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Avoid Being a Distant Leader

2 Samuel 11:1-5 (NIV) 11 In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joabout with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem. 2 One evening David … Continue reading

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It Is a Dark World Out There: Keep Calm and Carry On

It was 1939, just before the outbreak of what would come to be known as the Second World War.  Hitler was on the move, the dominoes were starting to fall.  The British government, facing what Winston Churchill would soon call … Continue reading

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God Redeems Our Suffering

2 Corinthians 11:24-29 (NIV) 24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, 26 I … Continue reading

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Is Your Faith Evident to God?

Luke 5:20 (NIV) 20 When Jesus saw their faith, he said, “Friend, your sins are forgiven.”   Do you know what moves God?  Despite what people might think, God is not moved by complaining and self-pity.  He is not even moved by … 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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Job or Calling?

Colossians 3:23-24 (NIV) 23 Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 24 since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you … Continue reading

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