Tag Archives: God’s love

Christmas is about “God With Us”

In our worship service this past Sunday, our church sang a little chorus entitled “Emmanuel.” It goes like this: Emmanuel, Emmanuel His name is called Emmanuel God with us, revealed in us His name is called Emmanuel That little song … Continue reading

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Having a thankful spirit every day

One of the first lessons I learned as a child was the importance of “please” and “thank you.” My mom was adamant about these courtesies. She understood what I as a child did not: that failure to express humility in … Continue reading

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Creation Declares That God Is In Control

This morning, as I read Psalm 19, I was inspired and encouraged. Psalms 19:1-3 (NKJV) The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 … Continue reading

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Put your past in the past!

How many times have you looked at some mistake you made in the past, some situation that went wrong because of bad decisions on your part, and said to yourself, “If only I hadn’t done that!”? One of the unpalatable … Continue reading

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Handling My Fears

I know believers in Christ have not been given a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7), but I still experience that disturbing emotion sometimes. To my mind, the issue for Christians is not that we are never supposed to feel … Continue reading

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Believe That You Have Received From God

When I graduated from college, I went to work for IBM. One of the first things I did when I got on the job was to set myself up for direct deposit of my pay. With no intervention from me, … Continue reading

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When church members help one another

One of the members of the church I pastor gave a great testimony in the service not long ago. She had just had surgery on her jaw, and had been laid up with a lot of pain. She wasn’t able … Continue reading

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