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The Children Whom God Has Given

“These are the children whom God has graciously given me.” Genesis 33:5 This is a profound statement from the mouth of Jacob; a revelation from the Lord, especially when you remember Jacob’s family. Think of his marriage and the struggle between his wives during their birthing years. The fact that he had two wives in […]

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God’s Cause Will Not Be Overthrown

“If this plan or this undertaking is of man, it will fail; but if it is of God, you will not be able to overthrow them.” Acts 5:38-39 These are the words of Gamaliel in Acts 5. He was a member of the Jerusalem council, a Pharisee in good standing with the people. The Apostles […]

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The Church: A Community and Family

The Church in Acts The early Church, as described in the book of Acts had a beautiful sense of community and family. They sold possessions for the sake of the poor and sold houses to the point that “there was not a needy person among them”.  There was devotion to the Word, to the fellowship […]

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You’re Going to Need The Holy Spirit

If you want to see 3000 souls saved in one day then you’re going to need the Holy Spirit. If you’re going to see even one soul saved through your witness then you’re going to need the power of God. I’m not sure what would have been more exhilarating, the tongues of fire or the […]

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3 Ways To Conquer Your Assuming Heart

Every Christian from time to time assumes the worst about something or someone. So how can we live without letting our worst thoughts consume us? 1. Know your Enemy Most of the time when we begin to assume the worst we don’t have all the info yet. Understanding that Satan is the master of lies […]

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“I Don’t go to Church Because It’s Full of Hypocrites!”

There are several reasons why a professing believer won’t go to Church. Among the most common is this: “The Church is full of hypocrites!” This is true in one sense but false in another. So let’s address it. The most common group of people addressed by Jesus as hypocritical are the Pharisees. They were the […]

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(12 Points) Wrestling With God for His Blessing

Life causes us to be aware of our lack and our need for God’s blessing. But there are few who are willing to go through the often painstaking process in order to get the blessing He offers. Here are 12 observations for the Christan from Jacob’s wrestling with God in Genesis 32, that if heeded, […]