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Don’t Go Back

September 15, 2021 |

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’” – John 5:8  Continuing our discussion from yesterday regarding the paralyzed man at a healing pool who was healed by Jesus, this was not the last time that Jesus encountered this man. In John 5:14, it reads, “Later Jesus found him at the temple…

Get Up and Walk

September 14, 2021 |

“Then Jesus said to him, ‘Get up! Pick up your mat and walk.’” – John 5:8  In John 5, a paralyzed man sat at a healing pool for 38 years. Jesus was in Jerusalem for the feast of the Jews, and he decided to visit this pool, where the diseased and disabled frequented. Jesus, on the Sabbath, chose a man amongst the multitude. He asked him, “Do you want to get well?”   Why…

Choose Freedom

September 13, 2021 |

“It is for freedom that Christ as set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1  The apostle Paul knew a lot about what it was like to be in prison. During his second missionary journey, he was arrested and imprisoned in Philippi.…

Don’t Let Sin Be Your Master

September 12, 2021 |

“For if you live according to the flesh you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live.” – Romans 13:10  When you sin, you are not the only one who suffers the consequences. Those around you suffer as well. I once heard a preacher ask his…

Loving From a Distance

September 11, 2021 |

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. – John 15:12  It is easy to love someone who is loving, but what about those who you consider to be hard to love? It’s often difficult to love others because our love is conditional, based on how we feel. However, God measures love by our obedience and not our transitory emotions.1 John 5:2-3 states, “This is how we know that…

Presence Is Greater Than Presents

September 10, 2021 |

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2  Rick Warren once said, ““Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it.…

Be A Disciple First

September 9, 2021 |

“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” – John 12:26  What is a disciple? A disciple is a follower of Christ who studies the Word of God and seeks to live righteously. John 12:26 is articulating that in order to be a leader to…

Creating A God-Centered Life

September 8, 2021 |

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15  For the…

Building God’s Brand, Pt. 2

September 7, 2021 |

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27  Today, we will continue our discussion of building a personal brand. Do people see Jesus when they see you? An old hymn by B. B. McKinney states: “Let others see Jesus in you. Let others see Jesus in you; Keep telling…

Building God’s Brand, Pt. 1

September 6, 2021 |

“So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.” – Genesis 1:27  In the age of social media, many people have profiles and are building a brand for themselves. Whether you monetize it or not, you are creating a public image and reputation for yourself. A personal brand can be defined simply as building one’s public perception based…