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September 21st 2017
One of the verses I read this morning was Colossians‬ ‭3:3‬ ‭(NLT‬‬), "For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God.” My devotional reminded me that the NT speaks of us being in Christ far more often than it speaks of Christ in us. While both concepts are true for believers, I think many Christians need to see themselves being in Christ more than Christ in them. It seems for
September 12th 2017
Last night right before I went into board meeting, I got the news that Rev. Vernon Cargill passed away. He had been failing, but this seemed to soon. My thoughts and the thoughts of our board members were unified about Brother Vernon. He had a great smile and used it often. He was always positive and encouraging. Every time I talked to him, regardless of his physical condition, he downplayed how he felt and focused on God&rsquo
September 11th 2017
n the big storms of life which are sometimes literal storms and other times not, we realize we cannot face them in our own strength. We either reach out to God in faith or we are overwhelmed and end up in despair. There are are all kinds of storms raging right now. Will we exercise faith or experience despair. One of my readings this morning was Hebrews‬ ‭10:23-25. "Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for Go
September 7th 2017
Many of us know far more than we put into practice. This is true in many areas of our lives, but certainly true of the Bible and God’s plan for living life. For me personally, I have been in church, Bible study and prayer meeting my whole life; not to mention college and seminary. I know way more Bible than I practice. Daily communication with God through prayer and Bible reading are essential, so is practicing what we know
September 5th 2017
God has a plan for your life. It is unique and custom made to fit the way you are made. It fits your abilities and circumstances. God’s plan for your life also fits his plan to transform the world. We must let God change and direct our hearts and minds so we follow his plan. Romans 12:1 says, “And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and
August 30th 2017
I read Ecclesiastes three today. There are parts of Ecclesiastes that really bug me and yet there is real earthy truth in the author’s words. Tradition says King Solomon wrote these words. The author defines himself as a king, preacher and Son of David. Listen to his words in Ecclesiastes 3:1-11. “Everything on earth has its own time and its own season. There is a time for birth and death, planting and reaping,
August 23rd 2017
Take 30 seconds and watch the video taken at sunset last night at the beach and meditate on Ps 19:1-2. "The heavens proclaim the glory of God. The skies display his craftsmanship. Day after day they continue to speak; night after night they make him known.” God who created this is capable of recreating new life in you, me and our world. He can create good out of bad. He can turn evil people into righteousness people. Surrender to God those things that are cau
August 20th 2017
At every point in our life we have things to be thankful for and things to complain about. We must chose if we will be thankful or complain. Paul says in ‭‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:18‬, "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” At some point growing up a preacher said we should be thankful FOR all circumstances. I remember having a long conversation with my mom about it; we both thought it was unrealisti
August 18th 2017
Listen to the Word of God in 1 Peter 1:13-16, "So think clearly and exercise self-control. Look forward to the gracious salvation that will come to you when Jesus Christ is revealed to the world. So you must live as God’s obedient children. Don’t slip back into your old ways of living to satisfy your own desires. You didn’t know any better then. But now you must be holy in everything you do, just as God who chose you is hol
August 16th 2017
Rocket reminded me of Jesus' words in Matthew 18 while we were at the park Monday night. 1At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Who, then, is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven." When we went to the park there was a cute lit