28 Take care and be on guard for yourselves and for the whole flock over which the Holy Spirit has appointed you as overseers, to shepherd (tend, feed, guide) the chur...

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The Lord Has Chosen You To…

February 18, 2020
Bible Reference: 1 Chronicles 28:9-10 Translation: The Amplified Version (AMP) Bible Text: “As for you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father [have personal knowledge of Him, be acquainted with, and understand Him; appreciate, heed, and cherish H...

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Make Room For God

February 17, 2020
Bible Reference: Jeremiah 4:1-3 Translation: The Contemporary English Version (CEV) Bible Text: The Lord said: Israel, if you really want to come back to me, get rid of those disgusting idols.     2 Make promises only in my name, and...

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What If God's Message Hinders our Livelihood?

February 16, 2020
Bible Reference: Acts 19:25-27 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 25–26 Demetrius called a meeting of his employees, along with all the various tradespeople of Ephesus, and said, “You know that our prosperous livelihood is bei...

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Colossians 3:12a - "Chosen, Holy, Beloved, Forgiven"

February 16, 2020
What would you think of a soldier that refused to put on his uniform each morning?  Suppose you asked this person why he didn’t suit up?  What if he said, “Look, I’m a soldier no matter what I wear.  I took the oath, went to boot camp and they ...

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It's Scary – An Untamed Tongue

February 13, 2020
Bible Reference: James 3:7-12 Translation: The Message (MSG) Bible Text: 7–10 This is scary: You can tame a tiger, but you can’t tame a tongue—it’s never been done. The tongue runs wild, a wanton killer. With our tongues we bless God ...

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Encouragement For God's Ministers

February 12, 2020
Bible Reference: Acts 18:8-11 Translation: The Message (MSG) Bible Text: 8-11 In the course of listening to Paul, a great many Corinthians believed and were baptized. One night the Master spoke to Paul in a dream: “Keep it up, and don’t let anyon...

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Be Strong, Courageous, Fearless and Enthusiastic!

February 11, 2020
    Bible Reference: 1 Chronicles 22:12-13 Translation: Living Bible (TLB) Bible Text: 12 And may the Lord give you the good judgment to follow all his laws when he makes you king of Israel. 13 For if you carefully obey the rule...

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Fed Up With Disregard for Jesus – Sin

February 08, 2020
February 8, 2020     Saturday, 2020-02-08 Bible Reference: Acts 17:15-16 Translation: New Century Version (NCV) Bible Text: 15 The people leading Paul went with him to Athens. Then they carried a message from Paul back to Silas and Timothy f...

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Who Am I Lord?

February 07, 2020
  Bible Reference: 1 Chronicles 17:16-19 Translation: New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Text: 16 Then King David went ins and sat before the Lord and prayed, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my family, that you have brought me this far?&...

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Revive Us Again Oh Lord

February 06, 2020
    Bible Reference: Psalm 85:4-7 Translation: New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Text: 4 Now restore us again, O God of our salvation.     Put aside your anger against us once more. 5 Will you be angry with us ...

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By Grace We Are Saved

February 05, 2020
        Bible Reference: Acts 15:8-11 Translation: Easy-to-Read Version (ERV) Bible Text: 8 God knows everyone, even their thoughts, and he accepted these non-Jewish people. He showed this to us by giving them the Holy Spirit ...

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When You Reject the Message of Eternal Life

February 04, 2020
    Bible Reference: Acts 13:46 Translation: New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Text: Then Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly and declared, “It was necessary that we first preach the word of God to you Jews. But since you have rejected i...

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How Strong is Your Faith?

February 03, 2020
      Bible Reference: Acts 12:15-16 Translation: The Message (MSG) Bible Text: 15-16 But they wouldn’t believe her, dismissing her, dismissing her report. “You’re crazy,” they said. She stuck by her sto...

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Colossians 3:1-9a - "Put on the New Life!"

February 02, 2020
Intro: Children love to dress up!  You see them everywhere: in the grocery store or on the playground, even in church sometimes, dressed in a Princess costume or a Super Hero’s cape.  It’s a lot of fun for them, but I’ve noticed something more.  T...

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Our Mission, Our Passion

January 31, 2020
      Bible Reference: Acts 26:18 Translation: The Voice (Voice) Bible Text: 18 It will be your mission to open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the kingdom of Satan to the kingdom of God. Thi...

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Confident In Prayer

January 30, 2020
    Bible Reference: Psalm 17:3-6 Translation: New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Text: 3 You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night.     You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong.  &nb...

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Fix Your Thoughts on…

January 28, 2020
    Bible Reference: Philippians 4:8 Translation: The Living Bible (TLB) Bible Text: Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about a...

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The Reason I Live

January 23, 2020
      Bible Reference: Philippians 1:20-24 Translation: The Living Bible (TLB) Bible Text: 20 For I live in eager expectation and hope that I will never do anything that will cause me to be ashamed of myself but that I will always b...

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An Earth-Shaking Experience

January 17, 2020
    Bible Reference: Acts 4:31-35 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 31 At that moment the earth shook beneath them, causing the building they were in to tremble.[s] Each one of them was filled with the Holy Spiri...

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Colossians 1:15-20 - "The Preeminence of Christ"

January 15, 2020
Intro: “How shall we then live?”  Who gets to say what the Bible means in terms of Christian living?  How do we know that our understanding of the Bible is the right understanding of the Bible?  What is our philosophy of life, as Christians?  The S...

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Colossians 2:16-23 - "Believer, Beware!"

January 05, 2020
Intro: “Syncretism.”  It’s a big word you may not be familiar with.  Syncretism is “the amalgamation or attempted amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.”  Syncretism occurs when well-meaning Christians ad...

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Be Still, Listen and Obey!

January 03, 2020
    Bible Reference: Psalm 46:9-11 Translation: The Message (MSG) Bible Text:  “Step out of the traffic! Take a long, loving look at me, your High God, above politics, above everything.” Jacob-wrestling God fights for us, GOD-of-An...

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Go and Tell

December 30, 2019
    Bible Reference: Acts 5:17-21 Translation: GOD’S WORD Translation (GW) Bible Text: 17 The chief priest and the whole party of the Sadducees who were with him were extremely jealous. So they took action 18 by arresting ...

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Colossians 2:11-15 - "The Believer's Resources in Christ"

December 29, 2019
Intro: Does it ever seem to you that you are under relentless attack by a fallen world?  Filth on your TV screen; violence in the headlines; temptation from the most innocent and unexpected sources.  Do you find that you have an enemy on the inside straining to cooperat...

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Giving In Response to God's Instructions

December 27, 2019
    Bible Reference: Acts 5:3 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 3 God revealed their secret to Peter,[b] so he said to him, “Ananias, why did you let Satan fill your heart and make you think you could lie t...

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Who's Responsible?

December 23, 2019
    Bible Reference: Acts 4:8-12 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 8 Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, answered, “Respected elders and leaders of the people, listen. 9 Are we being put on trial today...

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Decisions Based on God’s Will

December 17, 2019
    Bible Reference: Acts 1:23–25 Translation: Good News Bible (GNB) Bible Text: So they proposed two men: Joseph, who was called Barsabbas (also known as Justus), and Matthias. Then they prayed, “Lord, you know the thoughts of eve...

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Isaiah 35:8-10 - "The Royal Road to Heaven"

December 15, 2019
Intro: Do thoughts of what might happen in the future concern you?  Do you wonder where all the chaos we witness in our day will end?  Are you uneasy because you fear you may outlive the funds you’ve set aside for retirement?  Honestly, it is probably true th...

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Actions That Are Dependent On Obedience to God

December 13, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 21:4–6 Translation: Good News Translation (GNT) Bible Text: As the sun was rising, Jesus stood at the water’s edge, but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Then he asked them, “Young m...

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Our Mission

December 11, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 20:21-23 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 21 Jesus repeated his greeting, “Peace to you!” And he told them, “Just as the Father has sent me, I’m now se...

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Isaiah 11:1-10 - "Christ in His Two Advents"

December 09, 2019
Intro: Do you ever get sick of who you are?  Do you ever wish that you could be changed into someone else?  Someone with whiter teeth?  Someone with more hair?  Someone with less girth?  More seriously, someone with a cleaner conscience?  Someone wit...

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Because of Our Personal Faithfulness, God will….

December 09, 2019
    Bible Reference: 1 Kings 15:1-5 Translation: New Century Version (NCV) Bible Text: Abijam became king of Judah during the eighteenth year Jeroboam son of Nebat was king of Israel. 2 Abijam ruled in Jerusalem for three years. His ...

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What’s Your Sign

December 06, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 19:17-20 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 17 Jesus carried his own cross out of the city to the place called “The Skull,” which in Aramaic is Golgotha. 18 And there the...

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When We Choose Who We Will Hurt

December 04, 2019
  Bible Reference: John 18:38-40 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 38 ……… As silence filled the room, Pilate went back out to where the Jewish leaders were waiting and said to them, “He’s not ...

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Aren’t You One of Them?

December 03, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 18:25-27 Translation: Living Bible (TLB) Bible Text: 25 Meanwhile, as Simon Peter was standing by the fire, he was asked again, “Aren’t you one of his disciples?” “Of course not,” h...

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In Jesus’ Name

November 29, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 16:23-24 Translation: The Voice (VOICE) Bible Text: 23 ….. I tell you the truth, anything you ask of the Father in My name, He will give to you. 24 Until this moment, you have not sought aft...

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Lord You Are …..

November 27, 2019
    Bible Reference: Psalm 18:25-30 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text:  25 Lord, it is clear to me now that how we live will dictate how you deal with us.[j] Good people will taste your goodness, Lord. And to tho...

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The Reason Why

November 26, 2019
      Bible Reference: John 15:18-19 Translation: The Message (MSG) Bible Text: 18-19 “If you find the godless world is hating you, remember it got its start hating me. If you lived on the world’s terms, the world would ...

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Colossians 2:6-10 - "Anchored, Advised & Adequate in Christ"

November 24, 2019
Intro: “Eternal vigilance is the cost of freedom.”  “Democracy dies in darkness.”  “Trust, but verify.”  “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” “Facts are stubborn things!”  Slogans; human...

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Fruit and More Fruit

November 23, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 15:1-2 Translation: Amplified Bible (AMP) Bible Text: I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser. 2 Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, take...

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Our Lives Reflect What We Ask God For

November 22, 2019
    Bible Reference: 1 Kings 2:4-5 Translation: New International Version (NIV) Bible Text: 4 The king went to Gibeon to offer sacrifices, for that was the most important high place, and Solomon offered a thousand burnt offering...

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A Love Test

November 21, 2019
      Bible Reference: John 14:15 Translation: Amplified Bible (AMP) Bible Text: 15 “If you [really] love Me, you will keep and obey My commandments. OBSERVATION: Ever heard a parent say to a young ch...

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Consequences for Criticizing God’s Servant

November 20, 2019
    Bible Reference: Numbers 12:5-10 Translation: The New Living Translation (NLT) Bible Text:  5 …the Lord descended in the pillar of cloud and stood at the entrance of the Tabernacle. “Aaron and Miriam!” he calle...

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An Imitation of the One You Adore

November 19, 2019
      Bible Reference: John 13:34-35 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 34 “So I give you now a new commandment: Love each other just as much as I have loved you. 35 For when you demonstrate ...

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Is It I? or Is It You?

November 18, 2019
      Bible Reference: John 13:18-21 Translation: The Passion Translation (TPT) Bible Text: 18 “I don’t refer to all of you when I tell you these things, for I know the ones I’ve chosen—to fulfill the Scriptu...

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Colossians 1:24-2:5 - "Christ in You, the Hope of Glory"

November 17, 2019
Intro: If you could interview the Apostle Paul and ask him only one question, what would it be?  A good question to ask might be, “Paul, what was your greatest struggle?”  Would he say, “Shipwreck?”  Probably not.  Maybe, “Beating...

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Washing Ourselves Daily of The Effects of This World

November 16, 2019
    Bible Reference: John 13:6-8 Translation: The Voice (VOICE) Bible Text: Simon Peter (as Jesus approaches): 6 Lord, are You going to wash my feet? Jesus: 7 Peter, you don’t realize what I am doing, but you will u...

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