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Don’t Forget the Blood

1 Peter 1:17-21 (NIV) 17 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.18 For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were … Continue reading

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What in the World Are We Telling Ourselves?

Romans 8:31-39 (NIV) 31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along … Continue reading

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How to Finish Well

2 Timothy 4:6-8 (NIV) 6 For I am already being poured out like a drink offering, and the time for my departure is near. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. 8 Now there is in store for … 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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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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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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Happy Easter, I Mean…Merry Christmas

Luke 2:8-15 (NIV) 8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the … Continue reading

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Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 20)

Today we are going to talk about #2 on our list of things we should say more often. Life is tough, but so are you. Most of the time life can be pretty difficult.  It is very rare that the … Continue reading

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Pokemon Go: Have We Finally Amused Ourselves to Death?

In 1985, a social critic named Neal Postman, in the introduction to his book Amusing Ourselves to Death, compared two famous dystopian visions: 1984 by George Orwell and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley.  He noted that though many people … Continue reading

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