Back On The Tracks
on May 8th, 2022
“So he got up and went to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and was filled with compassion for him; he ran to his son, threw his arms around him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20We do not see it often, but trains do still derail from time to time. Not long ago (September 21, 2021, to be exact) near Joplin, Montana, an Amtrak train carrying 146 people between Seattle...  Read More
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Turn It Around
on May 7th, 2022
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ So they began to celebrate.” - Luke 15:22-24I want to continue our examination of the Prodigal Son. Yesterday, we hea...  Read More
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A Loving Father
on May 6th, 2022
“But the father said to his servants, ‘Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let’s have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’ so they began to celebrate.” - Luke 15:22-24Have you ever heard the story of the Prodigal Son? It is a popular story ...  Read More
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Another At-Bat
on May 5th, 2022
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” - Psalm 73:26Have you struck out? Have you made a decision driven by desperation? Have you listened to the wrong people’s advice? Are you facing the consequences of those decisions even now? I have good news for you: you will get another at-bat!The strike zone of life is God’s perfect will and plan for yo...  Read More
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Facing The Consequences
on May 4th, 2022
“He will be a wild donkey of a man; his hand will be against everyone and everyone’s hand against him, and he will live in hostility toward all his brothers.” - Genesis 16:12We have been discussing why we should not step outside the will of God. We know that He has a perfect plan for our lives, and that when we follow that plan, good things will happen. This does not mean everything will always be...  Read More
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They’re Not God!
on May 3rd, 2022
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.’” - Jeremiah 29:11If you want to make decisions that are in line with God’s perfect will for your life, you must not only refuse to make decisions out of desperation, but you must also understand the truth about those who love you, those who are closest to yo...  Read More
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The Desperation Driver
on May 2nd, 2022
“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” - Ecclesiastes 3:1When we get ahead of God, outside His will, or in His way, we will suffer the consequences. There will always be consequences for decisions we make that oppose God’s perfect plan and will for our lives. So how do we avoid making these decisions? First, we cannot let desperation be our driver.When you re...  Read More
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Outside God’s Strike Zone
on May 1st, 2022
“Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” - Ephesians 5:17Have you ever swung at a pitch outside of God’s strike zone? Of course, the optimal pitch to swing at is between the chest and knees, over the plate. Anything outside of this, in baseball, should be avoided. Those who get overly eager and swing at these pitches often miss the pitch.This is not only the case...  Read More
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Waiting For Him
on April 30th, 2022
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:31We talk about waiting a lot — waiting on God, waiting for His timing. The Bible talks a lot about waiting on God. Why so much? Because it is that important. We have spent the last couple of days discussing how to avoid get...  Read More
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Staying On Track
on April 29th, 2022
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.” - Psalms 32:8As human beings, we all want to stay on track, right? We want to stay on track spiritually. We want to stay on track financially, and we want to stay on track in our relationships. It is the secret to spiritual success. If we want to accomplish our dreams, possess God’s blessing...  Read More
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Sidetracked
on April 28th, 2022
“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” - Hebrews 10:23If we want to follow Christ with a divine pursuit, we must avoid getting sidetracked and venturing down roads that are not in line with God's plan for our lives. When that happens, we end up doing what we should not do and going where we should not go.This is one of the underlying messages of the pro...  Read More
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The Wrong Direction
on April 27th, 2022
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6Have you ever tried to get somewhere and missed the turn? If you have been driving long enough, you have likely done this at some point or another. There have been times in my life when I was trying to get to an appointment or meeting...  Read More
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