God’s credit card

It's something we've all done at least once––get into credit card trouble. We rack up our limit either on odds or ends, perhaps necessities, and then we wonder how in the world we're going to pay it off. The time comes, and we finally do pay it off––perhaps we're able to pay it off with …

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The Master Craftsman at work in us

It was July 4th, and due to COVID 19, our smalltown historical society museum had been closed for quite a while. But we decided to reopen on the 4th to...well, not such a big crowd. Though, that's unfortunately the norm for the museum. But inside, those of us who were there as volunteer greeters and …

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Being a Prayer Warrior: Conclusion

So even though we can never really know how our prayers are heard, or when God assigns our prayers to be answered, and exactly what role the angels might play as they surround us unseen. What we do know is that our prayers are lifted to the throne of God, and from experience that the …

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Being a Prayer Warrior: Part 3

Paul said to the Ephesians, “With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” You know, I'm not much of an historian. Even though I like history, I wish I had taken more of it in school. I came across this passage that appeared in The Daily Bread. You …

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Being a Prayer Warrior: Part 2

In Ephesians 6, Paul says to pray in the Spirit. What does that mean? In a Pentecostal environment, many would say that this means speaking in tongues. But if you are not in a Pentecostal environment, then praying in the Spirit probably means something entirely different. The point is this, it doesn't matter whether you pray …

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Being a Prayer Warrior: Part 1

Have you ever heard the term “Prayer Warrior?” How many of you have seen the movie, “War Room?” It came out about three years ago, and became the highest grossing independent Christian film in history when it hit number one at the box office Labor Day weekend of 2015. When we think about a war …

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A Closer Look at the Parable of the Sower part 4

We've looked at two types of soil that Jesus referred to in the Parable of the Sower, now let's go to the good soil. Here's what Jesus said: 20 Others, like seed sown on good soil, hear the word, accept it, and produce a crop—some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times what was sown.” I …

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A Closer Look at the Parable of the Sower part 3

Last time we looked at the first type of soil in Jesus' parable of the sower, now let's look at the second type of soil: Jesus said, “ Still others, like seed sown among thorns, hear the word; 19 but the worries of this life, the deceitfulness of wealth and the desires for other things come in and choke …

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A Closer Look at the Parable of the Sower part 2

Mark 4:1—Again Jesus began to teach by the lake. The crowd that gathered around him was so large that he got into a boat and sat in it out on the lake, while all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. 2 He taught them many things by parables, and in his teaching said: 3 “Listen! A farmer …

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