Category Archives: Purpose

Walk in the Light

John 8:12 (NIV) 12 When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” The word light is a metaphor that occurs … 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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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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Accepting Conflict

2 Corinthians 4:5-10 (NIV) 5 For what we preach is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. 6 For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light … Continue reading

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Hit the “Flee” Button

Matthew 5:29-30 (NLT) 29 So if your eye—even your good eye causes you to lust, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be … Continue reading

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How Great His Favor

Ephesians 2:4-7 (NIV) 4 But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, 5 made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and … Continue reading

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God’s Plans, Not Mine

Proverbs 19:21 (NIV) 21 Many are the plans in a person’s heart,     but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. God is strategic.  He has laid out an exact plan for our lives right down to the very smallest details.  He knows … Continue reading

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