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  • Truly, truly I say to you (John 5:19-29)
    John 5:19-29
    John 5:19-29

    The Passage

    This week we are going to study ‭‭John‬ ‭5:19-29. So let’s read the passage, “So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whom he will. For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent him. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life. “Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to execute judgment, because he is the Son of Man. Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”‬

    Truly, Truly

    In John 5:19-29, Jesus is talking to the Pharisees and Jews after being confronted about healing the man at the pool of Bethesda on the Sabbath. We see that Jesus says, “Truly, truly I say to you,” when Jesus says this, He is about to say something that is absolutely true, so we should all pay attention to what comes next. Truly, truly means amen and when Jesus says this, He often meant that what was being said is true and is attested to by first-hand knowledge. Jesus is recorded saying, truly, truly twenty-six times in the Gospel of John. Each time He shares a precious truth with us about who He is and oftentimes about how to have everlasting life with Him, in this particular instance, He does both.

    Only Doing what the Father is Doing

    Jesus reveals the truth that He does nothing on His own, but only what He sees His Father doing. Imagine being so close with God that you could say you only do what you see Him doing. I think that we can have a relationship with God, where He shows us what He is doing and what He would have us do. But because of our broken state of sin, I do not think we can say that we only do what we see the Father doing. Jesus then goes on to say that the Father loves the Son and shows Him all that He Himself is doing. “And greater works than these will He show Him, so that you may marvel”. The reason God reveals what He is doing to the Son is because He loves Him. This means the Father can and will reveal what He is doing through us, if we are listening. One way we still know He is doing this today is through the prompting of the Holy Spirit and through His Word (the Bible). He says that greater things He will reveal to the Son and that they would marvel because of them. Jesus then goes on to foretell what those things will be. Because God is the only one who can perfectly foreshadow what is going to happen in life. He says that as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also will the Son give life to whom He wills. I think Jesus was referring to three things by saying this, first He was foreshadowing His own resurrection, the second is those He raised from the dead like Lazarus, the little girl, and the many others who rose at His resurrection (John 11, Mark 5:35-43, Matthew 27:52-53), and the third thing I think He was foreshadowing, was the resurrection of everyone, some to the resurrection of life and others to judgment. 

    Judgment and Honor were Given to the Son

    Jesus then goes on to say, “For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son, just as they honor the Father.” All judgment has been given to Him, so they should honor Him, just as they honor the Father. This definitely made the Pharisees mad, because Jesus just said that He was to be honored like they honored the Father. He then said, that if you honor the Son, then you honor the Father who sent Him. After this, Jesus said, another Truly, truly statement, this time He is telling us how to live forever with Him. He said, “I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.” If you would like to pass from death to life, all you have to do is to admit that you are a sinner, repent of your sins (repent means turn away), believe that Jesus died on the cross for your sins and God raised Him from the dead, then confess Him as Lord and Savior of your life (Romans 10:9).

    Everyone will be Resurrected

    Jesus then dives deeper into the resurrection that will happen at His second coming, telling us that the good will be resurrected to life and the evil will be resurrected to judgment. What determines which one you are, is not your actions, but your trust in Jesus. I pray that today, you will put your trust in Jesus, so that your resurrection will be to the resurrection of life.  Because whether you believe or not, you will rise again and your decision about Jesus, during your life, will determine where you spend eternity. You need to make sure you are right with God, because we all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God and the punishment for sin is death (Romans 3:23, 6:23). So this week, make sure you are right with God! As Christians, we should seek to draw so close to God, that we feel Him moving and follow His lead. The best way to grow your relationship with God, is through prayer and reading the Bible.

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  • Truly, truly I say to you (John 5:19-29)
    The Passage This week we are going to study ‭‭John‬ ‭5:19-29. So let’s read the passage, “So Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of his own accord, but only what he sees the Father doing. For whatever the Father does, that the Son does likewise. For the Father loves the Son and shows him all that he himself is doing. And greater works than these will he show him, so that you may marvel. For as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life …

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  • Not a Burden but a Blessing (John‬ ‭5:9-18)
    John 5:9-18 The Passage This week we are going to study ‭‭John‬ ‭5:9-18‬, so let’s read the passage, “And at once the man was healed, and he took up his bed and walked. Now that day was the Sabbath. So the Jews said to the man who had been healed, “It is the Sabbath, and it is not lawful for you to take up your bed.” But he answered them, “The man who healed me, that man said to me, ‘Take up your bed, and walk.’” They asked him, “Who is the man who said to you, ‘Take up your …

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  • Unexpected Healing at the Pool (John 5:1-9)
    The Passage This week we are going to study John‬ ‭5:1-9‬, so let’s read the passage, “After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, in Aramaic called Bethesda, which has five roofed colonnades. In these lay a multitude of invalids—blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been an invalid for thirty-eight years. When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had already been there a long time, he said to him, “Do you want to be healed?” …

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  • Start this year off right
    This week we are going to celebrate the start of the New Year. This is not a Christian holiday, but it is a holiday that starts a new season in our lives. Many will set goals as we go into the New Year. During this time so many of us are thinking over the last year of our lives and looking forward to the coming year. During this time as we are looking back, it is so easy to focus on all the things that we did wrong or that needs improvement. Instead of looking at what needs improvement in …

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  • The Christmas Child (Luke‬ ‭2:1-7)
    The Christmas Child The Passage This week we are celebrating Christmas, so let’s read ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:1-7, ‭‭“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while …

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  • The Wise Men’s Journey (Matthew 2:1-12)
    The Wise Men’s Journey (Matthew 2:1-12) The Passage This week we are going to look at the wise men, Herod, and the Bethlehem Star, so let’s read ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2:1-12‬, “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him; and assembling all the chief priests …

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  • Great News for everyone (Luke 2:8-21)
    Great News for everyone The Passage This week we are going to look at the shepherds so let’s read the passage, “And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city …

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  • The Family of Jesus
    The family of Jesus Jesus’ Family For the next couple of weeks, we are going to take a break from our study through John to celebrate Christmas. So this week we are going to start by studying the genealogies of Jesus’ family. The same place Matthew started when recording the story of Jesus and maybe the most skipped passage in the entire Bible. There are two genealogies of Jesus covered in the gospels. The first is in Matthew 1:1-17, this genealogy covers Joseph’s (Jesus’ adopted father) genealogy. One thing that I find most interesting about the genealogy in Matthew is …

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  • He is waiting (Study of John 4:43-54)
    Study of John 4:43-54 The Passage This week we are going to study ‭‭John‬ ‭4:43-54‬. So let’s read the passage, “After the two days he departed for Galilee. (For Jesus himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own hometown.) So when he came to Galilee, the Galileans welcomed him, having seen all that he had done in Jerusalem at the feast. For they too had gone to the feast. So he came again to Cana in Galilee, where he had made the water wine. And at Capernaum there was an official whose son was ill. When …

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  • Rejoice and Be Thankful
    Rejoice and Be thankful The First Thanksgiving This week we are celebrating Thanksgiving and we will continue our study through John next week. Most of us in America probably know the story of the first Thanksgiving, but I will do a brief summary for those who do not. The First Thanksgiving occurred this way, the pilgrims had just arrived in America and that year the winter was very harsh, it was so terrible that it was called the starving time. More than half of the pilgrims died. The reason was from lack of food, sickness, and from having to stay …

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  • The Samaritan Harvest (John‬ ‭4:27-42)
    The Samaritan Harvest The Passage This week we are going to study ‭‭John‬ ‭4:27-42‬. So let’s read the passage, Just then his disciples came back. They marveled that he was talking with a woman, but no one said, “What do you seek?” or, “Why are you talking with her?” So the woman left her water jar and went away into town and said to the people, “Come, see a man who told me all that I ever did. Can this be the Christ?” They went out of the town and were coming to him. Meanwhile the disciples were urging him, …

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  • Thirst no more (John 4:1-26)
    Thirst no more (John 4:1-26) The Passage This week we are going to study John 4:1-26. So let’s read the passage, “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was …

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  • He must increase, we must decrease (John 3:22-36)
    He must increase, we must decrease He must increase, we must decrease He must increase, we must decrease Listen or read The Passage This week we are going to study John 3:22-36. So let’s read the passage, “After this Jesus and his disciples went into the Judean countryside, and he remained there with them and was baptizing. John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because water was plentiful there, and people were coming and being baptized (for John had not yet been put in prison). Now a discussion arose between some of John’s disciples and a Jew over purification. …

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  • Light into the darkness (John 3:16-21)
    Listen or read Light into the darkness, This week we are going to study John 3:16-21. This passage has one of the most famous Bible verses of all time, but I very rarely hear the other verses in this passage discussed.  So, let’s read this passage together, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but so that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is …

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  • Born of the Spirit (John 3:1-15)
    listen or read This week we are going to study John 3:1-15. So, let’s read this passage together, “Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.” Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be …

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  • Our temple cleaned (John 2:13-25)
    listen or read Our temple cleaned, This week we are going to study John 2:13-25. So, let’s read the passage, “The Passover of the Jews was at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. In the temple, he found those who were selling oxen and sheep and pigeons, and the money-changers sitting there. And making a whip of cords, he drove them all out of the temple, with the sheep and oxen. And he poured out the coins of the money-changers and overturned their tables. And he told those who sold the pigeons, “Take these things away; do not make …

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  • Water into wine (John 2:1-12)
    Water into wine Listen or read This week we are going to study John 2:1-12. So, let’s read the passage, “On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Now there were six …

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  • Ladder from Heaven (John 1:43-51)
    Listen or read Ladder from Heaven, This week we are going to study John 1:43-51. So, let’s read the passage, “The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming …

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  • Called (John 1:35-42)
    Listen or read Study through John 1:35-42, This week we are going to study John 1:35-42, this passage is about Jesus calling the first disciples. So, let’s read the passage, “The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God!” The two disciples heard him say this, and they followed Jesus. Jesus turned and saw them following and said to them, “What are you seeking?” And they said to him, “Rabbi” (which means Teacher), “where are you staying?” He said to them, …

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  • Reflecting on 9/11 and praying for their families
    Listen or read Today is 9/11, the day that we remember the attack on our nation, when many lost their lives, the ones who were in the buildings, planes, and the heroes who were trying to rescue those who were inside. This is a hard day for our nation, especially for the many who lost loved ones and friends that day. We need to be praying for those who lost friends and loved ones both on 9/11 and the war that followed it. This is especially important this year, because it has been twenty years since 9/11 and over the …

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  • Jesus’ Baptism (John 1:29-34)
    Listen or read Jesus’ Baptism, This week we are going to study John 1:29-34, this passage is about John the Baptist baptizing Jesus and identifying Him as the Messiah. So, let’s read the passage, “The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks before me, because he was before me.’ I myself did not know him, but for this purpose I came baptizing with water, that he might be revealed to …

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  • Be Prepared to Give an Answer (John 1:19-28)
    Be Prepared to Give an Answer (John 1:19-28) Listen or read This week we are going to study John 1:19-28, this passage is about John the Baptist. So, let’s read the passage, “Now this was John’s testimony when the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem sent priests and Levites to ask him who he was. He did not fail to confess, but confessed freely, “I am not the Messiah.” They asked him, “Then who are you? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” Finally, they said, “Who are you? Give us an answer to …

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  • The Word Became Flesh (John 1:1-18)
    The Word Became Flesh Listen or read Last week I let you know we were going to start with John and study through the book of John together. This week we are going to start with John 1:1-18. But first we need to give you some background on who John was and the purpose of the book of John. John the son of Zebedee was the one who wrote the book of John. John was also the only gospel written by someone in Jesus’ inner circle. The other gospel writers received some of their information from the three in the …

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  • The story behind the blog and the future of the blog
    The story behind the blog and the future of the blog, Listen or read This week, I am going to tell you the story behind Weekly Biblical Encouragement and some plans for the future. There are several things I need you to know to tell this story. First my name is Cas Medlin, I am only 17 years old, I have attended Christian schools and been in Church my whole life. The Weekly Biblical Encouragement idea first came to mind when I was about fourteen years old, but thinking about my life before that, I can see God was preparing …

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  • Can you trust the Bible
    Can you trust the Bible? This week we are going to show you evidence that the Bible is true. So many people think that the Bible is unreliable, because they have been told this and have not researched it for themselves, but many would trust that we know everything that Plato, Aristotle, or Homer said. The main reason is because the world and school tries to convince us that the New Testament is inaccurate, but they do not question the facts about other ancient texts. Today we only have 7 copies of Plato’s works and the closest copy we have …

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  • Spirit instead of law
    Spirit instead of law Listen or read This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” They answered him, “We are offspring of Abraham and have never been enslaved to anyone. How is it that you say, ‘You will become free’?” Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin. The slave does …

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  • Broken
    When we look around we are likely to all feel that the world is broken, but none of us know what a perfect world looks like. So where do we get this inherent knowledge that there is something wrong with the world and with us? The Bible says in  Romans‬ ‭8:22-23, “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies.” See, …

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  • To all the earth
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay. Acquire no gold or silver or copper for your belts, no bag for your journey, or two tunics or sandals or a staff, for the …

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  • Another with us
    This week I want to start with some verses from God’s word, “But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with fury, and the expression of his face was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He ordered the furnace heated seven times more than it was usually heated. And he ordered some of the mighty men of his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. Then these men …

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  • Dry or Spirit
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s words, “The hand of the Lord was upon me, and he brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of the valley; it was full of bones. And he led me around among them, and behold, there were very many on the surface of the valley, and behold, they were very dry. And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these …

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  • Be Ready!
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, ““For it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted to them his property. To one he gave five talents, to another two, to another one, to each according to his ability. Then he went away. He who had received the five talents went at once and traded with them, and he made five talents more. So also he who had the two talents made two talents more. But he who had received the one talent went and dug in …

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  • Our Heavenly Family
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “I mean that the heir, as long as he is a child, is no different from a slave, though he is the owner of everything, but he is under guardians and managers until the date set by his father. In the same way we also, when we were children, were enslaved to the elementary principles of the world. But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so …

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  • Equipped before the battle
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in. And the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days. Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the …

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  • Is it your time
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “Now an angel of the Lord said to Philip, “Rise and go toward the south to the road that goes down from Jerusalem to Gaza.” This is a desert place. And he rose and went. And there was an Ethiopian, a eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure. He had come to Jerusalem to worship and was returning, seated in his chariot, and he was reading the prophet Isaiah. And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go …

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  • Not how we expect
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word,““There he came to a cave and lodged in it. And behold, the word of the Lord came to him, and he said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very jealous for the Lord, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown down your altars, and killed your prophets with the sword, and I, even I only, am left, and they seek my life, to take it away.” And he said, “Go out and stand …

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  • The gift of the Spirit
    Today is Pentecost, the day that the Holy Spirit was poured out on the apostles and then on many Christians. Now let’s start off with some verses from God’s word, “When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the …

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  • Prompting of the Spirit
    Next week is Pentecost when the Holy Spirit was given to the disciples, so this week I want to talk to you about the Holy Spirit in preparation for next Sunday. So let’s start off with some verses from God’s word, “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful …

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  • Power of Input
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. Put to death therefore what is earthly in you: sexual immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is …

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  • Choose Him every moment
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. For the desires of the flesh are against the Spirit, and the desires of the Spirit are against the flesh, for these are opposed to each other, to keep you from doing the things you want to do. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law. Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits …

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  • None worthy without Him
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And …

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  • In Tune
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they kindled a fire and welcomed us all, because it had begun to rain and was cold. When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man …

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  • Here and Now
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves. I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one. They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify …

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  • Alive and moving today
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they went to the tomb, taking the spices they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling apparel. And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the …

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  • Your choice
    Today I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with Him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on His right and one on His left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide His garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at Him, saying, “He saved others; let Him save Himself, if He is the …

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  • Palm Sunday
    This week I want to start off with some verses from God’s word, “Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, you shall say, ‘The Lord needs them,’ and he will send them at once.” This took place to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Say to the …

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  • Miracles we miss
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “When evening came, His disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. But He said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” Then they were glad to take Him into the boat, …

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  • Jesus cures hopelessness
    Since this pandemic started there seems to be this feeling of hopelessness, because we see all that is going on through the distorted eyes of the media. The media is not covering all the good just the bad and if all the interaction we have  with the outside world is through the view of the media, then it is very easy to allow hopelessness to settle in. It is also easy to feel hopeless when all the interaction with our families is  through a screen or from a distance. Another thing that makes people feel hopeless is by being stuck …

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  • Our Purpose
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. And when they saw him they worshiped him, but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the …

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  • Daily Battles
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, …

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  • Seeking Revival
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”” ‭‭Acts‬ ‭20:35 ‬ This week I want to encourage you in these words that Jesus said, that it is more blessed to give than to receive. I believe that God wrote the desire to help others in the core of our being and that it is a constant battle …

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  • The Relationship you were made for
    This week I want to start off with some verse,“In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father …

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  • Storm Calmer
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.” And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to …

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  • Light or dark
    This week I want to start off with some verses, ““No one after lighting a lamp puts it in a cellar or under a basket, but on a stand, so that those who enter may see the light. Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness. Therefore be careful lest the light in you be darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, it will be wholly bright, as when a …

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  • Change in direction
    This week I want to start off with some verses, ‘When we got to Rome, Paul was allowed to live by himself, with a soldier to guard him. Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: “My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over to the Romans. They examined me and wanted to release me, because I was not guilty of any crime deserving death. The Jews objected, so I was compelled to …

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  • The power of looking back
    This week we are going to discuss the power of looking back. So let’s start off with some verses, ‘That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. And he said to them, “What is this conversation that you are holding with each other as you walk?” And they stood still, looking sad. Then …

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  • Nothing without love
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-3‬ ‭In these verses Paul tells the Corinthians, if …

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  • Turning walls into doors
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” And when he came to the house, he allowed no one to enter with him, except Peter and John and James, and the father and mother of the child. And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but …

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  • Are you His Hands and feet?
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as Jesus reclined at a table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw this, they said to his disciples, “Why does your teacher eat with tax collectors and sinners?” But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need …

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  • Celebrating Jesus
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time …

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  • Greatest Celebration
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” ‭‭Matthew‬ ‭2:11‬; “And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:20‬ There are several things we can learn from these verses. The first things we can learn from the wise men and shepherds is that Jesus came for all, from the magi who …

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  • Seeing the needs
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” ‭‭Hebrews‬ ‭10:25. Some people have been thinking about what a post COVID world looks like and I get it, I am looking forward to that day too, but we as a church and as Christians have an opportunity to step up during COVID. Which may not be in …

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  • No longer slaves to sin
    This week I want to start off with a verse, “Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin.” ‭‭John‬ ‭8:34‬ ‭In this verse Jesus says that anyone who practices sin is a slave to it and according to Romans 3:23 we have all sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. So we are all slaves to sin, but back in Bible times there was something called the Year of Jubilee where all the slaves were freed every 7 years and were allowed to live as free men or …

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  • Give thanks to your Heavenly Father
    This week is going to be a little different, I want to remind you that the pilgrims had the first thanksgiving as a thanks to God for bringing them to America and giving them such a successful harvest. I think this has similarities to the Passover in several ways, first where God told them to remember Egypt where He spared them and brought them to the promised land, then in the way they celebrate every year with remembering what God did for them. The pilgrims were a God fearing group that thanked God through prayers and feasting that first thanksgiving. …

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  • Do you have a river of living water
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, ‘Out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’” Now this he said about the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were to receive, for as yet the Spirit had not been given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” ‭‭John‬ ‭7:37-39‬ ‭In these verses Jesus says He is the living water and anyone …

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  • Does your life have salt
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “Salt is good, but if salt has lost its taste, how shall its saltiness be restored? It is of no use either for the soil or for the manure pile. It is thrown away. He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” ‭‭Luke‬ ‭14:34-35‬ ‭God has called Christians to be the salt of the earth. This means when God looks down at the earth He sees someone who is different from the rest of the world. Salt in ancient times was used for many different purposes, it was a …

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  • The storm of the Spirit
    This week I want to start off with a verse, May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13, This week at my house, tropical storm Zeta came through, we had a power outage for 3 days and a bunch of fallen trees. It swept through our entire area and we talked to our neighbors more during this time than in a long time. I was thinking what if the Holy Spirit swept through our land in the same …

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  • God called us to love all
    This week I want to start off with some verses, And behold, a lawyer stood up to put him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?”  And he answered, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” And he said to him, “You have answered correctly; do this, and you will live.”  But he, desiring to …

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  • What is the fruit of your root?
    This week I want to start off with some verses, “For no good tree bears bad fruit, nor again does a bad tree bear good fruit,  for each tree is known by its own fruit. For figs are not gathered from thornbushes, nor are grapes picked from a bramble bush. The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:43‭-‬45  In this passage Jesus uses an example of fruit for those who are …

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  • Our limitless God
    This week I want to start off with some verses, He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. …

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  • A cultural river
    This week I want to start off with some verses, But now I am coming to you, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have my joy fulfilled in themselves.  I have given them your word, and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  I do not ask that you take them out of the world, but that you keep them from the evil one.  They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.  Sanctify them  in the …

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  • Prayer can open jail cells, what will your prayer do
    This week I want to start off with some verses, Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison. And behold, an angel of the Lord stood next to him, and a light shone in the cell. He struck Peter on the side and woke him, saying, “Get up quickly.” And the chains fell off his hands. And the angel said to him, “Dress yourself and put on your sandals.” And he did so. And he said …

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  • He can use even the bad days
    This week I want to start off with some verses, Now when it was day, they did not recognize the land, but they noticed a bay with a beach, on which they planned if possible to run the ship ashore. So they cast off the anchors and left them in the sea, at the same time loosening the ropes that tied the rudders. Then hoisting the foresail to the wind they made for the beach. But striking a reef,  they ran the vessel aground. The bow stuck and remained immovable, and the stern was being broken up by the surf. …

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  • Are you spiritually blind
    This week I want to start off with some verses, But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground, he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?”  And he said, “Who …

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  • Jesus asked Do you love Me
    This week I want to start off with some verses, When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.”  He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.”  He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter …

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  • Pointing to Jesus
    This week I want to start off with some verses, ‘Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to …

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  • Turn your chains into blessings
    This week I want to start off with some verses, About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them, and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken. And immediately all the doors were opened, and everyone’s bonds were unfastened. When the jailer woke and saw that the prison doors were open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself, supposing that the prisoners had escaped. But Paul cried with a loud voice, “Do not harm yourself, for we are all …

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  • What ladder are you climbing?
    This week I want to start off with some verses, we who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.” For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. May the God of endurance and encouragement grant you …

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  • Ambassadors for Christ
    This week I want to start off with some verses, So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of …

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  • Who is your foundation
    This week I want to start off with some verses, Jesus is “ ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone.’  Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:11‭-‬12  This year, for most of us, it has been a rough year. For some of us it feels like every time you come up for air a bigger wave hits you and takes you back down. Given all that has happened this year we can all still have faith in Christ and …

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  • Seeking Jesus for the right reason
    This week I want to start off with some verses,  Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” But Jesus …

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  • Where does your faith lie
  • Mimic Him
    This week I am going to change things up a little.  I want you to imagine that it was a couple of months before the pandemic.  Some of your friends invited you to go and do something that you had never done before or that you hadn’t done in a while. Let’s just say it was some kind of sport like mountain biking or mountain climbing or some kind of extreme sport. The friend that invited you was very good at this extreme sport. You decided you were just going to mimic him as you go and try this sport. …

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  • Return to the Lord He is calling you
    This week I want to start off with some verses, In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, the word of the Lord came to the prophet Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, son of Iddo, saying, “The Lord was very angry with your fathers. Therefore say to them, Thus declares the Lord of hosts: Return to me, says the Lord of hosts, and I will return to you, says the Lord of hosts. Do not be like your fathers, to whom the former prophets cried out, ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, Return from your evil ways and …

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  • We are paralyzed without faith
    This week I want to start off with some verses, When he had entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, “Lord, my servant is lying paralyzed at home, suffering terribly.” And he said to him, “I will come and heal him.”  But the centurion replied, “Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof, but only say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I too am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, ‘Go,’ and he goes, and to another, ‘Come,’ and he comes, …

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  • Faith over action
    This week I want to start off with some verses, From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom. And the people became impatient on the way. And the people spoke against God and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food.” Then the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died. And the people came …

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  • He wants to dwell in your heart
    This week I want to start off with some verses, Remember, O Lord , in David’s favor, all the hardships he endured,  how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, “I will not enter my house or get into my bed, I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,  until I place for the Lord , a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of Jaar. “Let us go to his dwelling place; let us …

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  • Seek Him this Easter
    Happy Easter everyone, This week I want to start off with a verse, Now after the Sabbath, toward the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, …

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  • He is waiting for you
    This week let’s start off with some verses, Two others, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. And when they came to the place that is called The Skull, there they crucified him, and the criminals, one on his right and one on his left. And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they cast lots to divide his garments. And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his …

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  • The True Lamb of Passover
    I am going to start off with some verses, Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?” He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.’”  And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover. When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve. And as they were eating, he said, …

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  • Who is Jesus to you
    This week I want to start off with some verses, And when he had said these things, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem. When he drew near to Bethphage, at the mount that is called Olivet, he sent two of the disciples, saying, “Go into the village in front of you, where on entering you will find a colt tied, on which no one has ever yet sat. Untie it and bring it here.  If anyone asks you, ‘Why are you untying it?’ you shall say this: ‘The Lord has need of it.’” So those who were sent …

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  • Wake up and look up Jesus is calling
    This week, I want to start off with a verse, “In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town.”  Luke 2:1‭-‬3 2000 years ago Caesar Augustus was taking a count of the world under his power. God moved in such a mighty way that it changed the course of humanity. He sent His Son Immanuel (God with us). He came and dwelt among men. Well, President Trump is counting everyone …

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  • No Matter what happens he will be with us
    This week I want to start off with these  verses “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ? Matthew 6:25‭-‬27 If God takes care …

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  • Be still
    This past week President Trump declared today a national day of prayer.  We definitely need to pray with everything that is going on. Many of us are staying at home if we can to avoid getting sick and to keep others from getting sick. Even though we are at home we are still doing stuff and staying busy and distracted. But the best thing we can do is take what the Bible says in Psalms 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” and in …

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  • His plan
    This week let’s start off with some  verses, “Seek the Lord while he may be found; call upon him while he is near; let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the Lord , that he may have compassion on him, and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord . For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:6‭-‬9 …

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  • His Provision for today’s world
    Let’s start off with a verse this week, You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah Psalms 32:7 This is a verse by David, it was probably written when David was being chased by Saul. He was sacred for his life and he said that God was his hiding place. In today’s world we need a hiding place that we can go to be with Him and to get away from this hostile world. To allow us to be encouraged by God through His word and through prayer. …

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  • The Same Spirit
    Let’s start off with some verses, “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the Lord rushed upon David from that day forward. And Samuel rose up and went to Ramah.”Now the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a harmful spirit from the Lord tormented him.1 Samuel 16:13-14 Back in the old testament the Spirit of the Lord came and went from people. But in the new testament and in a Christian’s life today the Spirit of the Lord is for all people who believe in …

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  • His Image
    This week  let’s start off with some verses,”Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Caesar, or not?” But He perceived their craftiness, and said to them, “Show me a denarius. Whose likeness and inscription does it have?” They said, “Caesar’s.” He said to them, “Then render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Luke 20:22‭-‬25 In this passage Jesus  says whose image is on the coin, the answer is Ceasars, but whose image is on you? God’s is, so give to God what is God’s. According to Genesis1:27 “So God …

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  • What is truth?
    In today’s world  there is so much information being thrown at you. What is truth? Is truth what we hear from the news or somewhere else.  We all have started to question everything we see and hear. Sometimes we start to ask ourselves what is true and what is fake. Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 He is truth and every word spoken by Him is true and by His spirit through men His word, our Bible was written. Until we …

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  • He wants all of us
    This week I want to talk about a feature that nearly every computer has, where you can tell a certain operating system like windows or mac. They have partial access to your storage but not to all of it. This is helpful because you can have multiple operating systems. For those of you who have Facebook where you are required to have an account to access the full version of the site.  God wants access to your entire life He doesn’t want to hit a wall. You say He can have access to your life at church but don’t touch …

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