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Weekly Reflection

Thyatira: The Church Of Tolerance And Sleaze

Jesus gave the church in Thyatira a shout out because they worked hard; they sacrificed for the sake of others and were known for their faith, love, and patience were gracious in their service and hospitality. Sounds pretty good, huh? … Continue reading

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Living By The Power Of The Holy Spirit

Today, many believers are quenching the Holy Spirit of God in their lives. They are connected to the Holy Spirit because He indwelt them at the time of salvation, but then they choose to live by worldly principles. They are … Continue reading

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A Little Bit Of Jezebel – A Touch Of Ahab

The story of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel is truly an important warning to us all. It is not just one isolated story, but a warning against a pattern of sinful behavior illustrated several times in the Bible. There are … Continue reading

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When The Bubble Bursts

What do we do when “the bubble bursts”? When a job we held for years disappears and a new job is hard to find, when a teenaged child turns his or her back on our parental guidance, when a family … Continue reading

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Joseph Of Nazareth: Lessons For Men From A Carpenter

Everyone knows that Jesus’ earthly father, Joseph, was a carpenter and that Matthew calls him “a righteous man,” but we seldom think about the wisdom he handed down to Jesus. As a carpenter, Jesus must have learned many tricks of … Continue reading

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How Is The Fear Of The Lord The Beginning Of Wisdom?

Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Basically, this verse teaches that the fear of God is foundational to true wisdom; all other types of learning … Continue reading

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Loving Others

If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?   For even sinners love those who love them (Luke 6:32). For many people, loving others is a nebulous concept. Fortunately, agape love is very clearly defined in … Continue reading

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An Everlasting Love

I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore I have drawn you with loving kindness (Jeremiah 31:3) One night I came home from work and my wife Joanne met me at the door. “You better go talk to Karl … Continue reading

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