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Confidence In God

Where do you put your confidence? With all the finger pointing and claims of personal failure by elected officials, coaches, teachers, and preachers, too, it is difficult to know who to trust. But we all have a need for trustworthy leadership. The truth is that everyone makes mistakes … even looking over our own past,…

Defeating Life’s Obstacles

Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” Joshua 5:13 Joshua is contemplating the walled city of Jericho – a great walled city…

Decrease For An Increase

The Bible teaches us many things that, on the surface, appear confusing. However, after a closer look reveal valuable insight for principles of better life. Here’s a few: – “For whoever wants to save their life will lose it” Matt 16:25 – “… when I am weak, then am I strong.” 2 Corinthians 12:10 –…

Prepare To Cross

“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites.” Joshua 1:2 I realize that we are only three weeks into the new year, but I wonder if you have already run into some…

Finish the Race

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day—and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for his appearing. (2…

The Christmas Affect

On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another…

Consider Christ’s Coming

One of my favorite Christmas songs is “Mary Did You Know.” Certainly, Mary understood that she was giving birth to Jesus the Christ Child, but I believe that as she watched Him grow she was continually amazed. I wonder how many of us fully understand and appreciate what His coming means to the world. Do…

The Ageless Wonder of Christmas

Several years ago, a local newspaper published an article in the Christmas Sunday AM edition concerning the difficult task that “all” pastors have in preaching the same old Christmas message each year. The article described the problem saying with the message has the same characters as always … Joseph, a carpenter; Mary, his young fiancé;…

The Meaning of Christmas

What does Christmas mean to you? Are the symbols and the legends, the music and the poetry, the colors and the traditions, the gifts and even the bills we associate with the season … are these all that Christmas means? Jesus, the Son of God willingly came to Earth to live a human life and…

Christmas Preparation

Preparation for Christmas often takes its toll on people, but it is a great feeling to know that we are prepared and ready for one of the most special days of the year. Real preparation for Christmas happens when we first remember that the celebration is all about CHRIST JESUS – when God came in…