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The Small Beginnings of Big Changes

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes

How many of you believe that our greatest days lie yet ahead of us? Yes, we’ve always got to think that way because our greatest potential is that which is ahead of us. It motivates us into the future. Always think that way. Mustard Seed…

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Taking a Step Back

Taking a Step Back

In the Potter’s Hand Today, potters make vases using newer technology like automatic thermostats and timers in kilns so a signal lets them know when the vessels are ready to be brought out. A long time ago, potters would use the old-fashioned method of making…

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Make Us Live

Make Us Live

Did you ever have a bone out of place? If you did, then you know that the pain is excruciating. Israel had bones out of place, bones that had been disjointed and the pain was excruciating. Instead of putting bones back in place—putting both vertical…

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Words God Loves to Hear

Words God Loves to Hear

We live in a world where words are plenteous and abundant, where words are cheap and words are sometimes excessive to the point that we don’t want to hear any more words. Sometimes, I wonder if God ever gets irritated with our words. Our words,…

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A Different Drum

A Different Drum

A Citizen of Heaven The Lord has taken us and transferred us from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His Son. Our hearts have been transferred, but we still have some residue of some old ways that we are going to have to…

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When Prayers Don’t Get Answered

When Prayers Don’t Get Answered

Paul’s Thorn Sometimes when we pray, we receive answers the way we expect. Other times when we pray, we don’t. Paul the apostle prayed to God three times to remove the thorn in his flesh. We don’t know exactly what the thorn was or whether…

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The Gift of Listening

The Gift of Listening

Priceless Commodities There are some things that cannot be bottled and are very scarce and very valuable. These are things like respect, honesty, leadership or long-term commitments that lead to trust. In our day and age, one of the things that is most scarce is…

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Waiting on the Promises

Waiting on the Promises

The Age of “Now” Microwave ovens! Cell phones! E-mail! Fast foods! We live in an age where we want things instantaneously. As it is with our culture, we have the same expectation in our relationship with God. We say, “I want it now, God! I…

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How to Love the Unlovable

How to Love the Unlovable

Doing vs. Knowing In John 13, it says, “If you know these things you are blessed if you do them.” Does God say if we know He will bless us? No, but if we do, He will bless us. The Bible says sometimes we think…

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Managing Discontent

Managing Discontent

It does not matter how long one has been in ministry; we need to continue learning and be subject to correction. Unfortunately, as we move higher in ministry, fewer opportunities occur through which we will be corrected. When we are at the low end of…

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