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The Courage to Remember

Pastor Jake Spencer did a wonderful job yesterday of teaching about the importance of memorials and remembering. His focus on Jesus and our celebration, rejoicing, giving thanks and honoring Him was right on. Most important was his teaching that remembering leads to action. Our “memorial stones” need to remind us of God’s presence and purpose […] Continue reading…

The Courage to Live with Integrity

In my last post, I defined integrity as, “Doing (not just knowing or agreeing with) the right thing (God’s will, way and Word) regardless of the personal cost (walking with integrity will cost you). It’s simple and clear. Integrity involves action, based on what we know about God’s Word and His character, and many times, […] Continue reading…

What is Integrity?

Integrity. We hear a lot about it, but what is it really and why should it matter to those of us who profess Christ? One of the definitions of integrity is just simple “moral innocence.” That’s fine and I certainly feel that’s an important part of our life walk. Another definition is found in Webster’s […] Continue reading…

Refuse to Quit

People often try things, give up and then feel “like a failure.” The truth is we are never a failure if we keep trying. Far too often, we try things, don’t find success, give up and then don’t have the courage to try again. Here’s the point—if you think you’ve seriously blown it, try again […] Continue reading…

How Do We Try Again?

The Israelites were on the march. They’d just conquered Jericho. The walls fell down. They were ready for the next battle, but something happened. When we read Joshua 7:1–5, we discover that they messed up. Something went wrong. They lost a battle and thirty-six men lost their lives. This kind of tragic defeat wasn’t supposed […] Continue reading…

The Importance of Firsts to God

“Firsts” is a Scriptural principle that is seriously important to God. For example, in Exodus 13:1–2 God is speaking to Moses and says, “Consecrate to Me all the firstborn, whatever opens the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and beast; it is Mine.” In this verse, He’s very clear—whatever is first belongs […] Continue reading…

Holding on for God’s Goodness

Joseph is truly a hero of the faith. His story, woven into the last parts of the book of Genesis, reflect a person of faith, determination and character. Pastor and author Clarance Edward Macartney wrote about Joseph and said: Joseph’s story is a finely wrought and self-contained novella, describing in vivid detail the development of […] Continue reading…

The Hardest Verse in the Bible

My personal opinion is the hardest verse in the Bible to believe is Romans 8:28. The Apostle Paul writes, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.” I believe it’s the hardest verse in the Bible to believe […] Continue reading…

Deciding to Do the Right Thing

In my last Blog post I talked about how we can handle potential sin. I said we need to develop a mindset with some conviction, power and courage and make our mind up to shout, “No!” before it happens, instead of satisfying ourselves from the drinking fountain of the world that’s full of pollution. In […] Continue reading…

Handling Potential Sin

The world is full of temptation. Sin and temptation in all their forms are eating away at our physical, mental and spiritual health. Sin, temptation and the devil are trying hard to steal the life that Jesus came to give us. We’re confronted with these temptations on a daily basis and it seems to get […] Continue reading…

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