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David and Jonathan

David and Jonathan were very serious warriors.  Israelite women sang about David killing tens of thousands of Philistines.  And once Jonathan single-handedly killed 20 enemy soldiers in an area about half an acre in size.

But even though they were tough guys, they were able to show God’s lo…

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Work in Progress

Horrific tragedies can leave you sad and confused, without the right words to say or even an understanding of how to pray.

But God promises He will ALWAYS be working behind the scenes for the good of everyone who loves Him and has surrendered to His purposes. He will secure your future in Hea…

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Do you have a Success Plan?

How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow?
-- James 4:14

Reality Check: You probably shouldn't be writing your plans in Permanent Marker. .... How many people have had their careers charted out perfectly only to have a tire blowout on the pothole of imperfection???

Strategic pl…

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Eternity Today


Jesus Christ gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope -- 2 Thes 2:16

When you trust in Jesus, He gives you His eternal comfort and hope. You have that forever, and you'll experience that fully when He takes you to Heaven.

But right now, He wants to comfort you and give you strength in …

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Voice in the Wilderness

John the Baptist didn't start his preaching at the Temple in Jerusalem. He started about as far away from there as he could get. He was a "voice crying in the wilderness". That's not a convenient place to gather a crowd. It may have even been dangerous to get there. But the people who did hear him…

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For you have spoken, O Sovereign LORD, and when you grant a blessing to your servant it is an eternal blessing!  2 Sam 7:29

When God says it, He does it. He finishes what He begins. When He gives you Eternal Life, it is eternal. When He starts a good work in you, He is faithful to complete i…

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How do I become a Christian?

To all who received JESUS, who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God — John 1:12

You are born again spiritually the moment that you believe in JESUS and call out to Him asking for forgiveness for your sins. Then His saving power floods into your being, and He gives…

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in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons -- 1 Tim 4

There are a zillion different religions.  Each has its own set of teachings and rules to make you a better person.  BUT THEY DON'T WORK.  They improve your …

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Free at Last!

Some were living in darkness ... because they had rebelled against the orders of Almighty God ... in their distress, they shouted for help, and the LORD delivered them ... He brought them out of darkness >>> Now they offer sacrifices of gratitude with songs of joy, and announce everything He has don…

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Where is Jesus?!?

When they couldn't find Him, they went back to Jerusalem to search for Him there. Luke 2:45

Even when Jesus was a little boy, He knew everything, so why didn't He stick closer to His parents instead of going alone to teach in the Temple?  Jerusalem was a big city, and of course His parents were wor…

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i pour LIFE

Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations … Mat 28:19

Christians shouldn't be focused on comfort for themselves and their family.  Jesus commanded us to make disciples of other people, including people very different than ourselves.

Jesus gave us the example by pouring  His life into…

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Search for the Lord and His strength.  Always seek His presence. - Ps 105:4

It's worth your time to search for God.  If you knock, He'll answer the door.  You can come into His presence because Jesus is the bridge to Him.

Why don't you look into Jesus ? - He's got the answer!

© 2015 Ch…

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Like a Moth drawn to the Flame

An angel of the Lord came at night, opened the gates of the jail, and brought them out. Then he told them, “Go to the Temple and give the people this message of life!” - Acts 5:19-20

The guards reported to their leaders: "The Apostles aren't in the jail. They must have run away. -- No, wait, t…

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Eye of the Tiger

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?  -1 Cor 15:55

"Death, you ain't so bad! You got nothin! You shoulda never came back!" -- You can trash talk Death like that -- because Death is a loser.

The worse this world and the devil can throw at you is death. But Jesus whooped de…

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Only Human

He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust. Ps 103:14

You're only human and you make mistakes. If you're not sure about that, ask your kids.

The amazing thing is that Jesus loves you like you are. He died for you when you were at your worst, and He hasn't stopped loving you now.

Now …

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Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Hab 3:18

Habakkuk is a very cool book written by a cool guy! Not only was he an awesome guitar player, he wanted to use it along with the praise team in the temple to rock-out for God (who was his Rock).

In the middle of t…

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Perfect Peace

You'll keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You! - Isa 26:3  

It never helps to worry, and it never hurts to pray.  Thinking about Jesus will give you peace, because you know He's in control.  Nothing catches Him by surprise and nothing can derail His p…

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With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the living God. - Ps 84:2

Carnival is celebrated in every remote corner of Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. In the US, New Orleans joins the party with Mardi Gras. There are colorful floats, excitement, music, and dancing.  But…

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Words of Life

The Spirit alone is the One who gives eternal life. Human effort accomplishes nothing. - John 6:63

Many of Jesus' disciples deserted Him when they heard Him teaching. They wanted Him to be their king and religious leader, but they weren't ready to accept Him as their God and Savior.


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