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.

Joy Comes In The Morning

Christians should be the most joyous people on the face of the earth.  Why?  Because we are God’s children.  He has given His children the family instruction manual (the Bible) and in that manual, it tells us that even though we mess up, when we repent, “the Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger

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Icing On The Cake

Can I encourage you to give thanks in the midst of your mess?  The main reason everybody, every child of God, ought to be singing and thanking Him is not so much for what He is going to do, but for what God has already done.  When you can give Him thanks for what He

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God’s Way

Sin, or being out of the will of God and doing things your way, has consequences even though it may not seem like it at the time.  Sin takes you farther than you ever intended to go; keeps you longer than you ever intended to be kept and costs you more than you ever intended

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God Wants You To Succeed

When you look back over your life, the mere fact that you are here today is evidence that God wants you to succeed.  You will discover that you have survived your past, so it ought to be all right to stop and give thanks in the present.  Nothing we face is ever as devastating as

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Joy In The Midst of Your Night Season

Have you ever felt like giving up, throwing in the towel?  Have you ever felt like every time you turn around,  something else is broken or late, or something is wrong with something or somebody in your life?  Have you ever laid in the bed at night and your problems have gotten so bad that

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Walk The Talk

There was an article some time ago that talked about a religious  experience that a person had as well as a subsequent conversion experience.  It made you want to shout as you read the account! However reading an article about someone is one thing, but more important when viewing a person’s life, there should be

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Many Bible scholars believe that the error of Gnosticism (knowledge) is at the forefront of many of the New Testament writer’s agenda.    Regardless of the title of the error, one thing becomes patently obvious to the reader – it is not merely what we say – but what we do.

The Obedience of the Confession

There is no doubt that great importance is placed on what we say and the scriptures will bear this out: Prov 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue . . .” Matt 12:37, “For by thy words you will be justified and by your words you will be condemned.” Rom 10:10,

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Believing & Behavior

So often, there is a huge disparity between what we say, & what we actually do. The Bible makes the connection or links “believing” to “behavior.” The two appear to be inseparable. When we try to divorce these two terms (as they relate to Christianity), what we end up with is a mixture of truth

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Money Has Never Yet Made Anyone Rich

Wealth cannot by contentment. Money can buy medicine, but not health. Money can buy a house, but not a home. It can buy companionship, but not friends. Money can buy entertainment, but not happiness. It can buy a bed, but not sleep. Money can buy a crucifix, but not a Savior. It can buy the

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Being Rich Is Not Wrong

It is not wrong to be rich. We must be careful that our urge to be rich does not result in our trampling down the moral fences that we might not otherwise trespass. We probably know people who got so caught up in the pursuit of wealth, that they defied their own conscience and got

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