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  • Keep calm, He has overcome the Sin of the world
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    Keep calm

    “All this I have told you so that you will not fall away.  They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, the time is coming when anyone who kills you will think they are offering a service to God.  They will do such things (Sin) because they have not known the Father or me.” John 16:1-3 “I told you so.” No one likes the phrase, “I told you so.” The bible is full of prophecies that pertain to today. I opened my bible and immediately came to John 16. It was Jesus talking about the coming rejection. Meaning, a world that has completely turned away from God. It is all too often…

  • Hopewell Rocks
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    Pebbles

    “And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.” Ezekiel 36:26 One of my favorite pastimes as a kid was to go to the beach and skim rocks on the water. On a recent trip to a place called Hopewell Rocks in NB Canada, I was reminded of some very important principles of life; a principle of the heart. Hopewell Rocks is a beautiful place that attracts many tourists, as you get to walk on the ocean floor after the tide has gone out,…

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    When life throws you lemons

    “And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.” Genesis 1:29 (NKJV) There is that old saying that when life throws you lemons you can either duck or make lemonade. So to make the lemonade, you simply have to squeeze the lemon juice, add water, sugar (optional), and of course filter out the seeds.  What then do you do with the seeds? Throw them out of course. I cut open a lemon the other day to put in hot water and was annoyed that I had to…

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    Humility before honor

    “Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.” Proverbs 18:12 I have heard the saying, “death before dishonor,” on many an occasion. Usually while watching war movies. I often wonder – what does that really mean? Does it mean that one would fight to the point of death before bringing shame to one’s country? Or does it mean that you would rather die than face losing? To fight for one’s country is probably one of the greatest forms of humility. Jesus himself died to save us, even though we did nothing to earn it. In return, we were given a promise that we would never…

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    Light and Dark

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.”John 1:1-5 NIV I was sitting outside this morning next to my hydrangea bush.  It was slightly overcast, yet a bright ray of light shone down.  I noticed how beautifully the leaves were illuminated.  I took this photo with my cell phone … no edits required.  The sun…

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    Sphere of Influence

    “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Acts 20:35 (NIV) Everywhere we go, we have a ‘Sphere of Influence.’ Wherever you are right now, look around you. A simple smile, kind gesture, motivational word, or the opposite has the power to influence someones mood, outlook, and motivation in how they approach their day, or those around them. A lot of what we value is learned by society, unless we have been transformed by the power of new thinking. The thinking that comes…

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    He is Risen!

    “It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.”When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23:44-46 A darkness may have come over the land at one time, and may still seem that way at times, but be assured that He has risen! He is still alive and powerful today! No matter what storm you face, Jesus is there in the midst, shining a light ready to help you fight…

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    Windows of Opportunity

    And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15 There comes a time in our lives when we are faced with windows of opportunity. Usually they appear during a time of crisis, or a moment of decision. There are also windows of testing, and windows of blessing. When Noah was asked to build the ark, it was his window of opportunity.…

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    Life Support

    “So we, being many, are one body in Christ, and every one members one of another.” Romans 12:5 (KJV) Today after church a man we all held dear was in a car accident with his wife and friend. This friend had decided to come back to church with him, a week after he was saved. At the age of 76 he gave his heart to God. Before church was out the pastor had us pray with his new friend, almost with a sense of urgency. I figured as a new christian of course that would make sense. Little did we know what was about to occur. I got a text…

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    Smoke and Mirrors

    And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11 I used to play baseball as a child, and I had the tendency to get easily distracted during a game. Nevertheless, I had a place on the team and a task to carry out. God has put us into specific positions in the body of Christ for such a time as this. If we allow ourselves to get distracted, we risk not completing our task, and we hold everyone else up in the process. I you are on third…