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The Cure for Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

God hasn’t told you that you have nothing to worry about; He told you that you shouldn’t worry about anything (John 14:1). Let me explain. There are a lot of things in this world that you can worry about. You can worry about your job, family, marriage, taxes, etc. Nowhere in the Bible does God… Continue reading The Cure for Anxiety (Matthew 6:25-34)

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Dishonoring God’s Sacrifice (Malachi 1:6-14)

  In this section of Malachi, we read about the priests who dishonored God by permitting the offering of polluted (sick or lame) animals as sacrifices in the Temple. In the Law of Moses, the Lord made clear that animal sacrifices were required to be of a “male without blemish” (Lev 1:3). The Lord rebuked… Continue reading Dishonoring God’s Sacrifice (Malachi 1:6-14)

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When Tempted (James 1:13-16)

It is not a matter of “If” but “when”. In verse 13, James does not say, “If” you are tempted, but “When” you are tempted. Jesus said, “Temptations to sin are sure to come” (Luke 17:1) and we must always be diligent to resist every temptation. When we are tempted, we need to remember three… Continue reading When Tempted (James 1:13-16)

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Wrestling with God (Genesis 32)

I recently read an article on Inc.com entitled “5 Powerful Ways to Boost Your Confidence.” The author claims that anyone can have powerful self-confidence every day. He then writes: Self-confident people are admired by others and inspire confidence in others. They face their fears head-on and tend to be risk takers. They know that no… Continue reading Wrestling with God (Genesis 32)

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What Should I Do? (Genesis 30:1-24)

Foolish decisions make difficult situations worse. Foolish decisions are often sinful decisions because they are made out of fear instead of faith. When times get tough, we must not panic because when we panic we seek to take control of our situation and we end up making our situation worse. Choosing faith over fear is… Continue reading What Should I Do? (Genesis 30:1-24)

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The Omnipotence of God (Genesis 1:1)

You may have heard this question before: “Can God create a rock so large that He is unable to lift it?” It is a well-known and challenging question because the Bible teaches that God is all-powerful and has complete control (Omnipotence).  Therefore, if you answer ‘No, He cannot make a rock too large…’ you feel… Continue reading The Omnipotence of God (Genesis 1:1)

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Our Difficult, Joyful Journey with Christ

Today is an exciting day because tonight we begin Vacation Bible School (VBS).  This year’s VBS theme is “Journey Off the Map”.  This VBS stresses the importance of having Jesus Christ be your guide in this life.  With this in mind, this morning we shall turn our attention to the story of Shadrach, Meshach, and… Continue reading Our Difficult, Joyful Journey with Christ

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Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

Today, the second Sunday in May, is a day set aside by former President Woodrow Wilson “as a public expression of our love and reverence for the mothers of our country.”  For some women this is a very joyful day filled with the laughter and fun of family and friends.  For others, today may be… Continue reading Help for a Mother’s Anxious Heart (Philippians 4:6-7)

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Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)

If you have ever been involved in Vacation Bible School (VBS) the words conjure up many memories.  Some remember that it is usually hot.  Some remember crafts, games, and Bible stories.  I remember Kool-Aid and cookies and gathering together with my friends and loved ones to learn about Jesus. This VBS (June 23-27, 2013) we… Continue reading Facing Fear! Trusting God! (2 Timothy 1:7)

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Proper Fear (Luke 12:4-7)

What is your greatest fear?  Is it something irrational like Cathisophobia (fear of sitting down) or Neophobia (fear of something new)?  Or is it something more rational like Claustrophobia (fear of having no escape) or Acrophobia (fear of heights)?  Do you have Anthrophobia?  You might not have an irrational fear of the company of humans,… Continue reading Proper Fear (Luke 12:4-7)