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Being "Light-Hearted"

Paul prayed that the hearts of the Christians in Ephesus “might be flooded with light”. (1:18; Amplified) It’s the verse on which the chorus, … 251 more words


Sermon Highlight: Blessings of Suffering

Blessings of suffering? Is there such a thing? Yes, there is!

1. Suffering is for our salvation and the salvation of others.

Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer.

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Searching for a New Pastor: A Brief Theology

I am now in my third successive church searching for a new pastor. On this topic, I’ve seen (up close) the very good, the bad, and the very ugly. 112 more words

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"Awakenings" (sermon excerpt)

From a Roman prison Paul wrote, “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you,…”  638 more words


"How I Almost Lost the Bible"

 This brief story represents precisely why I am pursuing a Masters Degree in Apologetics.

Like Dr. Thornbury, the story’s author, “I covenanted with God to help people like the 18-year-old version of —people who are on the boundary of leaving the church, and… 113 more words


The 23rd Psalm

“It has charmed more griefs to rest than all the philosophy of the world. It has remanded to their dungeon more felon thoughts, more black doubts, more thieving sorrows, than there are sands on the sea-shore. 237 more words


Sermon Highlight: Change Happens

The pastor was reading from Isaiah 43. “God says, ‘Behold, I will do a new thing…’ (vs. 19). A new thing… God often plans change–major life changes. 1,083 more words

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