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Life is hard, but God is good

Our journey through life can oscillate between two extremes. At times we may seem to be chasing an imaginary “happily ever after” existence that seems to disappear just when we’ve achieved what we thought would make us happy. If we… Continue Reading →

Today’s sermon in ten tweets

We’re continuing our “Go-to” series of of key Bible passages that are important for us to know and incorporate in our lives. Today we looked at John 16:33, I have told you these things, so that in me you may… Continue Reading →

Guarding Against Disappointment

A cursory glance at the headlines can cause even the most stoic of individuals to become disappointed.  You may wonder, “How can I find peace with so much tragedy and uncertainty in the world?”  The prophet Isaiah was bringing a… Continue Reading →

Take Courage!

What are your thoughts when you face adversity?  Are you surprised or is it a “why me” response?   Admittedly, none of  us like to face difficulties but they are a fact of life.  How does Jesus advise us to… Continue Reading →

Journey to the Cross

Have you ever been disappointed by your expectations?  The hardest situation is when you have high expectations but a poor experience and we often emerge disappointed or deeply discouraged. The disciples experienced this emotion during passion week.  Jesus entered Jerusalem… Continue Reading →

The Gift of Joy

Jesus has a special gift for you.   He made the offer to His disciples as they were about to face one of their greatest challenges and the gift is available to you today. These things I have spoken to… Continue Reading →

Living with Purpose – Resilience

“Life is difficult.”  That is the first sentence of M. Scott Peck’s book The Road Less Traveled.  He encourages the reader, “Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life… Continue Reading →

HOW TO HEAR FROM GOD – PART 3

Do you believe the Holy Spirit speaks to you today?  We read that He spoke to His people in the book of Acts (8:29, 10:19, 13:2).  Is there any reason why He would stop speaking to us?  Jesus made the… Continue Reading →

YOU’RE NOT ALONE

Imagine you’re hiking through dangerous terrain with an experienced guide.  He knows where the dangers are and provides protection for whatever situation you may face.  How would you feel if he said he was leaving you?  Perhaps you feel confused,… Continue Reading →

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