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Understanding: Full Riches, Treasure Found

Understanding: Full Riches, Treasure Found

  My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely, Christ, in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine sounding arguments. (Colossians 2:2-4 NIV) Justified?   I could have written this very same letter, however, Paul had great concern for Laodicea, as I do…America. The town of Colosse was located on a major trade route, receiving from […]

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Deceiver: The Devil Plays Dirty- Be Watchful!

Deceiver: The Devil Plays Dirty- Be Watchful!

Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. Watch out that you do not lose what you have worked for, but that you may be rewarded fully. (2 John 7, 8 NIV) No! No! Distracted from Jesus’ teachings and running ahead is not good. 2 John is another quick read, reality check. At some point, this has happened to us all, except not all repent and return to Jesus’ teachings. When brothers and sisters dip into sin, The Bible directs […]

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Natural Instincts Vs. Holy Faith…Last days

Natural Instincts Vs. Holy Faith...Last days

But, dear friends, remember what the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ foretold. They said to you, “In the last times there will be scoffers who will follow their own ungodly desires.” These are the men who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. (Jude 17-20 NIV) Motivating Monday!  Jude is a quick read, with a powerful reality punch. Today is Monday- and we want to be motivated! Fall is beautiful, experience a reprieve from hot […]

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Deceptive Methods- Increase Societal Confusion

Deceptive Methods- Increase Societal Confusion

Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God. (James 1:19, 20 ESV) Forward Friday! Many of us would love to move forward, beyond deceptive methods- increasing societal confusion. God’s Word is vital and approachable for every need we have. When listening to news updates, we want truth- not opinions. Thankfully, I listened to Senator Susan Collins speech and now I’ve listened to Kanye West’s soul pouring out with President Trump. To have false accusations against these individuals is […]

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Urgency: Call God, Prayer Needed

Urgency: Call God, Prayer Needed

Let everyone call urgency on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. Who knows? God may yet relent and with compassion turn from his fierce anger so that we will not perish. (Jonah 3:8b, 9 NIV) Urgency We are calling urgency on God, praying for God’s intervention turning our country back to Him. The economy is turning around, what about churches? The church we attend celebrated 30 years. Our head pastor is a genuine servant of Christ, humbled, pure heart while preaching Truth. What is amazing, he worked with the Methodist authorities and began this church […]

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Fear: Satan’s Mojo, Avoid Being Deceived

Fear: Satan

For this reason I remind you to fan into the flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control. (2 Timothy 1:6-7 ESV) Motivating Monday! A quiet whisper in midst of societal confusion, keep eyes on me- Jesus. The day has arrived like walking a high wire or even a low beam where balance is key- keeping eyes looking ahead. God did not give us a spirit of fear. However, learning God’s Spirit, we explore what it […]

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Sin: No One In Christ, Keeps Sinning

Sin: No One In Christ, Keeps Sinning

Everyone who sins breaks the law, in fact, sin is lawlessness. But you know that he appeared so that he might take away our sins. And in him is no sin. No one who lives in him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen him or known him. (1 John 3:4-6 NIV) Good Day! A good day to read 1 John. Topics include: v 7 Dear Children, do not let anyone lead you astray. In chapter 4 Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, […]

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Good Shepherd: Jesus Christ Knows

Good Shepherd: Jesus Christ Knows

“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. (John 10:14-16 ESV) Motivating Monday! Love, intelligence, and freedom. Three powerful words seen first in one of those fb puzzles. Imagine taking these words serous, becoming target goals to see applied in our daily lives. […]

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Societal Confusion: Spiritual Warfare- Truth Vs Lies

Societal Confusion: Spiritual Warfare- Truth Vs Lies

You are your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, he is a lier and a father of lies. But because I say the truth, ye believe me not. (John 8:44,45 ESV) Motivating Monday! Many have traveled over the weekend from fiction writer’s conference, college students able to be home this weekend, and fall time is here. This is Activity Week for our high […]

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Comfort Vs. Terror, Good Vs. Evil

Comfort Vs. Terror, Good Vs. Evil

I, even I, am he who comforts you. Who are you that you fear mortal men, the sons of men, who are but grass, that you forgot the Lord your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth, that you live in constant terror every day because of the wrath of the oppressor, who is bent on destruction? For where is the wrath of the oppressor? (Isaiah 51:12, 13 NIV) Good The I who comforts is good. The wrath of the oppressor is evil. In this world, good vs. evil. Spiritual warfare is a term […]

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