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CERTAIN OF THINGS NOT SEEN

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 Our Lord himself pioneered the way of faith for us. Son of God though he was, he divested himself of his divine rights, became a man and lived his life on this earth all the way to the cross, by faith. He... Read More

CONSTANT JOY

If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love. These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice; y... Read More

CONTINUOUS THANKSGIVING

Today, on this Thanksgiving Sunday, we’ve come together with people across our country to give thanks. - Thanks for the abundance that surrounds our lives. - Thanks for the peace that covers this land as it covers few others. And to express our thanks to God, not only with words… but by doing someth... Read More

ENTHUSIASM + DISCIPLINE = ZEAL

When Jesus ordered the people he healed not to tell anyone, it wasn't exactly that they were disobedient, they just couldn't keep it to themselves. They had to tell someone. If that kind of enthusiasm doesn't spill out of your life after you've met Jesus, something is wrong. When a man is touched by... Read More

HOLY GROUND

Have you ever been mad at God? I know I have. Perhaps there is someone reading these words who, beneath their prayers and praises, is nevertheless somewhat "ticked" at God for the crummy hand you've been dealt….the stuff you've had to live through! "If there is a God, why does he make it so hard for... Read More

The Fire Within

Pentecost is one of the festivals that has been observed in the Body of Christ since its beginning and has been recently rediscovered in large areas of the Church. We often think of the of the Holy Spirit as the One Who Gives Us Utterance, which of course, he does. And as the One Who Gives Us Power ... Read More

THE FINGER OF GOD

“Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, house falls upon houseand if Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? For you say that I cast out demons by Beelzebul. And if I cast out demons by Beelzebul, by whom do your sons cast them out? Therefore they shall be you... Read More

THE FORM OF THIS WORLD IS PASSING AWAY

"Now concerning the unmarried, I have no command of the Lord, but I give my opinion as one who by the Lord's mercy is trust­worthy. I think that in view of the present distress it is well for a person to remain as he is. Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be free. Are you free from a wife? Do n... Read More

"....AND SINNERS SHALL BE CONVERTED UNTO THEE"

Create in me a clean heart, 0 God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not the holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto... Read More

A BURNING HEART, A BURNING TONGUE

Surely we're all agreed that second to the absolute need for each of us to have a burning relationship with God, is the need to be in touch with the anguish of the world. Christians become stale, fellowships sterile, if they aren't constantly pressed by the pain of the children of this world. But su... Read More

A CLOSER WALK

Every once-in-a-while you meet someone who seems to have figured it out. They don't make a production out of it. They're not in your face with it. But by the way they live, and the way they manage their mouth, they really do seem to be walking close to God. They're reliable, patient, there for you w... Read More

A CORPORATE FAITH

Each of us is called as an individual to follow Jesus. Each of us, if the Lord doesn't return in the meantime, will die as an individual. Each of us will stand alone before the judgment seat of Christ. And yet, our individual faith in Jesus will never last if we don't also learn how to have faith to... Read More

A GOOD WORD

The Lord God has given me the tongue of those who are taught, that I may know how to sustain with a word him that is weary. Isaiah 50:4a The Christmas season is the time when in many ways people are more openhearted, more generous, easier to get along with than any other time of the year. But the Ch... Read More

A HEART OF FLESH FOR A HEART OF STONE

Therefore say to the house of Israel, "Thus says the Lord God: It is not for your sake, 0 house of Israel, that I am about to act, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations to which you came. And I will vindicate the holiness of my great name, which has been profane... Read More

A HOLY NATION

“…as he who called you is holy, be holy yourselves in all of your conduct; since it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.' And if you invoke as Father him who judges each one impartially according to his deeds, conduct yourselves with fear throughout the time of your exile. You know that yo... Read More

ABIDE IN ME

"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser. Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit. You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch can... Read More

ACTION OF THE HEART

He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and despised others: "Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee that I am not like other men, extortio... Read More

AFTER THE NOISE

Two Stages The embarrassing question is sometimes asked, "If it's really the Holy Spirit who inspires all these groups around the city, why is there so little unity? So little concern for each other? So few kind words? "If it is the one Holy Spirit of God at work in us, are we not going to be drawn ... Read More

AGGRESSIVE TOWARD GOD

“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the work that I do; and greater works than these will he do, because I go to the Father. Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son;.....” John 14:12-13 Outside of town there was this place ca... Read More

AHEAD OF YOUR TIME

There was once a time when everyone knew that the earth was the center of the universe. “Of course, the earth stands still and the sun keeps flying around it every day.” “Anybody can see this with his own eyes.” Those who had a different idea were laughed right out of town by the scientists. Then, a... Read More

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