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True Repentance

“Repentance” is one of those Christian buzzwords we hear thrown around often in church circles; however, we may not fully appreciate what it means to repent. Countless times, in both the Old and New Testaments, God calls His people to turn from their wicked ways, their sins, and “repent.”

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Passing Through Jericho

In Luke 19, we come across a tiny phrase of Scripture that holds great weight. Jesus is on his way to meet Zacchaeus (unbeknownst to Zacchaeus) in Luke 19; but the first verse of Luke 19 says this...

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True Worship Costs Something

In Mark 5, we find the story of Jairus. Jairus implores Jesus to come and heal his daughter. His faith is evident in this story; but so is another truth about what it truly means to worship.

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Getting Uncomfortable

Most of us have heard the story of God telling Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac. This sacrifice meant so much not only because Isaac was Abraham’s son, but because he was the son of promise—the offspring through which God had promised to give Abraham descendants as numerous as the sand on the shore or the stars in the sky.

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Character Over Position

In 1 Samuel 30, we find the story of David and his men coming to Ziklag, only to find the city plundered and their families taken captive. David’s men, heartbroken, turn to blaming their leader for this misfortune. Until this point, David has responded to crisis by acting insane, going after others, and similar actions.

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One Little Song

In 1 Kings 18, we find the amazing story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal going head to head in making sacrifices to their respective gods. Elijah asks God’s people to choose whether they will be loyal to God or to Baal…unfortunately, before the sacrifices are made, no one in the crowd says a word.

If the Lord is God…
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If the Lord is God…

In 1 Kings 18, we find the amazing story of Elijah and the prophets of Baal going head to head in making sacrifices to their respective gods. Elijah asks God’s people to choose whether they will be loyal to God or to Baal…unfortunately, before the sacrifices are made, no one in the crowd says a word.

The Importance of Weakness
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The Importance of Weakness

Oftentimes, we think that God chooses men and women to use based on their strengths. We look at the heroes of faith in the Bible and see people who had strong dependence on God, admirable character qualities, and a legacy that lasted thousands of years.

Leading in the Midst of Betrayal
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Leading in the Midst of Betrayal

One of the hardest things you’ll ever do is try to lead while you’re hurting—to sew someone else up when you’re coming apart at the seams. But that’s exactly what Jesus does right before He goes to the cross.

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That’s What the Storm was All About

As we prepare to venture into a new year, it’s important to evaluate the challenges and struggles we faced during the last twelve months. God uses everything for His purposes; so what were the storms you faced in 2019 all about?