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  • Thessalonians and Cyclones

          Thessalonica was founded about 315 years before Christ, and was the largest city of the Macedonian region in Northern Greece. It has been estimated that during Paul’s time its population may have been as high as 200,000. The majority of the inhabitants of the city were Greeks, but there was also a mixture […]

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  • Sovereignty and Prayer

    “Instead of making these great plans as if you have everything under control by your own power, you ought to say what you have been taught:  “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”  – James 4 There are things we pray for already knowing God’s will.   Love, Joy, […]

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  • The Prayer of Faith

    James 1:6-8  “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.  Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” “… purify your […]

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  • The Path to Peace

    James 4:4-5 “You have committed spiritual adultery against God!  Don’t you know that the love of this world’s pleasures is an act of hostility against God?  Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the corruption of the world becomes an enemy of God.  Do you think that the Scripture was lying  about this, or […]

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  • The Crossing In Traverse City

    How cool was it to host The Crossing last night?  I’ll answer that – very cool.  I loved the members of the band – they were friendly, completely unpretentious, easygoing, and seemed genuinely interested in everybody they met. Throw in a love for Christ and others, and we have a winner 🙂  As my wife said afterward, […]

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  • The Dangers of Discontent

       I carry with me a device which enables me to:• access the internet• listen to music• fail at Angry Birds• calculate• tell time• take pictures• store information in a “cloud”• contact people immediately by sending words through the air• locate myself through GPS• monitor my heart rate• track the stock market• do root canals. […]

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  • Knowledge, Understanding, and Wisdom

    “But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He shall glorify Me; for He shall take of Mine, and shall disclose […]

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  • What Christians Need to Know

    Have you ever stopped at a garage sale and spotted an item that you absolutely do not need…but at a price that you absolutely cannot pass up?  Well, I have…and what a dilemma it is!  I love a bargain…a $10 value for only a buck…but at this point in my life I don’t need one […]

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  • Church Hoarders: Then and Now

     Those of you who have greedily hoarded a lot of money, listen carefully.  You should be distraught because of the misery that is coming on you. Your money is dirty, and it is rotting even now.  Moths have eaten your fine clothes.  Your gold and silver are corroding. Their corrosion will be a physical representation […]

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  • When Losing Ground Is a Blessing

     “Listen, my dear brothers and sisters: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom he promised those who love him?  Sometimes the poor are more likely to embrace the offers of the gospel than the rich, because they do […]

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