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Rest and Possessions

February 1, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 2 Comments

I tend to be anxious about many things. I think that for most people, including many Christ-followers, this is true to at least some degree. In my case, unfortunately, this anxiety has manifested itself to such a level that it has had a pretty profound negative impact on my quality of life in past years. Through those years I’ve addressed wha... Keep Reading

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Why Did it Have to Be Snakes?

January 28, 2019 | by: Tom Sargent | 1 Comments

One of the most iconic movie characters of my lifetime is the great archaeology professor and treasure hunter Indiana Jones.  Through his epic movie trilogy (I like to pretend that Kingdom of the Crystal Skull never happened) Dr. Jones, played wonderfully by Harrison Ford, became perhaps the greatest action hero of the 1980s.  Through his... Keep Reading

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Anxiety and Fear

January 25, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 3 Comments

Anxiety is rife today and many Christians are not free from it. The condition can manifest itself in a range of ways, from a vague sense of things being not right all the way up to a full-blown panic attack. Anxiety largely has to do with fear. There are two types of fear, legitimate and imaginary. Half the battle in gaining victory over this kind ... Keep Reading

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An Orphan Spirit

January 24, 2019 | by: Laurie D'Amico | 3 Comments

Psalm 91:1-7& 9-11  “Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God and I trust him.  For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease.  He will cover you wit... Keep Reading

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Clothed With Christ

January 22, 2019 | by: Serrene Turpin | 0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from one of Serrene's blogs. To read it in its entirety, or to check out other posts, click here: ImmovableRock.org --------- The one thing I’ve come to realize as a Christian is, even though Jesus’ Holy Spirit lives in me, I’m not immune to rogue thoughts that take my mind off of God (Romans 7:21-23)... Keep Reading

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Wisdom to Rest (vs. Mere Knowledge)

January 17, 2019 | by: April Walters | 2 Comments

Colossians 1:9-10 (NLT) So we have not stopped praying for you since we first heard about you. We ask God to give you complete knowledge of His will and to give you spiritual wisdom and understanding.Then the way you live will always honor and please the Lord, and your lives will produce every kind of good fruit. All the while, you will grow as yo... Keep Reading

A Kicker’s Failure Became Eternally Significant

January 14, 2019 | by: Dr. Jim Denison | 0 Comments

the following is an excerpt from https: denisonforum.org -------- After last weekend’s divisional round, the Chiefs, Rams, Patriots, and Saints are the last four of the NFL’s thirty-two teams still in this year’s playoffs. The combined population of their cities equals 1.57 percent of the US population. In other words, as ... Keep Reading

Honest to God

January 11, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

I suspect that the beginning of our new series on “Fighting for Rest” this past Sunday convicted a lot of hearts, based on the number of hands raised (including my own) for prayer at the end of the message. As in all messages some points make more of an impact on individual listeners than others. What especially spoke to me was the pro... Keep Reading

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We Have a King!

January 4, 2019 | by: Dick Borg | 1 Comments

      We have a king! He was born in the line of King David as the prophets foretold.  However, his reign would be far greater than most Jews could ever have imagined.  He would have no palace or throne but was destined for a crown of thorns.  He would not choose political power but rather the power to transform hearts... Keep Reading

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Come They Told Me

December 22, 2018 | by: Tom Sargent | 3 Comments

It was about 10 years ago around Christmas time when my dad called me and asked if I wanted to come to a concert that was happening near his house.  That year, the group Shane and Shane recorded a Christmas album and their tour happened to bring them to Bayside Chapel in Barnegat.   My dad knew I was a big fan of Shane and Shane and ... Keep Reading

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