Hebrew 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see (NIV) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (KJV) What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is …

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Present Your Goals to God — He’ll Get You There

Back in December, I received some slacks as a Christmas gift. To my disappointment, the slacks didn’t fit. So, I set a goal to start losing weight. At the beginning of January, I jumped into it headfirst, and, I am happy to say that I have lost around 40 pounds. Recently, I had a conversation with a close friend about …

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The Myth of “Instant Gratification Christianity”

The 21st century has given birth to dozens of great advances in terms of technology. Anything you could possibly think of is available at your fingertips or at a push of a button. However, there is an added effect. Because of these advancements, we can get goods and services faster than we could a decade or two ago. Don’t know …

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God Wants to Do a “New Thing”

Leaving what’s behind I close the doorI’ll not dwell on what has gone beforeI know God is doing a new thingIt’s springing up and I can see itIt’s all around and I can feel itI know God is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thingGod is doing a new thing in this place …

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Seek Ye First

You will probably find this article difficult to understand if you have not first read about Jesus preaching to a crowd in Matthew 6:25-34, so please do so before continuing past this sentence (don’t worry, it is only a minute or two of reading). Now then, let’s please take a look at the verses in a bit of context. Jesus …

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For Such a Time Like This

I just returned from Family Camp at Diamond Arrow Christian Conference Center. This year, due to COVID, the camp is short-staffed and there was not a lot of activity during the day. However, the weather was great, the scenery majestic, and the evening worship services were inspiring, challenging, and life-transforming! The theme of the camp is mentioned above: For Such …

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Using the Fruit of the Spirit for a Fruitful Relationship

During the pandemic it is safe to say that we have all experienced either being bored of being alone, and/or sick and tired of being in the house with the same people. To ease that loneliness, or just to meet new people, some have joined dating apps. According to an article on Fortune, from March to May of 2020 (the …

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The Fish that Wanted to Fly

Hillside Christian Academy had a ceremony for their 2020 graduating class on Friday, 5/28/2021. This ceremony is a year late because Coronavirus lockdown meant that that class did not get a proper ceremony last year. Below was my address to them. As much as I hope that my words were memorable to my listeners at the occasion, I hope that …

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Shrewd as Serpents, Gentle as Doves

There are couple of instances when we read of Jesus instructing his disciples to use the world’s wisdom for heavenly purposes. We recently read from Luke 16:1-13 in our Wednesday evening Bible Study: Jesus told his disciples: “There was a rich man whose manager was accused of wasting his possessions. So he called him in and asked him, ‘What is …

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Upon The Doorpost

Repetition produces understanding. That is why a musician practices for many, many- MANY- hours before they can call themselves a professional. Or why an athlete has to repeat the same movement over, and over, and over, in order just to be the most competitive they can be. Learning a language, or math, or any skill or knowledge area that requires …

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