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Think of a screwdriver, I can put it to good or evil use. I can use it to assemble a bike for one of my grandchildren or tighten a screw on my mother’s storm door or I could use it as a weapon and turn it on someone. I could walk out into the parking

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Money Is Not The Problem

The love of money is the root of all kinds of evil. Please note that money is not the problem, but the LOVE of money itself. That is why so many folk are haters, they don’t understand money. Money itself isn’t evil – its merely a tool with which we are able to do things.

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Contentment Is Not A Feeling

You may ask, what about this feeling that I have? You say, “I don’t feel content.” We only become discontent when we want MORE than food and shelter or when we want OTHER food and shelter than what we have. The problem is that we often look for contentment and satisfaction in our circumstances rather

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Do Your Part

God has promised to take care of the necessities of our lives and of course we need to be diligent in applying ourselves to the means of provision that He has given — do your job well! God gave it to you. Take good care of your family, they are from God. But also know

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True Contentment

A Christian’s contentment is found by finding satisfaction in what Christ provides. No more no less. It’s the confidence in the love, wisdom, and power of God. It’s the result of faith that when Jesus said, “it is finished,” it was finished indeed. So when we are content, we are at peace because we rely

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Godliness

Have you ever thought about what godliness is? Godliness is a word that comes to us out of ancient religion and means to be devoted. It referred to people who were genuinely devoted to God, and not merely going through the motions of religion because that’s what is expected. In the Bible, godliness is an

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True Worship

True worship of God should be a life changing experience.  Napoleon Bonaparte once said, “if Socrates would enter the room we should rise and do him honor, but if Jesus Christ came into the room we should fall down on our knees and worship him.”  That’s the kind of life change that real worship evokes.  

Your Life Is Not Defined By Your Past

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 are flawed.  They all stumbled and fell short.  Everyman and woman listed in Hebrews 11 sinned at some point in their lives (some

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The Foundation of Our Faith

Christianity is a faith based upon the solid foundation that Jesus Christ is God’s only begotten Son, that he was crucified for our sins, that He died and was buried in a cold dark tomb, and that He rose from the dead after three days. Christians have faith that Jesus ascended to the right hand

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Faithfulness Is What Moves God

Some people are intimidated with in the presence of others who seem more intelligent, more religious and who seem to have it all together; but we need to recognize that God is glorified though our weaknesses. God is not interested in how intelligent we are or how well we perform. He is only interested in

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Real Strength

Just as there are many other verses in the Old Testament that tell us our strength, like Samson, lies with God; there are verses in the New Testament that tell us the same thing. For instance, in John 15:5 it is recorded that Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides

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Strength From God

Many people mistakenly think that Samson’s strength was in his hair. Samson had his strength because God’s angel had come to him with a promise. His strength came from God.  Remember, David wrote: “The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts; so I am helped, and my heart exults, and

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Our Lives Have Purpose

Ephesians 2:10 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. We have free will and it is ours to make right choices, but

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No Coincidences

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

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Faith Connection

A key element about the seasons is that they continually change: change is the only constant. Seasons also contain a paradox, they are moments in time. We must know that our wholeness, our completeness is not based upon our successes within a season. We must know that our completeness is based upon our relationship to

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