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Men of God (Father’s Day)

Which came first: Mother’s Day or Father’s Day? If you guessed, Mother’s Day you are correct. Mother’s Day became a commercial holiday in 1908 when the John Wanamaker department store in Philadelphia held a service dedicated to mothers. In 1909, “45 states observed the day, and in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson approved a resolution that… Continue reading Men of God (Father’s Day)

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Running the Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1-2)

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and testimony. It serves as a remembrance of the sacrifice of our heroic soldiers and a testimony for heroism for the present and future. In 1868, John A. Logan, the 3rd Commander-in-Chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, helped to establish the movement to recognize Memorial Day… Continue reading Running the Race Set Before Us (Hebrews 12:1-2)

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Unknown yet Unforgettable (Mother’s Day)

We give thanks to God for the godly mothers who have positively impacted our lives. Whether it is your own mother or another woman who was a mother to you, we rejoice in a mother’s love. What is a mother? It has been said that a mother is someone who does the work of twenty,… Continue reading Unknown yet Unforgettable (Mother’s Day)

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The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

Paul, in Ephesians 1:14 tells us that the Holy Spirit “is the down payment of our inheritance, for the redemption of the possession, to the praise of His glory.” How do we know if we truly have the Spirit of God within us? The Fruit of the Spirit is a great blessing from God and… Continue reading The Fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23)

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The Triumph of Christ

Last week we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ. God raised Him from the dead and demonstrated that Jesus’ death was the perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of sin. What happened after Jesus’ resurrection? Luke tells us in Acts 1:3 that Jesus “presented Himself alive to them [the Disciples] by many convincing proofs, appearing to… Continue reading The Triumph of Christ

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Unmet Expectations (Mark 11:1-11)

A remarkable aspect of Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem was that He entered Jerusalem on a colt (a young donkey). Have you ever wondered why Jesus did not walk into Jerusalem as He had always done before? With the exception of traveling by boat, this is the only instance recorded in Scripture of Jesus not… Continue reading Unmet Expectations (Mark 11:1-11)

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A Strong Foundation (Matthew 7:24-29)

While professional boxer “Iron” Mike Tyson was never considered a great philosopher, he did have some poignant insight when asked about his opponents plan to defend against his left hook. Tyson responded, “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” In other words, if your plan does not help you navigate adversity,… Continue reading A Strong Foundation (Matthew 7:24-29)