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One Wrong Slip and You Are Sunk!

Do you not know, brothers and sisters—for I am speaking to those who know the law—that the law has authority over someone only as long as that person lives? (Romans 7:1 NIV) The law by the design of God has … Continue reading

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I Doubt It

I remember a conversation I had with my wife and admittedly I was not giving her the attention she was looking for. The conversation went something like this. Becky said, “Honey, are the kids coming over for dinner tonight at … Continue reading

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Being Anxious In The Kingdom

  Webster’s Dictionary defines the word “anxious” as: to worry, to be afraid or nervous especially about what may happen. Characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or fear about some contingency. Anxiousness is driven by what “may happen”, which produces … Continue reading

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The Cycles (Part Eight)

The Cycles (Part Eight) “Nine” Part Series THE REST CYCLE AT WORK The following are some scenarios showing the “Rest Cycle” in action. John has been a diligent and hard worker. He is anticipating a promotion and a raise at … Continue reading

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The Cycles (Part Seven)

The Cycles (Part Seven) “Nine” Part Series LET’S MEET THE CHARACTERS God’s character and the gift of His salvation absolutely contradict and obliterate everything in the shame message that says you are defective, unworthy, unloved, or unaccepted. Instead of the … Continue reading

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The Cycles (Part Five)

The Cycles (Part Five) “Nine” Part Series THE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR Once you begin to produce “positive behaviors,” the Try-Hard cycle has begun and it will wreak havoc. You might have decided to try harder because, after an enjoyable weekend with … Continue reading

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Why Is Joy Pushed Aside?

Every time she begins to laugh in church she places her hand over her mouth and contains herself. Week after week I noticed she would experience God and once again she would contain herself from laughing. I am a good … Continue reading

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Not About “Should” and “Ought Too”

Just the other day I was having a relaxed time sipping on my favorite caffeine drink at a local coffeehouse. A new friend named Jamie came up to me, sat down and started declaring that he hated sin. He reminded … Continue reading

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God Is Not Into Priorities

God is not into priorities.  Quite a shocking statement isn’t it? When I sat down to do some pre-marital counseling with Heather and Derrick I ask them what they wanted God to do in the midst of their marriage? Derrick … Continue reading

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Spiritual Bankruptcy

Have you ever been heartbroken and relieved at the same time? Robert and Melinda were sadly at the end of their financial rope. The two of them had thrown all of their desires and effort into their dream restaurant. They … Continue reading

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