Christian or Christianized

The struggle with being a Christian in a secular world is very evident wherever you live. Some denominations and religious groups have totally removed themselves from society and essentially walled out the world from their community while other have gone to the other extreme and incorporate worldly music and practices into their worship and culture. […]

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Gifts or Skills

Let’s talk today about gifts. What was the last gift you received? (I’m not talking about spiritual gifts or trying to be all dramatic) Why did you get the gift? Occasion? Think about a gift you received that you used the longest or you may even still have or use to this day. What makes […]

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February 27, 2014

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Stopping a blessing

Numbers 13:31-33 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We can’t attack those people; they are stronger than we are.” And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, “The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are […]

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Pentecost Sunday

(Message from May 24, 2010 on Pentecost. Of course the delivery was different as this was a much earlier draft.) Pentecost Sunday – What does this mean? What shall we do? Today is Pentecost Sunday, there have been 50 days since the resurrection of Christ. I want to show you a little historical perspective here […]

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January 3, 2013

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Do you want to get well

(God can take these lessons I’ve taught in the past and still use them to help me and others.  This was a Sunday School class April 15, 2007.)  Do you want to get well? Today I want to address the subject of healing, emotional, physical, mental healing form the perspective of the individual needing healing. […]

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January 1, 2013

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Yet I will rejoice in the Lord

(My notes for a message I gave in July 2010, God was preparing me for the trial my family would face, and this was the message that paved the way for me to stand through all of this.  I pray it helps you stand through whatever it is you are going through.) NIV | Hab 3:17 Though […]

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January 1, 2013

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Forgiveness – the first step

(This is what I wrote up on the way to preach a message since God had re-written in my head what I was going to talk about that night.  So this is what I wrote out.  What I preached/taught was not this verbatim, but I used this as a guide on what I felt God […]

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January 1, 2013

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