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Confidence: Who Are We? Overcoming Temptation…

Confidence: Who Are We? Overcoming Temptation...

For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet, was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:15, 16 NIV) Confidence The key word today is confidence. The difference between falling into vaping, drugs, alcohol is confidence. People who do these may carry lots of arrogance and pride- all a false sense of confidence. […]

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Mocked: God says, Not. Understanding Basic 101

Mocked: God says, Not. Understanding Basic 101

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that he will reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. (Galatians 6:7, 8 ESV) Forward Friday! Every college degree begins with 101 classes. A basic understanding of facts necessary for higher levels. True- not all individuals desire higher level learning, same for Christians. We either believe in Jesus or not- this does not change God. Higher level learning about God avoids being deceived. He […]

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Spirit and Truth: Freedom Vs. Bondage

Spirit and Truth: Freedom Vs. Bondage

Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirt and in truth. (John 4:23, 24 NIV) Honest? Why do people want our President’s life miserable? When Jesus dealt with Pharisee’s fury over performing miracles, He remained in God’s Will. It will be interesting if the new House members that presented themselves as moderates, will remain honest or be openly socialist and progressive. In life, Christians develop maturity by […]

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Deceived: Avoid Wide Gate, Destruction

Deceived: Avoid Wide Gate, Destruction

“Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toll you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. (Genesis 3:17b-19 NIV) Motivating Monday! The excitement is in Cape Girardeau, Missouri! President Trump, Sean Hannity, Lee Greenwood, and Rush Limbaugh will be in town for tonight’s rally- vital […]

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Remain: Faith, Hope, and Love…The Greatest Is…

Remain: Faith, Hope, and Love...The Greatest Is...

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Follow the way of love and eagerly desire spiritual gifts…(1 Corinthians 13:13- 14:1a) Forward Friday!  I never realize God’s pick for scripture till I sit down to write. There can be experiences remembered, lessons learned, or what crosses my path during the day. For instance, while waiting at a red light, and seems like yesterday was a red light day. I finally admitted…Ok! God, I did not spend adequate time in prayer. God and I have lots of conversations over red lights. There before […]

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Furious? To Do Good or To Do Evil? Answer Is….

Furious? To Do Good or To Do Evil? Answer Is....

Then Jesus said to them, “I ask you, which is lawful on the Sabbath: to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy it?” He looked around at them all (Pharisees and teachers of the law), and then said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He did so, and his hand was completely restored. But they were furious and began to discuss with one another what they might do to Jesus. (Luke 6:9-11 NIV) Furious? But they were furious and began to discuss what they may might do to Jesus…furious over what? The Pharisees and […]

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Immeasurable: God’s Power At Work Within

Immeasurable: God

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. (Ephesians 3:20, 21 NIV) Protection As I want us to hear good news, we must realize situation near our borders is about to change course of our country. Praying God’s protection as their forced invasion seems to be what they want- or led astray believing they want. When waving their own country’s flag, they […]

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American: Strong, Courageous Vs. Frightened, Dismayed

American: Strong, Courageous Vs. Frightened, Dismayed

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9 ESV) Motivating Monday!  Joshua 1:9 is a well known Bible verse. The story of Jericho’s walls falling by God’s instructions to Joshua. We learn these stories early on in church. However, the book of Joshua is filled with much more and timing is impeccable to be studied in BSF. As the promise land was for the Israelites, American individuals are born free in our own land. Order Our forefathers […]

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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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