The Intersection of Fear & Desire

A quick Google search of the above statement produced some 17 million results. You read that right, seventeen million! The statement struck me while reading through Haggai recently. The prophet’s work is limited to two chapters which you could read on a smoke break (I’m dating myself). Nostalgia shows up in the second chapter: Who is left among you who saw this house in its former glory? How do you see it ...

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TRUE WISDOM

People who are worldly wise often try to disguise this worldly wisdom as God's wisdom. Worldly wisdom comes in the guise of spirituality or religion, but there is a vast difference between the wisdom of these false religions and that of true spirituality rooted in a relationship with Jesus Christ. God's wisdom is pure in motive, gentle, and merciful. It is not arrogant, boastful, harsh, or unforgiving. 

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WHAT IS THE GIFT OF PROPHECY?

What is the gift of prophecy? The gift of prophecy is one of the most misunderstood topics in Christianity. Many believe prophecy is future-telling or speaking secret truths of God. However, Scripture defines the gift of prophecy as God equipping someone to share the truths of the Gospel for the purpose of “edification, exhortation, and consolation” (1 Corinthians 14:3). 

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Not Just Surviving, But Thriving

There’s something special about seeing older married couples in love.  Take my mom and dad for example.  My mom refused to leave dad’s side until the day he passed on to heaven this past January.  Even though MS had wrecked his body, his personality and faith were strong, and they still flirted with each other every day.  My in-laws are similar.  They just celebrated 63 years of marriage.  Ron brings Dorothy ...

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When God Says “No” . . . Pray

When nobody is around and when we're able to be absolutely honest with ourselves before God, we entertain certain dreams and hopes. We want very much by the end of our days to have ____________________ (fill in the blank). However, it may well be that we will die with that desire unfulfilled. Should that occur, it will be one of the hardest things in the world for us to face ...

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