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Evangelism: A Cheap Salvation (A.W. Tozer)

But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness and handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. ~II Corinthians 4:2 … Continue reading

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Seek Peace

Are you seeking guidance from the Lord for anything? It could be the direction for a vacation, a job opportunity, a relationship, purchasing a home. Whatever it is, always seek PEACE! Allow that peace to settle your decision.

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What Do You Do?

Look, we all know that “stuff” happens. We don’t like it and if given the opportunity, we would avoid it . . . but still, it happens. Okay, if that is true, we need to decided before those times come … Continue reading

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Practice Your Father’s Presence?

Have you ever read, “Practicing the Presence of God“? It is a wonderful book by Brother Lawrence. Brother Lawrence was originally known as Nicholas (I like that name) Herman who was born in Lorraine, France. When he was a young … Continue reading

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Further Thoughts on an Amazing Psalm

Let those who fear you turn to me,     so that they may know your decrees. May my heart be blameless (not sinless!) in your statutes,     so that I may not be put to shame. (Psalm 119:78-80)

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Our Lord Is RISEN!

Easter time is here! Yahoo! Yippee! I probably don’t need to say this, but I will anyway . . . Easter is NOT about the bunny; the baskets; or the candy! I know, I know. You already know that. But … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned (part three)

Tell me, how do you want to be seen by others? Seriously.  Have you ever thought about how you are perceived by the people you meet? I have been thinking about those kinds of things, and it occurred to me … Continue reading

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Regarding our “Focus”

Like many of you, I wear glasses. For me, it is because I can’t read anything without them! I don’t have a problem seeing the street signs while I am driving, but boy, if I look at my phone to … Continue reading

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A Message of Encouragement

Each time I prepare these messages, one of my constant prayers is, “Father, if someone is struggling with the “affairs of life,” how do I bring hope and comfort to them?” I am thinking about People who want to live … Continue reading

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What Has Happened?

What has happened to the Christian message? Most of the teachings we hear these days seem to only focus on comfort and assurance. There is nothing challenging. No messages that teach us to “crucify” ourselves. Instead, they teach you to … Continue reading

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