Category Archives: Motivational

The Perfect Marriage is Yet to Come

Revelation 21:1-7 (NIV) 21 Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of … Continue reading

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God Speaks Through Disappointments

Numbers 14:17-24 (NIV) 17 “Now may the Lord’s strength be displayed, just as you have declared:18  ‘The Lord is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the … Continue reading

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Setting a Foundation of Unwavering Faith

Hebrews 13:8 (NIV) 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. In our ever-changing world, families move, friendships drift, allegiances shift, and technology advances by quantum leaps.  If we seek security in people, possessions, or positions, we’re doomed … Continue reading

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Don’t Be So Quick to Judge

James 2:1-13 (NIV) 2 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism. 2 Suppose a man comes into your meeting wearing a gold ring and fine clothes, and a poor man in filthy old clothes also comes … Continue reading

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Which Type of Listener Are You?

Acts 17:10-12 (NIV) 10 As soon as it was night, the believers sent Paul and Silas away to Berea. On arriving there, they went to the Jewish synagogue. 11 Now the Berean Jews were of more noble character than those in Thessalonica, for they received the … Continue reading

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Our Need for Friendship

2 Timothy 4:9-22 (NIV) 9 Do your best to come to me quickly, 10 for Demas, because he loved this world, has deserted me and has gone to Thessalonica. Crescens has gone to Galatia, and Titus to Dalmatia. 11 Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, because he … Continue reading

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A Rose We Will Never Forget: Remembering the Life of Rose Ann Pierce

As I was preparing my talk for Grandma Rose’s funeral, the memories flooded my soul and the words kept coming and coming.  By the time I was done, I had a talk that was going to be way too long … Continue reading

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