Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

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Genesis 19:1-30 (HCSB) The Destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah 19 The two angels entered Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting at Sodom’s gate. When Lot saw them, he got up to meet them. He bowed with his face to the ground 2 and said, “My lords, turn aside to your servant’s house, wash your feet, and spend the […]

What NOT to love

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1 John 2:15-17 (HCSB) A Warning about the World 15 Do not love the world or the things that belong to[a] the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 16 For everything that belongs to[b] the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride in one’s lifestyle—is not from the Father, but is […]

The Disciple’s Race

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Philippians 3:10-14 (HCSB) 10 My goal is to know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 assuming that I will somehow reach the resurrection from among the dead. Reaching Forward to God’s Goal 12 Not that I have already reached the goal or am already fully mature, but I […]

Did God Really Say This?

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Genesis 3:1-7 (HCSB) The Temptation and the Fall 3 Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” 2 The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit from the trees […]

Why doesn’t God do something about…?

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Habakkuk 2:4 4 Look, his ego is inflated;[a] he is without integrity. But the righteous one will live by his faith.[b] Footnotes: Habakkuk 2:4 Hb obscure Habakkuk 2:4 Or faithfulness Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers, Nashville Tennessee. All rights reserved.

Where is God when you need Him?

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Judges 6:1-24 Midian Oppresses Israel 6 The Israelites did what was evil in the sight of the Lord. So the Lord handedthem over to Midian seven years, 2 and they oppressed Israel. Because of Midian, the Israelites made hiding places for themselves in the mountains, caves, and strongholds. 3 Whenever the Israelites planted crops, the Midianites, Amalekites, and the Qedemites came and attacked them. 4 They encamped against […]

Think and Act like a Disciple

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Romans 8:12-13 (HCSB) The Holy Spirit’s Ministries 12 So then, brothers, we are not obligated to the flesh to live according to the flesh, 13 for if you live according to the flesh, you are going to die. But if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body, you will live. 

Battling the Bigger Barn Syndrome

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The Parable of the Rich Fool 13 Someone from the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.” 14 “Friend,”[d] He said to him, “who appointed Me a judge or arbitrator over you?”15 He then told them, “Watch out and be on guard against all greed because one’s life is not in the abundance of his possessions.” 16 Then […]

Back to Worship

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John 4:1-26 (HCSB) Jesus and the Samaritan Woman 4 When Jesus[a] knew that the Pharisees heard He was making and baptizing more disciples than John 2 (though Jesus Himself was not baptizing, but His disciples were), 3 He left Judea and went again to Galilee. 4 He had to travel through Samaria, 5 so He came to a town of Samaria called Sychar near the property[b] that Jacob had given his […]