The Starting Point To Starting Over

You have a choice and that is you can choose how you’re going to respond to the hurts that you encounter in life. The Bible says that the starting point is to just be honest and accept responsibility for my part in the problem. Prov. 28:13 “A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can

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A Fresh Start

You may have had a financial failure, or maybe a relational failure, or you might know somebody who has had a failure in their marriage. Maybe a moral failure. Maybe you know someone who is ready to throw in the towel or maybe you yourself have really blown it and you may have made some

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Concentrate On Your Future

Listen to what God is saying about our journey. Forget about what’s happened before. He says, don’t think about the past. It’s over. The book’s closed on it. We need to understand that God is far more interested in our future than He is in our past. Some people think that God is stuck on

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Forget About What’s Happened!

Last year some of you said, “ I am going to grow in my relationship with God. I am going to pray more, read my bible more and get more involved in my church. I’m going to spend more quality time with my family.” The list could go on. The truth is, that all of

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New Life

We must always remember that there is an adversary, called the devil, that seeks to still, kill and destroy the abundant life that God has promised. The devil will remind us of our past in order to keep us from enjoying the life that God gave us to live. No, the devil does not want

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Enjoy The Christian Life

How many of you reading this text, “would like to have a fresh start in your Christian life?”  Many of us have made many mistakes in our lives and have experienced many setbacks and failures throughout our lives. Sometimes we allow these mistakes, these setbacks and failures to enslave us to the point that we

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Check Truth In Your Life

If you lie, you have to remember your lies.  If you tell the truth, it is simply the truth.  Our Character is destroyed by our lies.  We have to live by our lies, rather than the truth. If your life is a mess, you might want to check truth in your life.  Too many folk

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Tell The Truth

Dr. Leonard Keeleer, the man who invented the lie detector, concluded that after giving over 25,000 test that people are basically deceptive.  Jeremiah 17:9-10 says, “the heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure.  Who can understand it?”  I think that it is true that most folk don’t want to be lied to.  How

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Not Defined By One Black Mark

Too often we let one black mark against a man define his entire life.  Sometimes we even look at ourselves that way, but God doesn’t!  Every one of the heroes in Scripture was flawed.  They all stumbled and fell short.  Every man and woman listed in Hebrews 11 sinned (and some blew it royally) at

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Created To Do Good Works

Ephesians 2:20 says: “… we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”  Now that doesn’t mean we can’t disobey God or remove His influence from our lives.  But when we belong to God, we can be confident that our lives are not

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Few Coincidences

Proverbs 16:9 tells us, “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps.”   What his means is this, and this is a critical point for us, when a person belongs to God, when they are set apart by God, there are few, if any, coincidences in their lives.  You

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Freedom of Worship

Worship is about Christ. It is about loving Him and putting Him first instead of the forms and traditions of it all. Worship is not about clapping, dancing, bulletins, shouting on cue and having a certain format. Those things are O.K. and encouraged, but they are not the focus. Jesus said, that we are to

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God rewards OBEDIENCE

To grow the Kingdom we must surrender all unto Him. . . Time, Talent and Treasure. It is all His, we are stewards. We manage what is not ours for the owner. Your stewardship is a direct reflection of your love for God. Let’s all make a commitment to demonstrate our love for Him without

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Building The Kingdom of God

Our job as Christians is to bring other people into the family of God in order that the Kingdom of God on earth will come to pass. We are God’s ambassadors for Kingdom building. We have been given our orders through The Great Commission. (Matt 28:19-20)

God Is Looking For A Demonstration

As we begin this week, let’s make a commitment to go beyond talking about how much we love the Lord and show it by demonstrating good stewardship.  Everybody wants the favor of God to fall on them, but few are willing to make the commitment of obedience to His way.