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Jesus says “Yes!”

Jesus says “Yes!”  There is tremendous power in the word “Yes!”. It is a risk to ask someone to do something for you or with you. They may say “No!” and asking them will give them their chance to do so. We must ask or go through life never knowing what could have been. So,[…]

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Big Bang or Big Voice?

Big Bang or Big Voice? Scientists declare that the most likely starting point for our universe was an enormous explosion of energy 13.7 billion years ago.  They point to evidence that they universe continues to expand and that expansion had to have begun with what is popularly called “The Big Bang”. The Bible opens describing[…]

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness Forgiveness in the kingdom of God is not optional. Forgiveness is to relationships what oxygen is to life. Forgiveness opens up space in us for relationships to continue just as surely as exhaling already used air creates new space for fresh, life giving air in our lungs. To withhold forgiveness is like holding one’s[…]

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Almost

Almost  In many areas of our lives we can get by with “almost.” Truth be told, we would probably go crazy if we had to have everything perfectly done. Even so, there are many areas of life that do not allow us to be satisfied with almost. “I almost loved you.” “I almost forgave you.”[…]

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“Like the dew…”

 “Like the dew…” God says, “I will be like the dew to Israel; he shall blossom like the lily.” Hosea 14:5. ”Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not clothed like one of these.” Luke 12:27 It is amazing how[…]

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The Only Way—From There to Here

          The Only Way—From There to Here Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14:6 In the world there are hundreds of religions led by well intentioned people.  Even so, good intentions cannot save us because they[…]

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Jesus. The Cure for Paralysis

“There is nothing that the presence of Jesus cannot cure.” Mike Wells There are many types of paralysis.  Physical paralysis is the most obvious kind, but there are many forms of paralysis that limit our movement with God. In Luke chapter 5: 17-26, concerned friends bring their paralysed friend to Jesus for healing.  Ripping off[…]

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The Theft of Christmas

The headline of today’s News should be  “Christmas Stolen!”. Stolen by commerce. Stolen by busyness. Stolen by religion. Stolen by family. Stolen by sports. Stolen by lack of attention. There are rumors that  something of the orginal Christmas still thrives in the privacy of some hearts.  As far as today’s public Christmas is concerned the true[…]