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The Sacrifice Of Thanksgiving- The Wilderness

Geogically speaking, the wilderness is an essential part of our eco-system in maintaining life. It cleans our air and our water. When you look at the wilderness however, it can often seem wild and chaotic.

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The Heart Of Intercession

This month, we are going to take a look at the prophet Ezra and his attitude toward intercessory prayer. When we hear about intercession, we often associate it with the word petition but what does petition look like?

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Learning From Joseph

 

The story of Jesus’ birth is retold so often that one can be forgiven for thinking there is nothing new to uncover. Yet we often forget Joseph, ignoring his pivotal role, God’s 

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The Lamb and The Cross

As I sat down this evening, I pondered deeply about what I should write this month. I was stuck, with no specific message. Yet, my mind was consumed with thoughts

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The Cornerstone Was Set, Build The Walls

 

Shortly before Jesus’ death on the cross, He tasted the vinegar then said “It is finished.” Then bowing His head, He yielded His Spirit.

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The Word is More Than Words

 

 

As I sat in front of my laptop, I contemplated on what I would write this month.  Many ideas swirled throughout my brain. Yet, I was hesitant.  A good concept, would not be good enough. So, the question surfaced; what does the Lord want me to shine a light upon?

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He Will Build Up Jerusalem

 

 

A message to the broken-hearted. A message to the weak. A message to those who God has called to do mighty things for His kingdom, yet all you can see is your infirmities. God WILL build you up. God is aware of your brokenness. 

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A Time To Pray And A Time To Act

Exodus 14 tells of the Israelites' escape from the oppressive regime in Egypt. It was a time fraught with uncertainty, fear and lack of support of Moses.
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The Body Of Christ

 

Look at the picture above.

 

Now, consider your own body. When you fall sick, is it not because an area of the body isn’t working properly? How much more then, do we impact the body of Christ when we are out of touch with God’s will?

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Too Much To Lose

Mark 10:17-31

 

17 As Jesus was starting out on his way to Jerusalem, a man came running up to him, knelt down, and asked, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”

18 “Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good.19 But to answer your question, you know the commandments: ‘You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.’[a]

20 “Teacher,” the man replied, “I’ve obeyed all these commandments since I was young.”

21 Looking at the man, Jesus felt genuine love for him. “There is still one thing you haven’t done,” he told him. “Go and sell all your possessions and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.”

22 At this the man’s face fell, and he went away sad, for he had many possessions.

23 Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the Kingdom of God!” 24 This amazed them. But Jesus said again, “Dear children, it is very hard[b] to enter the Kingdom of God.25 In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God!”

26 The disciples were astounded. “Then who in the world can be saved?” they asked.

27 Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”

28 Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said.

29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life. 31 But many who are the greatest now will be least important then, and those who seem least important now will be the greatest then.[c]

 

As we look at the story of the rich man, we see that he became sorrowful when Jesus told him to sell his possessions. He was sad, knowing he owned a lot and probably could not fathom losing it all. Often, we look at the rich man and ponder how on Earth it was possible to be in the presence of Jesus; and not be willing to give up everything. However as I glance upon my own life, I can’t help but ask the question: Am I afraid to lose some stuff? We- like the rich man, can also become accustom to what we have acquired in our lives.

 

Question: What do you need to lose, in order for you to follow Jesus properly?

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Are You Walking On Water? (Matthew 14: 22-33)

22 Immediately He made the disciples get into the boat and go before Him to the other side, while He dismissed the crowds.

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Are We Really Surrendered To His Will

 

“Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it” Matthew 10: 39

 

As Easter approaches, we witness an influx of television programs and discussions about the death and resurrection of Jesus. Many also decide to attend church, observing Easter Sunday with their families.

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The Sanctification of the Lord

 

"Israel, Israel!" Do you not hear the cry of the Lord? 

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The Purpose of Rain Part 1: Growth & Suffering For A Season

 

It begins in Genesis chapter 1. God said “Let there be light” and there was light (v3). By His word, we witness Him commanding things into existence and creating order. From the beginning, there is a method to how God works and we see that continue into Genesis chapter 2:

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