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My Best Christmas Present

My Best Christmas Present To know wisdom and instruction, to understand words of insight, to receive instruction in wise dealing, in righteousness, justice, and equity; to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth–Let the wise hear and increase in learning, and the one who understands obtain guidance () With Christmas now […]

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Closer Than You Think

Closer Than You Think “fear not, for I am with you” (a) Not long ago I was watching a television program where a child was being tucked into bed by his mother. The child told his mom to please leave the light on because he was scared of the dark. The mom, very wisely, responded […]

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Meditations and Observations Upon Psalm 1

Meditations and Observations Upon  In Seminary I took an expository preaching class that went over the basics of developing a sermon and studying the Bible. One of the techniques of studying the Bible was that of observing the text. The idea of this exercise was to not use any commentaries or any other study material […]

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Remember, Only God is the Greatest

Muhammad Ali will always be known as one of the greatest heavyweight boxing champions of all time. He was one who had a larger than life persona who uttered many a memorable remark during his time in the spotlight. He was flamboyant, provocative, and one who knew how to entertain in and out of the […]

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What Do You Celebrate?

What Do You Celebrate? I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart and tell about the wonders you have worked. God Most High, I will rejoice; I will celebrate and sing because of you. (CEV) What do you celebrate? That is a rather simple question but when you really think about it that question […]

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Advent Devotionals

Advent Devotionals The Story of Christ’s birth as found in is something we have heard many times. Whether it is through the sermon’s preached during advent, the Christmas Cantata narration, or our daily devotions during Christmas we will likely hear the Christmas story many times over during the holiday season. With this in mind I […]

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My Favorite Verse

“Fear Not” “fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” We’ve all had those moments in our life when we see the foundations of our world begin to shake. For one […]

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How Rest Is Essential In the Christian Life

It is interesting to notice that in the same place where God speaks about the necessity of work within the life of His people, He also tells about the necessity of rest from that work. One thing we can gather from this is that rest is vital for both a healthy physical life but also […]

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Lessons for life learned through David’s battle with Goliath

Lessons for life learned through David’s battle with Goliath David and Goliath, found in , is one of the most well known events recorded in the Bible. It is told to us as children, preached about in sermons, portrayed in videos, and sung about in song. It is an event rich in so many themes […]

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Daily Devotions In Proverbs

Daily Devotions In Proverbs — PDF Download — Plain Text Version — The book of Proverbs is a very unique book in the cannon of Scripture. It is a collection of proverbs or sayings that reveal a truth or good piece of advice. In the book of proverbs we have a collection of these principled sayings, […]

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5 Day Devotion – Unsatisfied

Download Devotional –    DOC         PDF Unsatisfied: A 5 Day Journey To Help Us To Never Be Stagnant In Our Christian Life Day 1 Moses – Unsatisfied with a Small Glimpse Text – “So Moses thought: I must go over and look at this remarkable sight. Why isn’t the bush burning up?” […]

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Change Is A Part Of Healthy Christian Living

As I look back upon my life there are many things that have changed that I am not too happy about. My eyesight is much worse now than when I received my first pair of glasses in the first grade. Our national debt is 20 times more than when I was born. Television has gone […]

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A Christmas Challenge – Give Like God Gave

It is odd sometimes how God works and even how He provides things for ministers to write in their church newsletters but the things that God does are truly amazing. This past Thursday I had the opportunity to have lunch with Father Thomas from Holy Family Catholic Church right down the road from Mars Hill. […]

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The Gospel is Offensive, those that Share it Should Not Be

PDF of Article as it is written, “Behold, I am laying in Zion a stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense; and whoever believes in him will not be put to shame.” ( ESV) Recently, during a Wednesday night Bible study a good point was made about sharing the gospel and how many Christians […]

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Wisdom or Harm – The Choice is Yours

For the Youth Wisdom or Harm – The Choice is Yours “He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm” (New International Version)   Of all the wonderful verses in the book of Proverbs this one is probably my favorite. I probably like it so much because it is […]

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For the Adults…..A Personal Challenge

“but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect,” (ESV) PDF of this Article      As adults we, many times, have the greatest opportunities […]

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Encouragement – A Truly Powerful Thing

Some of you already know this but I have been having an ongoing battle with the cable company to get internet service at the parsonage. You might be questioning whether “battle” is a proper word to use to describe the situation but I assure you it is spot on when it comes to what all […]

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