A Promise of Life That Delivered Death

Oh, how the cunning serpent slithered his way into the hearts of Adam and Eve! He made a promise of life, to “be like God,” but he could not deliver on his promise (See Genesis 3:2-8). The life the devil promised lead only to death . . . it always has and it always will. […]

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Forecasting Faith

We all understand the concept of weather forecasting, which is a prediction meteorologists make about what the weather will be on the basis of correlated atmospheric observations. They study and analyze all available pertinent data and make an educated guess about what is most likely to occur. This month, I would like to share a […]

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Graven Images

“You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God” (Exodus 20:4-5a). When we read the second commandment in […]

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Curb Clappers

We are in a sermon series on Romans at The Cross and I wanted to share with you a single verse we took a look at that I think will be a source of great encouragement to you this month. It certainly was for me. The verse is Romans 1:12 which says, “When we get […]

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Three Words to Live By!

  You’ll quickly recognize the three words I am referring to in this month’s title when you reflect for a moment on the wilderness experience of our Lord Jesus Christ. Let’s take a look. ‘Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the Devil. After fasting 40 days and […]

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MID-DAY became MID-NIGHT!

(Scroll down to leave a comment on this awesome change from mid-day to midnight) “When the sixth hour had come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, ‘Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?’ which means, ‘My God, my God, why have you […]

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A New Thing!

We stand at the threshold of yet another year and, if God gives us the next 12 months, the question we need to ask and answer is this: “How does God want us to live them out?” It is far too easy to head off into another new year focusing in on ourselves and what […]

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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

(What does ’Twas the Night Before Christmas mean to you? Leave a comment down below.) Clement Clarke Moore (1779-1863) wrote the poem “’Twas the Night Before Christmas” in 1822. It is a tradition in many American families to read the poem every Christmas Eve. Here is the familiar beginning portion of it… “‘Twas the night […]

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Unholy Hiding

(Scroll down to leave a comment on your experience hiding from God) When we read the account of the horrific fall of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, we may not give the proper attention to the exchange between God and Adam. “The man and his wife heard the sound of the Lord […]

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Killer Complacency

The dictionary’s definition of complacent is “to be contented to a fault; self-satisfied and unconcerned, especially when accompanied by unawareness of actual dangers or deficiencies.” Sadly this describes far too many in the church today. They have grown so comfortable with their spiritual standing that they have become complacent, to the point where they are […]

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