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Under Control, Stand Strong

  When you read the title of this month’s message of encouragement, what came to mind? Did you think this would be a message about you having the circumstances of your life “under control” so you could “stand strong”? If so, you’re right, but perhaps not in the way you might think I have intended. […]

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Build a Foundation with Bible Memorization

  People today are busy. We go non-stop 24/7 and are pulled in a million directions. We need strength, wisdom, and hope. We are at times desperately short of reliable information to raise children and live with a happy heart in a happy home. We need to look no further than the Bible. It is […]

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Lessons on Leadership from the Life of King David

A godly father once told his son, a young pastor, to write down in his Bible the names of ten other young pastors like himself who were attending Bible College. As the years passed one by one, he drew a line through those young pastors who began well but left the ministry. Why do Christian […]

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Called to Teach

  “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” You’ve heard the popular saying, implying that people with real practical skills are out doing constructive things while those who can’t cut it in the “real world” find a less demanding refuge in teaching. The truth is nearly the exact opposite: Those who can, teach. Those […]

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When Your Faith is Tested

  Suffering and trials are a normal part of life in a fallen world, and it’s during these times that a person’s faith in God will be tested. It’s not a question of if your faith will be tested, but when. So, what should you know and do as you handle these tests of faith? […]

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Nationwide Initiative Draws People Back to Church

  Almost 30,000 churches nationwide as well as over 1,400 churches internationally are participating in a strategic program in September to intentionally draw unchurched and dechurched people in and to help them to make lasting connections in the local church. What is the distinction between unchurched and dechurched people, you may ask? Simply, the unchurched […]

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Rescue for the Bitter Heart

  Here is the scenario: a person who has been wounded in heart seeks counsel on how to handle bitterness. As an antidote the counselor offers the Scripture Proverbs 10:12: “Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs.” The already emotionally weighed down counselee sets out to perform this spiritual directive. But, now […]

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A Light in the Darkness

  When news spread that two Tequesta teens – Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, 14-year-old friends, did not return from a fishing trip off the Jupiter inlet after a storm on July 24th – a darkness enveloped the hearts of many. Yet in the midst of this darkness, something great was stirring. Almost instantly, a […]

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Transitioning Through the Seasons of Life

    Schools are starting back up after the summer and the fall season is upon us. Fall is one of my favorite seasons. Most people have a favorite season and one that they don’t look forward to. One thing for sure regardless of how we feel about any season they will constantly come around. […]

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