Spiritual Warfare: It is Real

Ephesians 6:10-13   Verse 12  “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” We wrestle against an opponent that wants to destroy us. This battle is real. If you believe in Christ, you […]

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Spiritual Gifts: Using and Misusing

I Corinthians  14:13 “What should you do then, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each person has a vital role because each has gifts. One person might have a song, another a lesson to teach, still another a revelation from God. One person might speak in an unknown language, another will offer the interpretation, but all […]

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The contribution of your gift is vital to the functioning of the Church. When spiritual gifts are sitting on the shelf, ignored or unused, God’s Spirit is frustrated. His goal is for the church to be healthy and functioning at a high level. He is gentle and patient. He doesn’t bully us, force us, or […]

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Spiritual Gifts: Given to Some

God wants you to know what your spiritual gift is. God’s purpose for giving gifts is to encourage and grow His Church. in the diversity of the gifts comes unity, and service, and love. He can add a new gift, in His sovereignty, depending on what is required in His church and where you are […]

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Spiritual Gifts: Doing Church Right

I Corinthians 12 – Here are the basics about spiritual gifting: Every believer is given a gift or gifts. No one has all of them. We don’t all have one particular gift. We don’t choose our gifts. Your gift or gifts MUST be used for the good of the Body. You must be willing to […]

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Luke, Following Jesus: The Real Wise Men

In order to know about these visitors to the Christ Child, it helps to learn about the facts about ‘wise men’ and the ‘east’ and the ‘star’.  They were world travelers, known to the world. They were expected to wondrous things, to relate the things of the world to the supernatural. Part of their literature […]

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Epiphany: The Real Wise Men

In order to know about these visitors to the Christ Child, it helps to learn about the facts about ‘wise men’ and the ‘east’ and the ‘star’.  They were world travelers, known to the world. They were expected to wondrous things, to relate the things of the world to the supernatural. Part of their literature […]

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Christmas: My Soul Glorifies the Lord!

Mary was a risk-taker. This risk-taking is all about Trust. Mary trusted God and believed He had her best interests in mind. Mary rejoices with her song to God and reveals 3 important attitudes that please God: She recognized her need for a Savior, a King to rescue her–she has a humble heart. She recognizes […]

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Mary was a risk-taker. This risk-taking is all about Trust. Mary trusted God and believed He had her best interests in mind. Mary rejoices with her song to God and reveals 3 important attitudes that please God: She recognized her need for a Savior, a King to rescue her–she has a humble heart. She recognizes […]

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Following Jesus: Make Me Mary

Luke 1  God sends a powerful angel to an unknown place and an unknown girl…and she asks, “Why me?” We want all of God’s good gifts but are we saying. ‘Be it as you wish’ or ‘not me!’  Do we expect God to do amazing things but not through us?  So why Mary? Because she […]

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