A Church Alive

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A Church Alive

A Church Alive. There is no doubting the fact how the early church rocked the world turning it upside down or as others have stated before me right-side-up with the truth of Jesus Christ. In this article I want to exlore one of the critical keys for the success of the early church. The Holy Spirit. The Work of the Spirit in the Book of … Read More

Finding Happy

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Finding Happy

Finding Happy An excerpt from the book “Finding Happy” by Ric Bender Happiness evades so many people because lasting happiness is never found by chasing or seeking happiness in and of itself. I know it seems like it should work, it sounds logical. But it doesn’t. Sure you get the happiness fix if you will. The new car, outfit or toy but all those things … Read More

Times of Refreshing

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Times of Refreshing

Times of refreshing sure sounds good, doesn’t it? I think it sounds so good that everyone would want the refreshing available? But the sad truth is even many people who call themselves Christians do not personally know the biblical refreshing available? So how can we personally know and experience times of refreshing? We need to take a look at the word repentance. Times of refreshing … Read More

Let Your Light Shine

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Let Your Light Shine

“…I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.” – Jude 3 Let your light shine. As the days do by and generation leads to generation our world and its ways consistently prove its defiance to the ways of God. Jude reminds each of us in Jesus to stand … Read More

Keep In Step With God’s Love

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Keep In Step With God's Love

“Keep building on the foundation of your most holy faith, as the Holy Spirit helps you pray. And keep in step with God’s love, as you wait for our Lord Jesus Christ to show how kind He is by giving you eternal life.” – Jude 20,21 Keep In Step With God’s Love Where and how we live each day is something that many times we … Read More

Serving God

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Serving God

Serving God is an honor that I believe every believer has the opportunity to do. How will you serve God? Where and in what capacity will you serve God I do not know, but what I do know is over the years I have learned a few things about serving Jesus and I’d like to share Three of them with you from 1 Chronicles Chapter … Read More

Spiritual Revolution

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A Spiritual Revolution

Experience a spiritual revolution. Deal with your flesh. “And having been set free from sin, you became slaves of righteousness” – Romans 6:18 The bible has quite a bit to say to us about the flesh. And just to get to the point, it’s not good. I’m reminded of one particular statement as I am writing this, “within my flesh, no good thing dwells.” Boy … Read More