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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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The Ghost of Christmases Past

December 20, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 3 Comments

Early on I grew up with great Christmas’s. Though my mother was an Atheist at the time of my childhood she still loved the holiday. Our house was decorated to the hilt and on December 25th presents abounded. We even had a tradition of setting up an old manger scene which she had received, I believe, from my late grandfather, who she had deep... Keep Reading

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Jesus, The Amazon.com of His Time

December 17, 2018 | by: Serrene Turpin | 0 Comments

The following is an excerpt taken from Serrene's blog: Immovable Rock.  ------------------- “To whom will you compare me? Or who is my equal?” says the Holy One. (Isaiah 40:25).  God surpasses all. There is no real comparison between the mighty works of Jesus and the achievements of Amazon, but I believe Amazon’s glob... Keep Reading

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Jesus - Our Hope and Peace

December 13, 2018 | by: Mandy Mercado | 1 Comments

Galatians 4:4-5: But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.This is my favorite “advent” passage of scripture. It’s awe-inspiring to me because in just these two verses, the apo... Keep Reading

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Insignificant Places

December 13, 2018 | by: Dick Borg | 0 Comments

     “In the fullness of time God sent his Son…” (Galatians 4:4-5) to just the right place—Bethlehem.  Throughout scripture the events of Divine intervention often happened at small and insignificant places.  The fulfillment of Micah’s prophecy of the incarnational birth of Christ Jesus m... Keep Reading

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The Unthinkable Descent

December 13, 2018 | by: Shea Oakley | 2 Comments

Several years ago I went to see a planetarium show in Bradenton, Florida. The most impressive part of it was a segment narrated by Tom Hanks that graphically depicted the size of the known universe. He started with the Solar System and, as he spoke, our point of view kept zooming out from the “local” star system, to the Milky Way, then... Keep Reading

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