The Power of Faith

The Power of Faith

Just reading in Psalms this morning and amazed at the power of faith. David’s faith was powerful! How often does he start off listing the things that are going wrong around him and even questioning God’s presence? But each time he ends declaring God’s faithfulness, goodness or mercy and praising God with a song. Pretty incredible. David’s faith in and relationship with God was so strong that he could be perfectly honest with God. He could tell God exactly what…

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Celebrating JESUS for who He is Today and Tomorrow Part 3

Celebrating JESUS for who He is Today and Tomorrow Part 3

Today is the grand finale in the series Celebrating Jesus as He revealed Himself in “Revelation”. We’re going to go to the last few chapters of the book to see who Jesus will be. I trust these last 4 revelations will cause your faith to arise, your hope to be established and your love for Jesus to be energized! He is the King of Kings, Lord of Lords   Rev 19:16                    …

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Celebrating JESUS for who He is Today and Tomorrow Pt 2

Celebrating JESUS for who He is Today and Tomorrow Pt 2

Today I want to continue with the topic of celebrating Jesus for who He is today and tomorrow. In reading the book of “Revelation”, the “revelation of Jesus Christ” (Rev 1:1), Jesus shows John who He is now and what He’s going to do. I believe we can draw strength and courage from ”Revelation” as  it presents the reality of the character and presence of our Savior, Jesus today and forever. He is God with US(Emmanuel)   Rev 1:13    …

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Celebrate JESUS for who He is Today and Tomorrow

Celebrate JESUS for who He is Today and Tomorrow

We have so much to be thankful for as we celebrate Jesus this Christmas. The fact that our Savior came from heaven to earth as a baby, born in a stable, is incredible. That He ultimately gave His life for us is truly worthy of praise and honor! We need to remember and celebrate Him for all that He’s done. I wonder if we can build on our Christmas celebrations this year by reminding ourselves that “Jesus Christ is the…

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COMPLETE IN CHRIST

COMPLETE IN CHRIST

According to Colossians 2:10, as followers of Christ, we are “complete in Christ”. I find the implications of this statement to be both overwhelming and incredibly inspiring! Complete in Christ! To think that “all of God lives in Christ’s body” (Col 2:9) and that Christ lives in us… We are complete in Christ! We went from being DEAD because of our sins and worldly thinking to being made ALIVE in Christ when He canceled our debt. He erased the charges…

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YOU’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED

YOU’VE GOT EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Let’s look at one of the most exciting and inspiring verses in the Bible: Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! Through Christ, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer. Ephesians 1:3 What an incredible verse! God has blessed us, you and me, with “every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer”! When we read this, we should get excited. Not because we’re expecting all our physical and natural wants and…

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DO YOU NEED RENEWED LIFE TODAY?

DO YOU NEED RENEWED LIFE TODAY?

God is a God of life. In every aspect of the word. In every aspect of our lives God brings…God is our life! Whether we need life renewed in our physical bodies, or our emotional or spiritual selves, God is the source of life.   Look at these verses from Romans 8 and see the progression of life God has for you: Romans 8:2 The standards of the Spirit, who gives life through Christ Jesus, have set you free from…

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THE VALUE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

THE VALUE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

Is there value in righteousness today? Or has the time for being righteous passed? Looking at the seemingly easy and prosperous life of unrighteous people around us can be discouraging and frustrating. It can cause us to  wonder why we choose to follow Jesus and try to do what’s right? While reading Proverbs recently, I was reminded why I do what I do and believe what I believe. I was encouraged to stick to it! Here’s what I found!  …

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Keeping Your Hope On

Keeping Your Hope On

Hope is crucial for survival! Hope strengthens us. It empowers and drives us. And hope causes us to have peace even during the storms this life throws at us. As followers of Jesus, hope inspires us to be and do what God wants. It helps us to be effective ministers in a world that tries desperately to undermine and steal our hope with bad reports from Drs, terrorism threats, financial burdens or relationship crisis. These are not imaginary schemes. They’re very…

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CLOSER NOW THAN EVER!

CLOSER NOW THAN EVER!

Do you know that God is closer now than ever before? I just finished reading the book of Exodus! It starts out pretty exciting with the story of Moses delivering the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. Once they get to Mount Sinai and the 10 Commandments are given the action slows down and it gets into various laws and the plans for the tabernacle. Most of the last 15 chapters in Exodus describe this tabernacle. I admit I was kinda skimming through…

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