Met Jesus: Went Away Worse

Date: October 20, 2019

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It's hard to imagine someone meeting Jesus and going away in a worse condition than they came. But that is exactly what happened to a rich, young ruler in Luke 18.  How did this happen?  What shocking truths and spiritual insights did Jesus reveal to this man?  Where did this
2019-10-21T08:37:54-04:00October 20th, 2019|

Devotion Over Distraction

Date: October 13, 2019

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Fred and Barney. Lucy and Ricky. Laurel and Hardy. Brooks and Dunn. American popular history is filled with iconic duos. But the Bible has them too. In Luke 10, we meet two sisters who came face-to-face with Jesus: Mary and Martha. But this meeting was more than just a special
2019-10-15T09:36:55-04:00October 13th, 2019|

A Tale of Two Loves

Date: October 6, 2019

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Charles Dickens' novel "A Tale of Two Cities" opens with a famous contrast: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times."  When a notoriously sinful woman interrupts a dinner party to pay tribute to Jesus in Luke 7, a number of stark contrasts play out in
2019-10-07T08:54:40-04:00October 6th, 2019|

A Funeral Interrupted

Date: September 29, 2019

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When insulin was perfected in 1922, many diabetic hospital wards were transformed from places of death and sorrow to joy and hopefulness. In Luke 7, Jesus performs a similar transformation when he interrupts a funeral and resurrects a man back to life. What does this incredible event teach us about
2019-09-30T09:38:24-04:00September 29th, 2019|

When the Master Calls

Date: September 22, 2019

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Harry Pincus will never forget the day he met Babe Ruth in 1934. In a similar way, Peter and his fishing partners would never forget the day that Jesus nearly capsized two boats with a supernatural catch of fish. That was the day Jesus called them to full-time discipleship as
2019-09-23T09:26:07-04:00September 22nd, 2019|

The Four Biggest Misconceptions About Church

Date: September 15, 2019

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Sooner or later we're all going to meet a guy like Chuck-- who not only declines every church invitation, but who always has something negative to say about the organized Church. In today's secular world there are a number of popular misconceptions about the Church that people continue to believe.
2019-09-16T10:10:58-04:00September 15th, 2019|

The Christian’s Unshakable Certainty

Date: September 8, 2019

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After his assassination in 1865, we learned what was in Abraham Lincoln's pockets. Surprisingly, he carried some worn-out newspaper clippings that spoke positively about his character and person. Lincoln read these often to find confidence! In 1 John 5, the Apostle John gave his readers confidence by reminding them of
2019-09-10T09:34:42-04:00September 8th, 2019|

The (Not So Secret) Secrets to the Victorious Christian Life

Date: September 1, 2019

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"Self-Improvement" and "Self-Help" is a 10 billion dollar industry in the United States today. Millions of Americans are looking for books, resources, apps, seminars, and life coaches that can help them live a happy, healthy, and successful life. In 1 John chapter 5, the apostle John writes about the "not
2019-09-03T10:33:11-04:00September 1st, 2019|

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Date: August 25, 2019

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44-year-old Tina Turner shocked the music industry when her 1984 song "What's Love Got To Do With It" went to Number #1 on the charts. But the song is actually a little jaded and cynical on the topic of love. Sadly, some Christians react the same way. They wish we
2019-08-26T11:03:48-04:00August 25th, 2019|

Fighting Spiritual Deception

Date: August 18, 2019

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We live in a world that is swirling with deceptive spiritual ideas and damaging doctrines.  In some cases, people can be sidetracked into error for decades-- some even for eternity.  In 1 John chapter four, John gives Christians a powerful warning about fighting spiritual deception.  What positive steps can Christians
2019-08-19T12:00:48-04:00August 18th, 2019|