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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)

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A Call for Christian Discernment (Matthew 7:15-23)

Since the 2016 Presidential Election, we have heard a lot about “Fake News” with both sides of the political aisle accusing one another of being behind it. There are some websites such as Snopes.com & Politifact.com that tout themselves as “fact-checkers”. But, lately many “fact-checkers” have come under fire for deliberately misrepresenting or misreporting their… Continue reading A Call for Christian Discernment (Matthew 7:15-23)

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The Narrow Gate (Matthew 7:13-14)

Jesus was once asked, “Lord…are only a few people going to be saved?” Jesus replied, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because I tell you, many will try to enter and won’t be able” (Luke 13:22-24). In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus has spoken about the character of a disciple and… Continue reading The Narrow Gate (Matthew 7:13-14)

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The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12)

Too often we react rather than respond. It is tempting to think of these two words synonymous, but they are not actually the same. A reaction is an immediate type of response. In many cases, it is a bad type of response because it is instantaneous. For example, if we receive bad news, we may… Continue reading The Golden Rule (Matthew 7:12)

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Do not Judge! (Matthew 7:1-6)

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus addressed the issue of judgment. He said to His disciples: “Do not judge, so that you won’t be judged.” We must be extra cautious in how we understand this verse because it has been greatly misused over the years. Let us consider: Stop Judging One Another Jesus told… Continue reading Do not Judge! (Matthew 7:1-6)