Check Yourself

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When maturing in God, there are certain things we can’t expect others to do. One of those things is checking yourself. No, not having someone else check you, although there will be accountability and once in a while, we do need objective viewpoints. We are talking about the basics — checking yourself and doing a self-assessment. There are two checkpoints that are very simple but very important. Read More

What About Marriage and Divorce?

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Help Needed! God knows we need help, especially in a relationship that’s as precious as marriage. Marriage deals with children, generations and legacy. In a relationship as precious as marriage, God knows that we need help, and so He gave us help. Genesis 2 tells us what He says about that help and where that help comes from. “Then the Lord God said, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone; Read More

We Should be Amazed

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Grace, sometimes juxtaposed against wrath or judgment, makes you realize how precious it really is. Because we have all sinned, the Bible says that God legally doesn’t have to bless you. But if God were legalistic, we would all perish. We would not make it through one day. We would all be finished. So God came and did something that was so outrageous that even today, the angels are amazed — Read More

The Currency of Heaven

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Prayer: The Currency of Heaven I always thought that prayer was like a blank check from God: you just write in the amount and the intended purpose was immaterial or secondary. Matthew 7:8 says, “For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” How many things will we receive? All things! Then I thought, “No, it can’t be quite like Read More

Humble Yourselves

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I want to discuss how to humble yourself so that God may exalt you in due time. When we learn to humble ourselves, people will see more of Jesus and less of us. Otherwise, we get in the way too much. When we understand that one of the things we must do for ourselves is to humble ourselves, then God can do His part because we just did ours. Peter talks about humbling ourselves. “… all of Read More

God’s Prodigies

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Heaven’s Prodigies God has allowed every single one of us to be His prodigies by giving each of us gifts, but we need to discover and develop them. Gifted athletes and child prodigies practice and apply their gifts. In the same way, we will have to practice. We will have to apply. “Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. Read More

The Covenant of Healing

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What’s in a Name? Nothing is more poignant and powerful as the names of God. Psalms 8:1 says, “O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is thy name …” When it says God’s name is excellent, it means we serve an excellent God. His name is who He is. His name is His character. Healing is God’s Design There is one name that’s so special and that is Jehovah Rapha, the God who heals: God’s Read More

Preparing for Miracles in the Margins

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Reaching Out to Touch In Mark chapter five, a man named Jairus came up to Jesus one day and fell at his feet, earnestly pleading for him to heal his daughter. Jesus headed for Jairus’s house; that was his destination. “And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal under the care of many doctors and had spent all she had, yet instead Read More

The Small Beginnings of Big Changes

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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 Beginnings You know how God’s work begins? It’s not in big, radical ways, but in small beginnings. Every one of us can be a part of the Kingdom of God Read More

Taking a Step Back

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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 the fire themselves and fanning the flames with bellows. There was an old potter who did not have the advantage of the newer technology, Read More