Tag: Faith and Works

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When we are struggling with our obedience to God, one of the first things we do is that we feel miserable about who we are, compared to the wonderful Savior we know. When you really see how much He loves us, it is abhorrent to think of how short we have fallen. Instead of coming to Him as we are, failures of righteousness, we hide behind trees in hopes we can avoid His presence… because His presence is “piercing to…

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“By faith Noah, being divinely warned of things not yet seen, moved with godly fear, prepared an ark for the saving of his household, by which he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness which is according to faith.” –Hebrews 11:7 Noah was not a perfect man. However, he was a man that moved when he heard what God wanted him to do and acted according to faith and trust. He was ridiculed by neighbors and mocked by everyone around. Noah could have…

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I remember my first steps in Christ. I stumbled quite often and repeatedly put my foot in my mouth. I had come from a very angry mindset filled with fury, cursing, and a dislike for life itself. Prior to walking in Christ, I would go to church because my girlfriend (now my wife, Joy) was going to church. I had no interest in God, but I had an interest in Joy and wanted to know more about what she believed…

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I have some mixed emotions after realizing last night there was all this news discussion based on a newspaper in NY that quoted Republicans about their thoughts and prayers. I won’t even quote the headline because of its intent. I’m not going to focus on the content of the story because we are not going to have a political debate here. This has sparked a debate in my head for which you have the pleasure, or regret, of reading. ha…

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“I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” -John 14:6 Jesus tells us that we cannot seek the Father without going through Him. He is our ladder, our bridge, our advocate. Some may try to get to the Father through other people on this Earth, whether it is through your parents, your pastor, your priest, or through the life of someone else. But Jesus says it is not possible. He…

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I think we underestimate the power of influence on our minds and behaviors. Many consume TV shows and movies that are “entertainment,” but are actually detrimental to our morality stance. Little by little we consume media that is actually funny and interesting, but unbeknown to us… we are being taught that it is OK to be a certain way and to act a certain way. Slowly our mindset is changed by what we are surrounding ourselves with. This influence can…

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“Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the LORD with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his might, according to all the Law of Moses; nor after him did any arise like him.” -2 Kings 23:25 Josiah was a man of God and at age eight he became King. Right before he became king, his father’s servants conspired together and killed his father in his own house. Later, the servants were killed by…

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“Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. Do not turn to the right or the left; remove your foot from evil.” Proverbs 4:26-27 I know this is not popular in most Christian circles, but it is best for the Christian to guard their eyes and ears from things that are unholy when seeking entertainment. Murder, deception, lying, drunkenness, rape, adultery, fornication, casual sexual relationships, etc. are sins being depicted for entertainment and glorified on the screen. PEOPLE…