Takes Charcater

God’s definition of successful is very different than ours. He doesn’t see success as the accumulation of stuff but as the accumulation of the person: character and righteousness.   Character that Surrenders God’s Word – Matthew 1:18-25 Character that Surrenders Knows Commitment Character Can Be Tough – Matthew 1:19 Character that Surrenders Obeys – Matthew […]

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Surrendered to Christmas

The great anticipation that accompanies Christmas can also be exhausting. If you have struggled, the Christmas story is for you.  It gives hope; it allows us to see that we are like the people in the Christmas story.  We find hope as we are Surrendered to Christmas. This Week: Read – the complete story of […]

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Thanksgiving – Reason for Thanks

Are we thankful?  We are coming up on the Christmas season, the time we celebrate the birth of our Savior, the reminder of Christ leaving behind paradise and saving us.  This is a great time to rejoice.   Philippians 2:5-7 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very […]

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Plugging into the Power Source

What is real power?  How do we plug into it? We serve the One who parted the Red Sea, stopped the sun in the sky, made the blind to see, the lame to walk, the deaf to hear.   John 14:12 “Itell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I […]

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“Patience: But I Hate Waiting”

A faith that works takes time.  A faith that works is a process.  Developing character that can go forward is not done overnight; it is a journey. Patience is so important that James gives us three illustrations of when patience is needed. When Circumstances are Uncontrollable – James 5:7-8 When People are Unchangeable – James […]

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How to End Arguing-Week 7

Last week, when speaking on words, James tells us that we are to be peace loving and produce the fruit of righteousness.  This week we will look at how arguing can derail that.   “What causes fights and quarrels among you?  Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?  You want something but […]

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