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God Knows All

This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he knows everything. -1 John 3:19-20   Are you still having trouble resting in Him?  Do you still have a restless heart?  Do you …

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Rest in Him

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. – Psalms 62:1   I know we’ve talked about being too busy for God, but have you ever felt like you’re too busy to rest?  In high-pressure situations, I actually find myself reminding my lungs to breathe!  Does the following phrase sound familiar to you: “Once I finish …

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The Path of Temptation

No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.  -1 Corinthians 10:13   If I were to ask you one thing you …

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Delight

“Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.” – Ps 37:4 Is this really possible? If we delight ourselves in Him, will we receive our greatest desires? Sometimes this seems too good to be true, but it is absolutely God’s promise to His children. The key is to delight ourselves IN HIM and His …

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Stop & Listen

Do you ever forget to breathe during the day?  Is the first item on your to-do list, “find more time”? I know I’m guilty of allowing the pressures of the world to wear me down.  Sometimes I think the devil figures he can keep us from God by making our lives busy.  My question to you today is, what are …

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Your Will

I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” –Psalms 40:8 What is your number one desire right now? A raise? A new car? A new relationship? Now, more than ever, our number one desire needs to be for God. We should be longing for him, hungering for his word, and thirsting for his …

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Savannah's Story: Love amidst Loss

We just returned from Savannah Clark’s home-going service: a celebration of life and the mourning of the tragic loss of a 17 year old gone too soon. How was it that someone that was such a light and encouragement in the lives of so many was herself plagued with never feeling good enough or loved enough? As her youth pastor, …

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It's Unbelieveable

One of the most popular critiques of the Bible is that the stories are too fantastic, that they couldn’t possible be true. Obviously they must be fables or just tales passed down from generation to generation that become over-embellished. However, look at some of the shows we have on TV today: “Most Outrageous Moments”, “Ripley’s Believe it or Not”, “Wildest …

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God-Shaped Hole

God-Shaped Hole Have you ever thought about earrings. For me, they were a much coveted reward that was unattainable until I reached the age of 13. Then, for some reason, my mother agreed it would be cool if I got two piercings in my left ear and one in my right (remember, we’re going back to the age of parachute …

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