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Obeying: Learning to Be Hearers and Doers of The Word

To fully follow Christ, we must learn that obeying God means not only being hearers of the Word but doers also. Understanding God’s commands required following through as well.  It’s not a subject that’s all flashy and dressed up in lights. In fact, it’s a topic that some preachers try not to touch, even with… Continue reading Obeying: Learning to Be Hearers and Doers of The Word

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Obey: Accepting Loving Discipline in Our New Identity

Desiring to obey the Lord is a natural response to our new identity in Him. We don’t need to fear discipline for it is a natural action of love from our Heavenly Father.  I have a wall hanging in my bathroom that has the famous verse from Joshua on it. It reads: HOME, home is… Continue reading Obey: Accepting Loving Discipline in Our New Identity

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Reflection: Transforming Our Mirror Image to Reflect Christ

Our physical reflection can sometimes be hard to accept. Our true mirror image transforms through the power of salvation in Christ.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I will know fully, as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12, CSB I… Continue reading Reflection: Transforming Our Mirror Image to Reflect Christ

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Gift: Remembering the Intricate Work of God’s Hands

Our human hands can create such beautiful things. But nothing compares to the intricate work of God’s hands or His beautiful gift of salvation. I have made the earth and created humans on it. It was my hands that stretched out the heavens, and I commanded everything in them.  Isaiah 45:12, CSB I am amazed… Continue reading Gift: Remembering the Intricate Work of God’s Hands

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Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

Sharing about our past can leave us feeling exposed in front of others. Our approval comes from God alone. We must proclaim the good things He has done in our lives!  The lips of the wise broadcast knowledge, but not so the heart of fools. Proverbs 15:7, CSB Have you ever had a dream where… Continue reading Exposed: Finding Approval in Jesus Instead of Others

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Newness: Learning to Live As New Creatures in Jesus Christ

As born again believers, we leave behind our old, sinful nature to live in the newness of Jesus Christ. This is a choice we can make with the newness of each day. As a new year is upon us, I imagine that many people are eagerly anticipating something new. But as with any transition, I… Continue reading Newness: Learning to Live As New Creatures in Jesus Christ

Devotional · Stay Sane

Warmth: Allowing God’s Gift of Eternal Life to Burn in Our Soul

God sent His Son to warm our hearts. His warmth is all you need to have eternal life. This gift was given to all of us. Let God’s fire warm your life. I love a good fire on a crisp cool night. The light of the fire dancing as waves of heat move over cool… Continue reading Warmth: Allowing God’s Gift of Eternal Life to Burn in Our Soul

Devotional · Stay Sane

Counterfeit: Why We Settle For Fake Jesus When He Offers the Real Thing

When we apply addition to the gospel of salvation – Jesus + the Law, Jesus + works – it becomes counterfeit. It is no longer about Jesus, but about us. My mom raised me with this example: Having grown up impoverished, she was determined to own nice things as an adult. She had a nose… Continue reading Counterfeit: Why We Settle For Fake Jesus When He Offers the Real Thing

Devotional · Stay Sane

Save: Having Courage to Share the Truth of God Through Rejection

Sharing the message of Christ can sometimes feel like a lost cause. But, only Christ can save. We must have the courage to share His Truth. Even through rejection.  Being a teenager, or really any age, in 2018 should be considered an extreme sport. Several gold stars should be awarded to those who are surviving… Continue reading Save: Having Courage to Share the Truth of God Through Rejection