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Hope For Today #208 – Faith Has Supernatural Help!
Faith Has Supernatural Help! “Be strong and courageous! Don’t be afraid or discouraged before the king of Assyria or before the large army that is with him, for there are more with us than with him. He has only human … Continue reading
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Is Our Joy Making Enough Noise?
When was the last time people OUTSIDE our building could hear the sound of our rejoicing far away WITHOUT AMPLIFICATION? “And on that day they offered great sacrifices, REJOICING because God had given them GREAT JOY. The women and children … Continue reading
Consequences of Rebellion Despite Repentance!
As a result of King Rehoboam’s unfaithfulness to the Lord, Shishak the king of Egypt attacked Jerusalem. King Rehoboam and the leaders of Jerusalem humbled themselves and God chose not to destroy them and give them deliverance from death. However, … Continue reading
Posted in faith, forgiveness, Leadership Blog Tagged consequences, deliverance, faith, humble, Jerusalem, Rehoboam, repentance, unfaithful 2 Comments
Hope For Today – Jesus Is “The” Way to Heaven!
It’s Palm Sunday! Today we remember the day when Jesus was the hero of Jerusalem. People lined the stone streets in the City of Heaven and cheered their New King, their Rescuer, their long awaited Messiah. And then, Jesus announced … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Discipling Our Children
“And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Parenting Our Children
“Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast.” (Luke 2:41–42, NASB95) Now His parents went to Jerusalem every … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Go … and Speak!
“John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem were flocking to him, and they were baptized by him in the Jordan … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Blog, Willing Worker Wednesdays Tagged Bethsaida, Capernaum, Chorazim, Christian, Creation, cross, family, forgiveness, friend, Galilee, God, Gospel, Jerusalem, Jesus, John, Jordan River, Leadership, Lord, neighbor, preach, repent, repentance, salvation, serve, sin, world Leave a comment
Turn-Around Tuesday – Fear Tears Away One’s Hope
“I will take nothing but what the young men have eaten, and the share of the men who went with me. Let Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre take their share.” After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Following the Spirit’s Leading!
“And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – The Blessed Life!
“And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male … Continue reading
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