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God and Sandcastles

October 9, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

“Those who use the things of the world should not become attached to them. For this world as we know it will soon pass away.” -1st Corinthians 7:31 (NLT) The recent sermon from our current series in which the theme was “Life is too long to take marriage and singleness so seriously” was a convicting one for me. I believe the... Keep Reading

Using the Most Terrible to Glorify the Most Good

October 5, 2019 | by: Sarah-Ann Yersin | 1 Comments

I walked away from Sunday's service feeling empowered; the sermon spoke to my heart. It sprouted in my mind memories of past experiences in which I let envy bubble and brew in my heart, and consequently allowed it to seep into my relationship with the Lord and with others (which is never a pretty sight...). Thanks to the Lord's great love fo... Keep Reading

Self-Discipline and the Legitimacy of Pleasure

September 27, 2019 | by: Shea Oakley | 0 Comments

Discipline enables us to enter into, and be abandoned to, legitimate pleasure at the appropriate time. Lack of discipline leads to wrong pleasure being indulged in at the wrong time. A mistake Christians sometimes make is to reject the willful enjoyment of even that which is not inherently evil. The problem is not found in drinking deeply of deligh... Keep Reading

Flee and Pursue

September 17, 2019 | by: Dick Borg | 0 Comments

    The sermon on Sunday ought to be preached in every church worldwide! Our three married children prefer to think that their parents are 75-year old virgins, but their mere existence proves otherwise.      Since I know that preachers don’t have time to say everything that could be said in one sermon, let me share s... Keep Reading

Jess Dawdy's Follow-Up From Haiti Trip

September 4, 2019 | by: Jess Dawdy | 0 Comments

Prior to leaving I was asking for prayer for me to be ok without my own comforts that we are all so used to having here in America. I also asked for prayer for being affected by the sounds of animals and voodoo that happens at night. Great news!! I was very hot and sweaty most of the time, there were many bugs all over, ( I even showered with som... Keep Reading

April Walters Follow-Up From Haiti

September 3, 2019 | by: April Walters | 0 Comments

About a year and a half before I left for Haiti, I knew without a doubt that Haiti was definitely where God wanted me to venture out to. I knew way down I was headed in the direction the Lord wanted me to go. Because I was so sure this was part of my journey, I was excited! I quickly squashed any nervousness that would surface up because I trusted... Keep Reading

“….and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.” Matthew 6:12 (NLT) A little less than two weeks ago I was in a serious car accident. By the grace of God both I and the driver of the other car were uninjured. The other driver had tried to make a left turn using an intersection I was about to pass throug... Keep Reading

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Days of Heaven on Earth

August 27, 2019 | by: A.B. Simpson | 0 Comments

the following is a devotional thought from the founder of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, A.B. Simpson.  ---- I would rather play with the forked lightning than to speak a reckless word against any servant of Christ. I would rather take in my hands live wires with their fiery current than to idly repeat the slanderous darts which ... Keep Reading

What Am I Rooted In?

August 3, 2019 | by: Sarah-Anne Yersin | 1 Comments

I think often the world distracts us, and draws our branches outward and attacks us from beneath. Our roots and the soil around them can be so easily twisted and wrapped up in nutrients we have been told we need by the world...and the scary part is, if we’re not careful to keep Jesus at the forefront of our hearts, we won’t even notice.... Keep Reading

Blessed are the Merciful

July 26, 2019 | by: Paul Tripp | 0 Comments

    I live in Philadelphia, and in parts of the city, streets are populated by homeless people. As you walk past someone begging, you feel a pang of sympathy. How tough must it be to have nowhere to live? What happened in their past that resulted in such circumstances? A moment later, you have forgotten about that homeless person. Yo... Keep Reading

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