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First Things First

What the Scribe didn’t realize was that the Kingdom of God is found in the person of Jesus Christ. Not in repeating His teachings. Not in agreeing with His teachings, but in the person of Jesus Christ. You may go to church, read your Bible daily, do good deeds, and if you were to come before Jesus and asked about the kingdom of God He would say that you aren’t far from it. The kingdom of God is found in the person of Jesus Christ and you enter into that Kingdom when you place your life in His hands. Continue reading

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Recognizing and Exercising Authority

We often have problems with authority – especially when we aren’t the authority. We don’t want people telling us what to do. We’re independent by nature. Still, when it comes to Jesus, He is the authority. His authority comes from … Continue reading

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The Story Within – Mark 5:21-43

Mark used a literary device that my pastor likens to a sandwich. He began a story, he interrupted the story with a different story. Then, when the second story was finished, he went back and finished the first story. This … Continue reading

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December 1 – Using Your Freedom Within God’s Limits

Galatians 5:1-15; Lamentations 5; Psalm 147 “For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For all the law is fulfilled in one word, … Continue reading

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November 14 – Show Me What Ya Got, Don’t Just Tell Me

James 2; Jeremiah 23-24; Psalm 130 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.” (James 1:26 NKJV) Martin Luther didn’t like the book of James, in part because of verses like this. … Continue reading

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November 13 – Wait For It, Wait For it, Wait For It….

James 1; Jeremiah 21-22; Psalm 129 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” (James 1:2-3 NKJV)  There are times when the book of James requires reading … Continue reading

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November 8 – There Is No Easier Way

2 Timothy 4; Jeremiah 11-12; Psalm 124 “For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will … Continue reading

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November 4 – Grow in Faith by Pursuing Godly Qualities

1 Timothy 5:23-6:21; Jeremiah 3-4; Psalm 120 “ But you, O man of God, flee these things and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness.” (1 Timothy 6:11 NKJV)  We live in a world with a lot of temptations that … Continue reading

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November 1 – Dealing With the Problems and Frustrations of Life

1 Timothy 3; Isaiah 36-37; Psalm 119:97-120 “And Hezekiah received the letter from the hand of the messengers, and read it; and Hezekiah went up to the house of the Lord, and spread it before the Lord. Then Hezekiah prayed … Continue reading

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October 30 – Learning to Extend God’s Grace

1 Timothy 1; Isaiah 31-33; Psalm 119:33-64 “And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord who has enabled me, because He counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry, although I was formerly a blasphemer, a persecutor, and an insolent man; … Continue reading

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