December 11th, 2017

The birth of Jesus is a well-known story of the Savior’s entrance into this world. It is recounted year after year in churches through sermons, plays, productions and programs. It is reiterated in song and portrayed through television shows and movies. It is a great story, but it is so much more. It is a true account and cause for celebration. However, if someone were to ask you what the takeaway is, what would you say? If someone asked you what the bottom line is or what is the point,…

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November 6th, 2017

Wounds heal from the inside out. We can’t see the inside of that healing process, but we can trust the healing process when we yield to it. However, sometimes when we think the healing is complete, we see or hear something that makes us realize that the healing that has taken place is yet a superficial healing…only skin deep. It’s like when you physically injure yourself that causes a wound that eventually scabs over through the healing process as the body sends repairers of the breach in the…

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November 6th, 2017

Pride is like a brick wall. God cannot bless you through it. Proverbs 6:17 tells us that God hates even a prideful look. The sin of Pride is a detestable thing in the sight of God because it causes a person to put themselves in the place of God. In the spirit of Pride, a person refuses to see his own faults and hold himself above others, even God. Pride is what led to the downfall of Lucifer, who is now Satan, but was once one of God’s created angels. Ezekiel 28:13-17 describes Lucifer as…

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November 6th, 2017

Failure is an opportunity to get up, try again, and correct what went wrong. No one wants to fail, but if you find yourself in that position, know that it doesn’t have to be the end. It does not have to be the end of your story. Draw strength from the savior. Although He may not agree or condone what you did (the Bible tells us what he does and does not condone), He’s on your side and wants you to succeed. That’s why, repeatedly in the Bible, he tells us to choose life, heed his voice,…

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August 9th, 2017

I recently preached a series on faith and I used an analogy of fish in water to describe the significance of faith in the life of the Christian. Faith to the Christian is what water is to Fish. When we consider the fact that a fish out of water for even a short amount of time will die, we come to understand that fish need to be surround by an environment of water to survive and thrive. For Fish to thrive, they must be sustained in an environment of water. Well, similarly, Christians must…

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