What You Could Have Been

“You, then, why do you judge your brother or sister? Or why do you treat them with contempt? Fore we will all stand before God’s judgment seat. It is written: ‘As surely as I live, every knee will bow before me; every tongue will acknowledge God.’ So then, each of us will give an account for ourselves to God” –…

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Our Perspective Is Not God’s Perspective

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.’” – Romans 12:18-19  We live in a world where we may often find ourselves asking, where is the justice?…

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God Wants Your Commitment

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” – Romans 3:23  You don’t have to be perfect. You just have to be committed. God is big enough, God is good enough, and God is great enough to handle your imperfections.  God used Abraham even though he lied about Sarah. God used Noah even though he got drunk. God used David…

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Don’t Let Sin Be Your Master

“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…

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Presence Is Greater Than Presents

“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.…

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The Value Of Another Perspective

“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,…

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Worth The Wait

“All things work together for the good of them that love God.” – Romans 8:28  We have spent a lot of time talking about the Upper Room—the gathering of those closest to Jesus praying in a time of great need. We have talked about many components of that event, as well as other times where believers…

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You Are Still Blessed

“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” – Romans 8:28  Do you ever stop in the midst of trials or difficult circumstances you are going through, and think, “How did I get here?” It is a question everyone asks at some point or…

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Habits of The Mind

“Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect.” – Romans 12:2  The first three fruit of the Spirit are considered the habits of the mind, which find their source in…

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Choosing God’s Best Pt. 1

“I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin…

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