Christ in Me

The apostle Paul writes some amazing, life-changing statements in his letters as the Holy Spirit breathes through his pen. But none is filled with more theology to address our lives “in Christ” than Galatians 2:20. Paul states that he has been crucified with Christ = he died to the old life. He lost all desire Read more

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Brand New Day

How about a brand new day today? A total fresh start today, and then tomorrow – another new day. And, every day for the rest of your life you get a brand new day? Every day you can (and should) be renewed. God knows we won’t be flawless but we know we can be faithful. Read more

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Beautiful

No matter what scriptures I showed James, no matter what words of encouragement I shared with him concerning God’s grace and forgiveness, he stayed locked in to a negative spiritual assessment of himself. He inappropriately applied Psalm 51:3 to himself, “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me”.  When he saw God Read more

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Your Love is a Song

Have you ever attended a symphony performance in which the music so moved you that you felt like you were lifted right up out of your seat? Ok, maybe it’s not a symphony – maybe it’s listening to your favorite spiritual song in your vehicle with the volume cranked wayyyy up! You’re deeply impacted by Read more

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All Along

You know how there have been times in the past when we have been conned by Satan into thinking we would be happy if life was all about money or career or drugs or alcohol or sex or another person or (fill in the blank)? Anything but a devoted life to Jesus Christ! And we Read more

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As the Deer

Read Psalm 42. Then read some borrowed commentary from a preacher of yesteryear I found online who hits the nail on the head. You’ll love it. As after a long drought the poor fainting hind longs for the streams, or rather as the hunted heart instinctively seeks after the river to have its smoking flanks Read more

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Back to You

How can God keep forgiving us over and over and over again for the sins we commit? A more bewildering question is WHY would God be willing to keep forgiving us over and over and over again? Jesus teaches in Matthew 18:21-35 that we need to forgive others when they sin against us and repent just like Read more

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Bless Me Indeed

“The Lord bless you, and keep you; the Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up His countenance on you, and give you peace” (Number 6:24-26). A Christian can be so consumed with his or her shortcomings and sins that they forget God has mercy and grace to help them. A faithful Read more

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How Can I Fear with Jesus

Every once in a while we hear a song that has a beautiful, calming effect on our spirit. How Can I Fear with Jesus can do just that. With anxiety and worry causing so much trouble for us as we walk by faith, Christian hymns with biblical messages are just what the spiritual doctor, Jesus, ordered. The Read more

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Cry Out to Jesus

Faith? Yep! Committed? For sure! Trust Jesus to save? Oh Yeah! Goal of life to submit to Jesus as Lord? Absolutely! But what about when we hit those big, bad bumps in the road of life that rock our entire world and we discover we’re not as strong as we thought we were? Then what’s Read more

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Famous For (I Believe)

Parting the Red Sea. Water flowing from the rock. Manna and quail falling from heaven. Walls of Jericho falling down. 185,000 enemy soldiers downed without “firing a shot”. Protection inside the fiery furnace. Shutting the mouths of lions. Water turned into wine. Blind receive sight. Lepers healed. Paralytic walks again. Storms calmed. Bread and fish Read more

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Favorite Song

You know when you hear a new song and over a week or so the more you hear it the more you like it and eventually it becomes your favorite song? The melody is perfect – you can’t understand why some musician hasn’t created this melody a long time ago. And the lyrics – the Read more

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Anchor

Do you ever wake up in the morning and for no known reason you feel unsure, unstable, nervous, and fearful? There is only one fix and only one who can fix it. The Lord can stabilize us and anchor us to what is “really real”: Jesus. Sometimes the only security we have and feel in Read more

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Greater is He

Here is an upbeat, positive, victory song springing from the presence of Jesus. Not only does Jesus save us, He also lives in us through His Holy Spirit. The bottom line: because Jesus helps us in every way in our battle against Satan WE WIN – because Jesus is greater! The apostle Paul writes an Read more

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Well Done

One way to tell where you are in your faith is to consider how strong your desire is for heaven. If a Christian is caught up in this world (money, possessions, career, toys, technology, sports, entertainment, etc.) they don’t give heaven much thought. They might even think that life on earth is so fulfilling they Read more

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