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Because We are Transformed by Christ – Preaching Notes

Ephesians 5:8, Philippians 3:20-21, Ephesians 2:4-10   Ephesians 5:8 At one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord.    Philippians 3:20–21 Our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord … Continue reading

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The Crucible of Love

Love is easy when it blesses.   But what happens to you when love lacks benefit, becomes a cross to bear, or a curse upon you? Oswald Chambers asks a question which causes me to pause:  Have you come to … Continue reading

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The RSVP for Rest

“I will give you rest … you will find rest for your souls” Jesus’ invitation to those who are weary from carrying heavy burdens and stress is one which many of us fail to grasp. We long for the rest … Continue reading

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Loneliness

I have found that the best cure for loneliness is to be alone with God. When you are still in God’s presence, peace will fill your inmost soul! Be still and know that I am God. (Psalm 46:10)

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Is Rest a Dirty Word?

I will give you rest (1) In my youth I wanted more money, as I age I want more time.  I want to do more than just work.  I want to pursue interests, develop ideas, engage friends, and die full rather … Continue reading

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How to Be Born From Above

Preaching Notes  September 30, 2012 John 3:1–18 (ESV) Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a … Continue reading

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Elbow Room for Jesus

Give Jesus Christ a chance, give Him elbow room … because the devil doesn’t get lazy around you. (1) Most Christians only pray when they are desperate. As Screwtape might say to Wormwood in C. S. Lewis’ book, The Screwtape Letters: “Never let them think … Continue reading

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