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Imagining God’s Presence

Solomon concluded his search for the meaning of life with these words: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person. For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.” (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14) What does it mean […]

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Encountering the Resurrected Jesus

The resurrection of Jesus Christ changed everything for the first disciples, and this transformation is perhaps best seen in the life of Simon Peter, the professional fisherman who was called by Jesus to elevate his fishing skills to a new level. “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men.”  (Matthew 4:19) The impulsive […]

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Preventing a Hardened Heart

“See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God.  But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called today, so that none of you maybe hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.”  Hebrews 3:12-13 Hardening of the arteries can, and often does, occur without someone’s […]

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God’s Orchestration

“Blessed are You, O Lord God of Israel our father, forever and ever. Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. […]

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Are You a Real Christian?

We all know it’s very possible to claim to be a Christian and not really be one. So how do you know? It starts with understanding that to be a Christian means to be a follower of Christ.  So how do you know if you are really following Christ?  Jesus answered this question in Matthew […]

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Living Your Values

It’s one thing to SAY you believe something; it’s another to actually DO it.  Most business leaders have led their organizations to develop a list of core values.  For example, most every business I know list “excellent customer service” as a core value, but many fall short.  Why?  Because to list core values is not […]

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God’s Word to Workaholics

Really it’s a word to all of us, and one that we often disobey. Ex 20:8-11 – “Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.   Six days you shall labor and do all your work,  but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it  you shall not do any work, […]

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Be Strong

“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of His might.”  Ephesians 6:10 Are you strong in the Lord?  Are you operating your life and business in His strength or your own?  It’s either one or the other.  Today, perhaps more than ever, we need strong individuals, those who are willing to unashamedly […]

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Fearing God

Other than Jesus, the wisest man who ever lived, Solomon, came to this conclusion: “The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.  For God will bring every act to judgment, everything which is hidden, whether it is good or evil.”    Eccl 12:13-14 We […]

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We Are Under Constant Attack

1 Peter 5:7-10 –  Be of sober spirit,  be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.  But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.  After you have suffered […]

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