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Spiritual Maturity
June 30, 2017

Returning to Our First Love, Part 1

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  Revelation 2:4 (NKJV) Who can forget their first love?  The excitement we felt when that special person entered the room.  The anticipation of seeing them and the connection that was made as eyes met.  The experience of first love, with all its […]

October 12, 2016

Dare to be a Truth Teller

“I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.” (Psalm 119:46, NKJ) Are you a truth teller?  This might seem like a strange question to ask but it provides a great starting point for personal reflection as we close this month’s series, “In Search of Truth.”  We began the series […]

August 25, 2015

Basics for Christian Living: Disciplined by God’s Chastisement

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” Hebrews 12:11 (KJV) When was the last time you asked God to chastise you? As human beings, we are by nature, “pain averse” and are quick to ask God […]

August 19, 2015

Basics for Christian Living: Confessing Faith with Confidence

“I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8 (NKJ) The Psalms have been described as the “mirror of the soul” for they reflect the emotions experienced by God’s people in both historic situations (the nation of Israel) and personal circumstances. They […]

August 5, 2015

Basics for Christian Living: Armed with the Mind of Christ

“Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.” (1 Peter […]

June 30, 2015

Stay on the Path

 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” Matthew 7: 13-14 (NIV) There was a commercial a few years ago […]

May 5, 2015

Watch and Pray

“Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” Ephesians 6:18 (KJV) Thursday, May 7th, will mark the annual National Day of Prayer. Christians across this nation will gather together in churches, auditoriums, and community centers to pray for the nation. It’s not […]

January 20, 2015

Practicing God’s Presence In the Routine

If you were to ask people to list the things they feared, you would probably find on that list, “boredom”, especially boredom in the routine activities of life. This is a common dread for anyone who desires to fill their existence with excitement and vibrancy. There are many differing opinions about boredom. Here are a […]

January 6, 2015

Things I Learned in 2014

“Let us search out and examine our ways, And turn back to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:40 (NKJ) I’ve had several conversations this holiday season with my grandnephew as he shared his impressions and experiences about his first semester in college. Oh my, the memories that came to my mind. The lessons he had learned and […]

November 25, 2014

Spiritual Fruitfulness

“(That you may) walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God.”  Colossians 1:10 (NKJ) The symbols of Thanksgiving are inescapable as we prepare for yet another holiday with friends and family.  We long for the traditional turkey, baked to a golden brown […]

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