Category Archives: Devotional

Advent

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are officially in the “Christmas season”. It seems that as every year passes the Christmas season becomes longer and longer. As someone who loves Christmas this has some obvious pros. Decorations go up sooner, there seem to be more pre-Christmas celebrations, and the stores start playing some of

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Because Of An Apple?

In Genesis God looked at the world He had created and called it “good”. However, when we look around our world and observe the prevalence of suffering and sin many of us our forced to ask, “How did a ‘good’ world get so bad?” If we continue reading in Genesis we don’t need to go

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Evangelism Study

Week 1 “God’s love and the separation caused by sin” In week one we will be turning our attention towards God’s loving creation of humanity, humanities rebellion due to sin, and the separation sin caused. In order for us to worship and love God as our Savior we need to be deeply aware of our

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Beyond Fear

When I first entered the old barn, I was startled as I turned a corner and saw the spider a few inches away. People are generally not fond of spiders. “Heartwarming” doesn’t describe our first reaction. I’m no exception, yet there is mystery, beauty and benefit within the life of every creature. Spider silk (the

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Social Media Pt. 3

Set-up Proper Boundaries “Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.” – Edmund Burke When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you;And put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Proverbs 23:1-2 Last week, we talked about some different techniques that

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What Is The Benefit Of Fasting?

Through out the history of the Church, Christians have participated in Lent as a way to prepare their hearts and minds to realize more fully the glory of the Easter celebration. Now perhaps more then ever, this time of preparation and anticipation is needed in our churches. Our lives quickly become so filled with obligations

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Doubt

“I used to believe but then I had questions that couldn’t be answered and so I couldn’t believe anymore. You just have never doubted or questioned what people told you about God and the Bible, that’s why you believe.” This was the comment I received at work when a client discovered that I was also

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Sending Thoughts and Prayers

“Sending thoughts and prayers.” If you are on social media or watch the news you almost certainly have seen this phrase. You might have even written it. In many ways it has become cliché. A phrase that many people throw around without thinking. Although at its face this phrase seems innocent, it recently has caused

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Spiritual Gifts

Many well-meaning Christians love to ask the question “what is my spiritual gift?” While this is not a bad question, it is important to first answer the question “what is a spiritual gift?” There are actually quite a few components of spiritual gifts that can easily be overlooked. First, we will look to Scripture to

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