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Knowing God. Making Him known. This is our focus and challenge for growth in 2019. If we want to know God, we must understand He has revealed Himself in two ways: in His Son, Jesus Christ, and through His Word, the Bible. Jesus is the Word of God (John 1:1) in the body even as …

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Family Reading Resources

FIGHTING FOR YOUR FAMILY MESSAGE SERIES RECOMMENDED RESOURCE LIST The Jesus Storybook Bible: Every Story Whispers His Name by Sally Lloyd-Jones and Jago Amazon Link Seeds Family Worship Parenting: 14 Gospel Principles That Can Radically Change Your Family by Paul David Tripp Amazon Link Shepherding a Child’s Heart  by Tedd Tripp Amazon Link A Lifelong …

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Armed and Ready

Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end, keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints. –Ephesians 6:18 So often, we approach the battle line of each day unprepared. We may be armed with the Shield of Faith, the Breastplate of Righteousness, and even the Sword of the Spirit, that …

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10 Ways to Read the Bible

Would you like to get more from your Bible reading and study time? Perhaps you’re new to the Bible and not sure where to begin? Perhaps you’ve been reading the Word for years yet still not comfortable with studying God’s Word for yourself. It all begins with learning to really read the Scriptures. There are …

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P.R.A.Y.

Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he …

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Lent Devotion Week 7

Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last. – Luke 23:46   Over the past seven weeks we have journeyed through the last words of Christ and the tabernacle furnishings. And each week we have drawn nearer and …

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Lent Week 6

  When Jesus had received the sour wine, he said, “It is finished,” and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. – John 19:30 Tetelestai!  Nowhere in history do we find a more powerful, yet grace-filled statement. Tetelestai! It is finished, it has been accomplished, it has been paid, it has been fulfilled, it has been …

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Lent Week 5

Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.” – John 19:28 Do you know what it’s like to thirst for God? Do you know what it feels like to be so in need of the presence of God that your soul feels parched …

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Lent Devotion Week 4

 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land until the ninth hour.  And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” that is, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”  – Matthew 27:45-46 The curtains of heaven closed and the radiance of God hid from the world …

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Lent Devotion Week 3

Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, “Woman, here is your son,” and to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” From that time on, this disciple …

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Lent Devotion Week 2

One of the criminals who were hanged railed at him, saying, “Are you not the Christ? Save yourself and us!” But the other rebuked him, saying, “Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but …

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Lent Devotion Week 1

When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified Him there, along with the criminals—one on His right, and the other on His left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” –Luke 23:34 We all want an all-access pass. Our desire is to have the privilege of going …

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Prayer Devotionals

How easy it is for us to just gloss over Easter and fail to give proper honor and glory to our Lord and King. Easter is a time for believers to celebrate and remember Jesus’ great sacrifice, His work on the cross, and the abundant mercy and grace afforded to us because of His great …

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The Principle of Praise

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. —Philippians 4:4 “God is glorified in His people when we offer praise in the midst of problems and pain.” —David H. McKinley “Praise of God is a frequent theme in the Psalms, the Hebrew title of which is Praises. Yet praise is a theme that …

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Time with God

Have you ever wanted to be with someone so much that you took advantage of every opportunity to be with them? Maybe you felt this way when you were dating. you were so much in love, you wanted to spend as much time with them as you could…even if no one said anything! Have you …

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Learning to Walk in Love

Life is hard. Relationships are messy. How do we love one another and extend grace when we just don’t feel like it, or when it seems impossible given the current situation we are facing? How do we walk in love? In reading through Ephesians 4:1-5:21, we find some answers as we look at two repeated …

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The Waiting Game

The Waiting Game—have you ever played it? What? Wait?! No, I don’t like the sound of that game. I prefer to do. Waiting is hard! But God does call us to wait in many seasons, and through many of the storms of life. Years ago during a particularly long and difficult waiting season, I opened …

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