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Does worship really INVITE God’s presence?

Countless of sermons, books, blog posts, and certainly worship leaders' opening statements have included the phrases, "God dwells is the praises of His people," and "Worship invites the presence of God." In fact, this post is in response to an article I recently read with that very same title. My emphasis will be on the… Continue reading Does worship really INVITE God’s presence?

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Splinters In The Heart

"A splinter (also known as a sliver) is a fragment of a larger object, or a foreign body that penetrates or is purposely injected into a body. The foreign body must be lodged inside tissue to be considered a splinter. Splinters may cause initial pain through ripping of flesh and muscle, infection through bacteria on the foreign object, and severe… Continue reading Splinters In The Heart

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God’s Arithmetic

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28 If you are a math teacher or are simply good with numbers, you most likely frowned at the above equation. That's because, in arithmetic, a positive multiplied or… Continue reading God’s Arithmetic

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Why go the extra mile?

I can only imagine the mixed reactions within the crowd as Jesus began to preach this "new" message which seemed to be in conflict with those of the other teachers (of the law). Here is an excerpt from that well known discourse titled "Sermon on the Mount," which is recorded in the book of Matthew,… Continue reading Why go the extra mile?

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The All-Knowing “They”

Most likely you or someone you know has occasionally used these two words in a conversation, "THEY say...". I hear them frequently in our home and I would be lying if I said that I've never used them myself, but cross my heart, my better half beats me to it. Like with most people, when… Continue reading The All-Knowing “They”

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Cracker Jack, Captain Crunch, and Christ Jesus

Jesus answered them, ‚ÄúTruly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves." - John 6:26 Unfortunately, the faith that many proclaim to have in Jesus is limited, obscured, and misguided due to their lack of spiritual discipline. That is why… Continue reading Cracker Jack, Captain Crunch, and Christ Jesus

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The Wheel of Blame

Are you familiar with the game show Wheel of Fortune? Have you ever wished you could be a contestant spinning the wheel? Unknowingly, many of us actually live a Wheel of Fortune kind of life when it comes to our struggles, weaknesses, or lack of commitment. Let me explain. Since the beginning, man has been… Continue reading The Wheel of Blame

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Good News of hope or despair?

"For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that everyone who believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned,… Continue reading Good News of hope or despair?

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Wash, Fold, and Raise!

WASH (Your hands) Handwashing has been part of personal hygiene and religious rituals around the world for millennia. Bathing and cleansing are mentioned as early as in the book of Genesis and graphic evidence of handwashing has appeared in ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics. "Wash your hands!" How many of you remember mom or dad telling you… Continue reading Wash, Fold, and Raise!

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A Stone, a Virus, and a Drop of Blood

Yes, of course, this post was inspired by the current coronavirus pandemic. Besides the hundreds of memes, videos, articles, and reports that have and will continue to surface on this topic, you can rest assured that many more blog posts and even sermons will also. So, with that in mind, what do you think the… Continue reading A Stone, a Virus, and a Drop of Blood