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Pride, the Root of Every Sin and Evil

“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?”  And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever […]

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Something from Nothing

“God created the world out of nothing, and so long as we are nothing, He can make something out of us.” – Martin Luther “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. He who loves […]

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Why Was Jesus Born in a Barn?

Why was Jesus born in a barn alongside stinky animals?  Why was his birth announcement given to lowly shepherds rather than important high ranking officials?  Why was he born in an obscure village to an unknown girl and carpenter? I don’t claim to have all the answers surrounding the birth of Jesus, but God certainly […]

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Anxiety, Anger, and Pride

God gives clear warnings to guard yourself against anxiety, anger and pride. Otherwise your deceptive enemy will find a foothold. Anxiety “So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and in His good time He will honor you.  Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about what happens to you.  […]

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How To Know When You Are Dying

Then he said to them all: “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.” (Luke 9:23) Jesus  clearly taught that to be His follower, we MUST deny ourselves and daily die to our selfish nature.  We relinquish our right to be in control.  […]

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The Power of a Positive Attitude

Attitudes are a mindset, a perspective on life, and they are extremely contagious and powerful.  With our attitudes, we have the opportunity to positively or negatively influence others.  You choose the attitude you will have each and every day, and that choice greatly affects you and the people with whom you relate.  The following passage challenges […]

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Ten Tips for Serving Others

Life is much more fulfilling when you go about your days seeking to serve others.  This week, notice the needs of others around you and choose to eagerly respond.  Jesus lived this way.  He emptied himself in order to serve others. (Philippians 2:6-9). Truths about Serving You and I were made to serve God and […]

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God Opposes the Proud

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  James 4:6 When you have time, read the context of this verse.  God is defending Moses and describing their relationship.  With Moses, the Lord spoke face to face, a relationship like none other.  Yet Moses was characterized by humility.  How did Moses become humble?  More […]

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Work Well Together

“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor.” Ecclesiastes 4:9 God strategically places us in situations where we need others to accomplish tasks.  Working closely alongside others sharpens us and makes us better.  (And we also get more done.) Coach John Wooden (in Coach Wooden’s Pyramid of Success Playbook) […]

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Consequences of Cover-Up

We have all done something we shouldn’t have done, and then tried to cover it up with a lie.  One of the more famous stories in the Bible is about such a time in King David’s life.  He committed adultery with Bathsheba and then murdered her husband to cover up his sin.  Covering up sin […]

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