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Are Distractions Hindering Your Walk With God?

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Are Distractions Hindering Your Walk With God?

Distractions can negatively affect our lives and keep us off balance. Untold numbers of people, Christians included, go through life controlled by distractions—texts, emails, meetings, phone calls, errands, and surfing the internet. They bounce frantically from one activity to the next. Their goals and priorities take a backseat to an artificial tyranny of the urgent. Everything seems important. Ironically, they find enough time for distractions, but not enough time to restore their life’s equilibrium with a few minutes reading God’s Word and praying.

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New Beginnings (Part II)

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New Beginnings (Part II)

Uncertainty describes so much of our present world: COVID 19 and its variations, the economy, our environment, the continuance of the freedoms we enjoy in America.

Amid this sea of uncertainty, we have a God who never changes.

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Can I Really Know I'm Saved?

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Can I Really Know I'm Saved?

As you reflect on your hopes and desires for 2022, a great opening question pertains to your  relationship to God: "Am I really saved?" Stated another way, “Can I be sure that when I die I will go to heaven?”  New believers as well as folks who have believed in Christ for decades still ask these same questions. In hundreds of encounters with people seeking answers about this issue, I've usually interpreted their request as a plea for help in seeking assurance of their salvation. Be encouraged. There is good news—you can have firm assurance that you are a true...

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"I’ll Be Home for Christmas"

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"I’ll Be Home for Christmas"

The birth of Jesus Christ deserves to be celebrated across the world. God planned it, prophets foretold it, angels announced it, and shepherds reported it. The world desperately needed a Savior.

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Stand Up for the Gospel

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Stand Up for the Gospel

That Christianity in America has come under increased criticism and even persecution should come as no surprise. The Bible assures us that in the last days opponents of Christianity will step up their efforts to stamp out faith in Jesus Christ. Unfortunately, enemies of the Cross have had considerable success in attempting to remove religion from the public sector.  Friends, this is no time to cower in fear or bow to the tenets of political correctness. It is certainly no time to be ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And yet, too many pastors, churches, organizations, and individual Christians...

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