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Joy Out Of Sorrow

Joy Out Of Sorrow

“God doesn’t give us joy instead of sorrow, or joy in spite of sorrow, but joy in the midst of sorrow. It is not substitution but transformation.” -Warren Wiersbe In John 16:21-22 Jesus illustrated this truth by the birth of a baby: “A woman, when she is in labor, has sorrow because her hour has come; but as soon as she…

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Worth The Read!

Worth The Read!

I was deeply blessed this morning by this great word from Charles Haddon Spurgeon in his devotional – Morning and Evening! I pray that it blesses you as well! Have a Jesus-filled day! – Pastor Rob Charles Spurgeon – Morning Devo “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 1:5 Here…

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An Opportunity For Great Joy

An Opportunity For Great Joy

“Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy.  For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow.  So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing.” – James 1:2-4 I love the way the New…

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Forgetting Your Past

Forgetting Your Past

“Leave the broken, irreversible past in God’s hands, and step out into the invincible future with Him.” – Oswald Chambers One of the saddest things that I witness on a regular basis as a pastor is people whose lives have been crippled by past failures, mistakes, sins, and hurts. I meet people all the time who are unwilling, afraid, or…

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Was David Bipolar? Part 2

Was David Bipolar? Part 2

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about David entitled, “Was David Bipolar?” To be honest, the title was simply meant to get people’s attention, which it did! I appreciated the comments, especially from a friend named Chris, who in a polite way challenged my stereotypical misconceptions of Bipolarism.  I was immediately convicted by his comments because when I wrote the…

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Was David Bipolar?

Was David Bipolar?

Have you ever read the Psalms of David and thought to yourself, “This guy sounds bipolar?”  For example, in Psalm 13, David starts out complaining and questioning God. “How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? How long will You hide Your face from me? How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? How…

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Driving Head on Into a Semi-Truck

Driving Head on Into a Semi-Truck

CHRISTIANS, DEMONS AND CHOCOLATE CAKE I am not one who believes there’s a demon around every corner or that the devil is to blame for all the bad things that happen in life. It’s nonsense to be preoccupied with the devil and give him credit for demons of flat tires and chocolate cake.  On the other hand, I think some…

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Dancing?

Dancing?

“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass … it’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Well a few weeks ago, I posted this quote on my facebook page and was surprised by how many people liked it, identified with it or were blessed by it. I think the reason for that is the fact that storms are…

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Error

Error

In Chapter 9 of the Book of Joshua, the Gibeonites realize that the hand of God is with the Israelites and that God has given Israel the land of Canaan and the inhabitants of Canaan are doomed to be destroyed. So the Gibeonites send a group of men to represent them, dressed like they have journeyed from a far away…

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More Than Conquerors

More Than Conquerors

We all know what a conqueror is, it is when one football team beats another football team 56-0 we say they conquered the opponent. It is when one UFC fighter knocks out his opponent in a matter of seconds, we say he was a conqueror in the ring tonight. In Paul’s day it was a Roman army that brutally brought the…

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