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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…

Build an Altar in Times of Trouble

September 5, 2021 |

“The Lord said to Abram after Lot had parted from him, “Look around from where you are, to the north and south, to the east and west. All the land that you see I will give to you and your offspring forever. I will make your offspring like the dust of the earth, so that if anyone…

Better From a Distance

September 4, 2021 |

“So Lot chose for himself the whole plain of the Jordan and set out toward the east. The two men parted company.” – Genesis 13:11  I’ll never forget a trip I took to New York one time. I was in Times Square looking for a billboard that a friend of mine purchased. When I got there, I could not see the…

The Value Of Another Perspective

September 3, 2021 |

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members,…

Find The Win-Win

September 2, 2021 |

“So Abram said to Lot, ‘Let’s not have any quarreling between you and me, or between your herders and mine, for we are close relatives. Is not the whole land before you? Let’s part company. If you go to the left, I’ll go to the right; if you go to the right, I’ll go to the left.’” – Genesis…