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Keep Unity

“May the Lord lead your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s patience.” 2 Thessalonians 3:5 “All people will know that you are My followers if you love each other.” John 13:35 Think about it, could unity be the key to reaching the world for Christ? If unity is the key to evangelism, shouldn’t it be […]

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How Long?

“Our days on earth are like a shadow.” 1 Chron. 29:15 The God who lives forever has placed Himself at the head of a band of pilgrims who continually ask “how long?”. “How long O Lord? How long?” Ps. 89:46 We ask, “How long must I endure this sickness?” “How long must I endure this […]

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Straight Lines of Grace

In the book of Acts, there is a story about a guy named John Mark. Maybe you can relate. John Mark had gone with Paul and Barnabas on a mission trip. When things got tough, he chickened out and went back home. Around comes another trip and John Mark is excited to go again but […]

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Being Missionaries

This past Sunday at church was GREAT!!! Baptisms showed new spiritual life. Graduates were honored and “sent” to the next phase of life and service to Christ. Then Pastor shared his heart with us on reaching another generation, re-launching our church, and being missionaries to Willow Spring‚Äč. It was an encouraging and challenging day in […]

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“Who’s in charge of this road trip”

“Continue praying, keeping alert, and always thanking God.” Col. 4:2 Can you imagine taking a family road trip and doing everything your kids wanted, giving them everything they asked? First, it would take forever to get to where you were going, and secondly imagine the bloated bellies in the back seat. Can you imagine if […]

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Be Bold

I recently ran into an old friend at a conference I attended in Orlando several weeks ago. We haven’t seen each other in 15 years. We reminisced about old times, talked about our families, and caught each other up on our jobs. We both laughed about how “unready” we were for working at churches when […]

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Prayers are Honored

“The Lord sees the good people and listens to their prayers.” 1 Peter 3:12 We live in a very loud world. To get someone’s attention is no easy task. He or she has to be willing to set everything aside to listen, turn down the music, turn away from the monitor, turn the corner on […]

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Thy Will be Done

CS Lewis wrote, “There are only two kinds of people: those who say to God, “Thy will be done,” and those to whom God says, “All right, then, have it your way”. If you are like me, you often say to God “Thy will be done”. It has taken me years to get this right, […]

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The Master Plan

“They put Him to death by nailing Him to a cross. But this was God’s plan which He had made long ago.” Acts 2:23 The cross was no accident. Jesus’ death was not the result of a panicking heavenly Being who didn’t know what to do with a rebellious mankind. The cross didn’t surprise heaven. […]