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Where Have You Built Your House?

Where Have You Built Your House?

Days are coming that are going to test the construction of our houses–our lives. Luke six tells us in verse 47-49 how to check our buildings.  First, in order to have a house that will withstand the storms of life one must, number one, come to Him. Then we must hear His words, but merely hearing is not enough. In addition, we must, act on what we’ve heard. He tells us that if we do this, when floods come our…

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The Power in Praise

The Power in Praise

In this week of Thanksgiving our attention is on giving praise. Hebrews 13:15 says, “let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that give thanks to His name.” Two words stand out here to me. Continually, means “without cessation or intermission; unceasingly; always.” So we are to be in a constant state of giving thanks by praise to God. But what if what’s happening looks very bleak? The person you’re praying…

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Choices

Choices

We have a choice. We can do what is right in our own eyes, or we can do what is right in God’s eyes. Therein lies a world of difference. In our society today some folks have a skewed view of right–like the politicians calling for abortion–even abortion up to the day of birth; some even to after the baby is born. On the opposite end of that spectrum is God’s word, which stands forever (Isaiah 40:8) saying, “Thou shalt…

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Fear vs. Faith

Fear vs. Faith

Deuteronomy 1:29 “Then I (Moses) said to you, ‘Do not be shocked, or fear them.’” When Moses was about to die, he recounted the events he and the Israelites shared together in the desert. Today’s passage comes from that recollection. When the Israelites neared the land that God had promised them long before they left Egypt, they sent twelve spies to check out the territory. When the spies saw the Anakim, the giants that lived there, ten came back terrified….

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