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New Homegroups Starting Up!

New Homegroups Starting Up! Let’s get into the Word during the week as well! We’re starting up homegroups so we can fellowship in a more intimate capacity, where we can really dive into the Scriptures and draw closer to the Lord! If you would like to offer up your home as a meeting place, or…

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A Cord of Friends

  The old gray donkey, Eeyore stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things. Sometimes he thought sadly to himself, “Why?” and sometimes he thought, “Well… one can’t complain. I have my friends, someone spoke to me only yesterday…

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Stay the Course

“Hear, my son, your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching; Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head and ornaments about your neck.” (See Proverbs 1:8-9) As a father, I read this first and think, “Right on, Bible! You tell those kids!” However, this is speaking to all the children of God, so that…

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What about global melting?

“Do not let kindness and truth leave you; Bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.” (See Proverbs 3:3-4) Truth. Well that’s a good thing to have since that was the only thing Jesus spoke. Kindness. A great thing also since Jesus displayed kindness…

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Pass the love… and ketchup

“By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.” (See 1 John 4:9) What’s love got to do, got to do with it? Well, 80s music fans, love has EVERYTHING to do with it. We usually won’t part with a couple…

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Cars, Dogs & Brass Rings

“Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth.” (See Colossians 3:1-2) Don’t worry about getting that new car. What will that gain you? Earthlings’ envy? Is…

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Don’t Worry When You Know Jesus

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (See John 14:27) Peace. Shalom as Jesus would have most likely said it,  means perfect peace and being able to maintain a cool head no matter…

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Take His Hand

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. (See Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT) We don’t know much. Let’s be honest about that, shall we? We only fully know and understand our immediate surroundings. We can…

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Simmer Down Now

Control your temper, for anger labels you a fool. (See Eccelesiastes 7:9) Wow. Not sure there is any room for interpretation there. If you get angry (unjustly, of course) and go into a rage, then you will look like an idiot. It will appear as if you don’t have control over your emotions, which is a…

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Live the New Life!

(see Romans 6:3-4) Live the New Life! Or have you forgotten that when we were joined with Christ Jesus in baptism, we joined him in his death? For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also…