Faith
  • The moment when hardship comes, where does our mind then go? Hardships, storms, trials, whatever we want to call them are always one moment away. Life will be cruising along and then out of nowhere we receive a bad phone call, a business deal goes south, a relationship comes to an end, etc. Difficulty is promised. At these moments, one’s...

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  •  "The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion." Proverbs 28:1   Whatever difficulty the righteous meet, they will not be daunted. They will not be intimidated by fear.  They will not give up ground. The righteous are those that are relentlessly pursuing Jesus Christ, no matter the cost.  The...

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  • Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NIV) Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[a] 5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road...

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  • "Prayer, without fervor, stakes nothing on the issue, because it has nothing to stake.  It comes with empty hands.  Hands, too, which are listless, as well as empty, which have never learned the lesson of clinging to the cross...Prayers must be red hot.  It is the fervent prayer that is effectual and that availeth.  Coldness of...

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  • Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armor bearer. “Perhaps the lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” 1 Sam. 14:6   I love stories that require some grit.  Grit can be defined as someone who displays...

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  •   Things you need to know: -A FREE family friendly dinner is at 5:30, Monday-Thursday. -The event starts at 6pm and will end at 7:30PM. -This is a FULL family event! When we say family, we mean it. Bring everyone! There will be nursery options for the little ones, worship and lesson is ALL together, and then parent/family small groups that meet...

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  • “Perhaps the Lord will work for us.  For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or be few." 1 Sam. 14:6   The story of Jonathan has always inspired me.  There is guts, grit, courage, and adventure!  For the past month or so I've been wondering about his intimacy he must of had with God.  We don't know a lot...

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  • How come some parents are more successful at nurturing a long-term faith in their kids? Our research has shown that one of the key variables is how kids are raised to understand the Gospel.Too many young people today live by what philosopher Dallas Willard calls the “gospel of sin management.” This truncates the Gospel to the belief...

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  •   While grace represents the core of our theology, our research identified a number of other factors that are common among parents who raise kids with a lasting faith. Although there are no guarantees, the following principles can take some of the guesswork out of instilling faith in children: “Sticky faith” parents . . . .....

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  • “And after him was Eleazar the son of Dodo, the Ahohite, one of the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines who were gathered there for battle, and the men of Israel had retreated. He arose and attacked the Philistines until his hand was weary, and his hand stuck to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that...

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  • The first emotional bonds we form are with our parents, and the nature of these bonds influences us throughout our lives. For many young adults, parents have been the primary influence on their spiritual and religious development, and relations with parents are linked to their first conceptions of God. Instilling Christian truths into our children...

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  • Betsie and Corrie ten Boom spent time in the notorious Ravensbrück Concentration Camp, north of Berlin, for hiding Jews in their home during the Nazi occupation of Holland. The ten Boom family of Haarlem, Holland were watchmakers by trade. They also lived as devout Christians. Corrie was raised to understand that honoring God included...

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  • The beginning of the year is always a great time to evaluate how far we’ve traveled and grown in the past 365 days; hopefully we’re moving in the right direction and ready to take on 2017! John Maxwell states that we often have “uphill hopes with downward habits.” Here are few tips to make sure we’re developing the...

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  • And he answered and said to Him, “Teacher, all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus, looking at him, loved him, and said to him, “One thing you lack: Go your way, sell whatever you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow Me.” But he was sad at...

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  • “When the men of Israel saw that they were in danger (for the people were distressed), then the people hid in caves, in thickets, in rocks, in holes, and in pits.” 1 Samuel 13:6   Saul had a lot to learn of what it meant to be a king. Two years into his reign, things were not looking very good. Jonathan, his son, attacked a...

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  • No matter how old your children are, it’s never too late to begin praying with them. Here are a few ideas to help you get started. Newspaper prayer: Have each family member take a portion of the newspaper and circle items that he or she feels need to be prayer for. Then ask family members to pray for the things they circled. Sentence Prayer:...

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  • “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.” Eph. 3:20   How do you keep a fresh hunger for God? How do you continue to elevate your vision for your life at church, home, and the marketplace? Start by convincing yourself of the fact that...

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  • Proverbs 17:22 “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” There are moments, perhaps even seasons of life, when your faith feels unstoppable. Your spirit is alive. It’s burning with anticipation, optimism, and courage. You’re ready for whatever comes your way! Nothing in this world is...

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  • “And because you are sons, God has set forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts crying out, “Abba,Father!”. Therefore, you are no longer a slave but a son, and if a son, than an heir of God through Christ.” Galatians 4:6-7 Whoa. Read that again and allow it to sink in and become food for you. God’s Spirit is living in you. Themost powerful...

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  • “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” -- Deuteronomy 6:6-7 “We will not hide them from their descendants, we will tell the next generation, the praiseworthy deeds of...

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