Stop Trying To Validate Yourself
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Stop Trying To Validate Yourself

Back in the day there was this commercial for a haircare product called Bylcreem. (If you remember that it just shows how old we both are.) The slogan for this product was “a little dab will do ya”. The implication was with a little dab of Brylcreem it would totally transform your hair making you…

The Source of My Strength
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The Source of My Strength

Galatians 5:16 – So I say let the Holy Spirit guide your lives. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. (New Living Translation) Philippians 4:13 – For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. (New Living Translation) When you first start a new task, it is very common to…

Stop Trying to Validate Yourself.
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Stop Trying to Validate Yourself.

A very interesting thing happened to David in 1 Samuel 16. As the prophet Samuel was considering which of Jesse’s sons would be anointed the next king, he realized that none of the first seven were the one. Samuel asked Jesse do you have any more sons and he said just one David who was…

Obedience! It’s What Matters Most.
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Obedience! It’s What Matters Most.

King Saul was Israel’s first king. He was appointed by God. He was anointed by God. He was empowered by God’s Spirit. In other words, he was given everything he needed in order to win. God set him up for victory. Saul had one problem however, he didn’t obey God’s commands and because of this…

Crazy Love
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Crazy Love

“He brought me out into a spacious place; he rescued me because he delighted in me.” – Psalm 18:19 I know people who grew up in strict churches. Their concept of church was – follow the rules or be punished. If you asked them about their image of God he would be seen as a…

Do you need to be replanted?
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Do you need to be replanted?

In Psalms 1 we read about the person whose delight in is the law of the Lord which is God’s word or the bible. The psalmist tells us in verse 4 this person will be like a tree planted by streams of living water. The imagery here is of a tree that is initially planted…

The Fight is Real
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The Fight is Real

I was on a flight coming home from Louisiana recently. Since it was an early morning flight, I was able to see the sun rise and it was truly a calming and remarkable sight. As the plane rose and we eventually reached our cruising altitude I took a moment just to look out the window….

Let’s Settle The Tongues Debate.
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Let’s Settle The Tongues Debate.

There is a debate amongst Christians regarding tongues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit. In one corner you have those who believe tongues and the gifts of the Holy Spirit mentioned in 1 Corinthians 12 are alive and active in the church today. In the other corner you have those who believe tongues and…

Stop Looking for the Emergency Exit.
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Stop Looking for the Emergency Exit.

If you have ever flown on an airplane you know just before takeoff the flight crew goes through their safety rituals. How to buckle your seat belt. Here is the air mask. Your life preserver and the emergency exits. All standard protocol and if you have flown enough you probably don’t even pay attention to…