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  • Church Gatherings - Hebrews 10:25

    Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.Hebrews 10:25For what reason do Christians meet together every Sunday?  What is the purpose of our assemblies?  I suppose this is one ...
  • Ephesians 3:2-12

    "The mystery of Christ is that all nations are associated with the same heritage, with the sharing of the same promise" Ephesians 3:2-12Brothers and sisters, you have learned, I believe, of what the grace that God has given me for you consists of: by revelation he has made known the mystery to me,...
  • Galations 3

    "Grace, can only be for someone who has transgressed against the law. Therefore, how can someone obtain grace, if they're in denial of the law."Galations 3Transgression of the moral law is our improper conduct, our disobedience to  God in going against His Word, which also involves wrongdoing...
  • Acts 11:11-18

    [The apostle Peter explained,] "11:11-18 "And, look you, thereupon, three men, who had been sent to me from Caesarea, stood at the house where we were. The Spirit told me to go with them and to make no distinctions. These six brethren also came with me and we came to the man's house. He told us ho...
  • Proverbs 20:1 - Drinking Alcohol

    Wine is a mocker and beer a brawler; whoever is led astray by them is not wise.Proverbs 20:1 This proverb depicts wine and strong drink as actors in their own right. Wine mocks; it starts fights; and it makes people foolish. The personification suggests wine’s power to enslave, so that user...
  • Verse of the day - Deuteronomy 10:21

    He is your praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.  Deuteronomy 10:21He is our praise! The God who parted the Red Sea and supplied manna to the Israelites in the wilderness is also the God who did the most amazing miracles in u...
  • Hosea 10:12

    Sow for yourselves righteousness, reap the fruit of unfailing love, and break up your unplowed ground; for it is time to seek the LORD, until he comes and showers righteousness on you.  Hosea 10:12What a beautiful challenge! Even more beautiful is the promise that God will help us break up th...
  • Verse of the day - Jeremiah 10:7

    Who should not revere you, O King of the nations? This is your due. Among all the wise men of the nations and in all their kingdoms, there is no one like you.  Jeremiah 10:7Presidents, kings, and rulers have a host of "wise" and diplomatic counsellors. Many also surround themselves with peopl...
  • Confrontations

    ConfrontationsTo confront is to face someone or something, especially in a challenge. Some confrontation is unavoidable in life. We confront our fears so that we don’t allow them to rule us. We confront error when to ignore it would cause harm. Jesus had several confrontations with those who...
  • Acts 5:12-16

    Acts 5:12-16  12 The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. They would come together regularly at Solomon’s Porch.  13 No one from outside the church dared to join them, even though the people spoke highly of them.  14 Indeed, more and more believers in th...
  • Be humble

    Be humbleIt’s never easy to humble oneself, and when our path demands humility of us, we can easily slip up. Humility can be thought of as the absence of pride, just as darkness is the absence of light. We cannot become more humble by concentrating on humility, as it becomes a beginning of p...
  • If you can

    "If you can?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for one who believes." Mark 9:23A desperate father comes to Jesus with a request for help and says, "But if you can do anything, take pity on us and help."If there is anything Jesus can do to help? If? If! Jesus tells the desperate father that ever...
  • Your Faith Can Heal Others

    Your Faith Can Help Others This is a hard question to answer in a short post. Many books have been written on the subject. And yet, it can be so involved, and even so personal, the answer never seems to become clear to many people. Do you want to have faith? This may sound absurd, but your own e...
  • Virtues

    Virtues (opposite of sin) This is a short reference of the 7 most sought after virtues.Virtues are habitual and firm dispositions to do what is morally good. The Catholic Church teaches that, by creating habits to do good and giving the best of ourselves, one can become more like God and overcome...
  • Pride is a sin

  • Repentance

    We live in a world where there is little or no repentance. How many sins do we have to repent of in our lives. I am at times, troubled with my sins of passion, not just for the shame it will cause but also of it being evil. I haven't given way to it and come to thee for strength to that end.Most p...
  • Blessings

    Blessings You hear ministers say it all the time. Some of you bow your head for it. Others hold out your hands. And others look up to the Lord. One man used to say “Minister, when you pronounce the benediction, let the words drip like honey.” We want to receive these words like a ric...
  • Sermon - Who is on the Lord's side?

    Who Is on the Lord's Side?The Gospel of John (John 6:51-71)Sermon by Rick CrandallBACKGROUND:*Please open your Bibles to John 6. At the beginning of this chapter, Jesus multiplied five small loaves of bread and two little fish until it was more than enough to feed 5,000 men, plus thousands more wo...
  • Verse of the day - John 6:68

    Simon Peter answered him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68When Jesus asked his disciples if they would leave him like everyone else had, Peter's response is powerful and great. He knew where truth originated! He had heard the voice on the Mountain saying, ...
  • Verse of the day - 2 Corinthians 8:20-21

    We want to avoid any criticism of the way we administer this liberal gift [the money that had been given for the Christians in Jerusalem]. For we are taking pains to do what is right, not only in the eyes of the Lord but also in the eyes of men.2 Corinthians 8:20-21We want to be generous in helpin...
  • Verse of the day - Isaiah 8:19

    When men tell you to consult mediums and spiritists, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead on behalf of the living?  Isaiah 8:19These verses are a gloomy prophecy indeed of the gathering darkness about to fall upon Immanuel's land because of th...
  • Seven Deadly Sins

    The seven things God hates are a series of sins summed up in Proverbs 6:16-19. While these aren’t the only sins that should be avoided, they do sum up most of the wicked things condemned by God. The seven things God hates are the sins that deal with the deep heart motives of the individual. ...
  • Deuteronomy 8:17-18

    You may say to yourself, "My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me." But remember the LORD your God, for it is he who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms his covenant, which he swore to your forefathers, as it is today.Deuteronomy 8:17-18What do w...
  • Covenant Marriage

    Covenant Marriage A covenant marriage is an alternative marriage license. The laws covering covenant marriage vary from place to place. Covenant marriages differs from a standard marriage contracts in that the covenant partners are required to attend pre-marital counselling and would have to wait...
  • Two kinds of life

    From the treatise on John by Saint Augustine, bishop(Tract. 124, 5, 7: CCL 36, 685-687)Two kinds of lifeThe Church recognizes two kinds of life as having been commended to her by God. One is a life of faith, the other a life of vision; one is a life passed on pilgrimage in time, the other in a dwell...