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Passing the Test

aul reminds us that we sometimes need to check our progress in the faith. Are we growing up in the faith? Are we becoming more and more like Jesus? Or are we just drifting along without any apparent progress, or worse, losing ground? Continue reading

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Glowing with Glory (Aug 29)

Moses walked intimately with the Lord and the effect was sometimes seen on his face–it would glow with reflected glory. But over time, the glory would fade, so Moses began to put a veil over his face. Continue reading

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New Songs (July 4)

What is your favorite hymn or worship song? Is it a new song or an old song? Why is it special to you? Continue reading

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Messy Growth (June 24)

The church in the book of Acts was growing in numbers, in faith, and in problems. Sometimes when we think of the church in Acts we forget that growth is often a difficult and messy process. It is wonderful to see the growth in faith and growth in numbers. Yet with all the excitement of growth there inevitably comes struggle, conflict and problems. All these require creativity and flexibility. Continue reading

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Fertile Soil (Mar 28)

Is God’s word growing and producing a bountiful harvest of righteousness in you? What is the condition of the soil of your heart? Continue reading

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Becoming Like Our Teacher (Mar 25)

The goal of a disciple is to become just like his teacher. For the disciple of Jesus, it means that when we are fully trained we will be like Him. Jesus gives us a few of the lessons we will learn, as we become more like Him. Continue reading

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Change Brings Fruit (Mar 18)

Repentance is all about change. To repent is to change one’s mind about sin, which leads to a change of direction and behavior.  Ultimately it brings a fruitful life: a Christ-like life. If you don’t change: you will never grow and you will miss out on the abundant life that could be yours. Continue reading

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Purer than Gold (Aug 27)

Job was wrestling with feelings of abandonment from God. He wanted to state his case before the Almighty, but he seemed unable to find him. Often the trials of life bring on such feelings of abandonment. “But if I go to the east, he is not there, if I go to the west I do not find him. When he is at work in the north, I do not see him; when he turns to the south, I catch no glimpse of him.” Continue reading

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Disciplines Find Freedom (May 16)

True freedom requires discipline. It requires hearing and obeying GOd’s word. Continue reading

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Messy Growth (June 24)

June 24 Messy Growth Today’s Scripture Readings: Psalm 138:1-8 | 2 Kings 6:1-7:20 | Acts 15:36-16:15 | Proverbs 17:24-25 Today’s Scripture Focus: Acts 15-16 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers. (Acts 16:5 NIV) … Continue reading

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