John 12 – This chapter is the turning point in Christ’s story. From this point on everything He does and everything that happens points to His crucifixion. The Parade into Jerusalem begins in Bethany with Mary’s personal adoration of Jesus and her anointing Him.  As Jesus enters Jerusalem the crowds are rejoicing and cheering, and […]

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Luke 19:45-Luke 20:8  What was really going on when Christ cleansed the Temple? The leaders and teachers of the Law and Jesus confronted one another in the Temple. They were in charge, and Jesus was getting all the attention. He was drawing the people from them. It wasn’t fair!!  Christ revealed the Truth of His […]

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Satan redefines ‘Religion’ in our world today. He wants us to be religious so that we think we are all OK as a spiritual person.  His goal is to keep us unsatisfied so that we continue to search for answers, to go our own way to get what we want. People are deceived by many […]

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Spiritual Warfare: The Enemy

I Peter 5:8-9  The Enemy’s goal is to destroy anyone who loves God. He wants to draw us away from our relationship with God and with others. Deception is his tactic. Knowing the truth, seeking God’s power, and prayer are the tools to resist.Our Lord promises to give us all we need to resist him. […]

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Colossians 1:9-14  “For He has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves.” Our behaviors, our thinking, our will, and our heart are all part of our defense against Satan’s tactics. Often the way we respond can help us determine if our struggles, our sufferings, […]

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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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