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Don’t Worship the Faucet!

Shortly after World War I, Lawrence of Arabia took several of his greatest men to visit Paris. When they were about to leave the grand hotel at which they were staying, Lawrence found his men attempting to pull the faucets out of the wall! Lawrence was confused and asked what the men were doing. The men responded: “If we could bring these faucets back to our desert land…

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Who Would Carry You?

It is a sad commentary on Christianity that so many Christians stand opposed to their brothers and sisters in the faith. We have lost sight of the power God has given over our friends. We have allowed the world, flesh, and devil to keep our eyes focused on ourselves and we miss an opportunity to be a blessing.

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A New Perspective on God’s Sovereign Immutability

Bible doctrines are much like a globe. When you change your vantage point, the globe obviously does not change, but you see something different. Similarly, as I have grown older – as I have encountered peaks and valleys – I have seen new facets of many biblical gems. Some recent challenges my friends have faced have made me reconsider all that immutability truly means. I have seen a pastor friend lose his father to suicide; I have seen a young lady…

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The Cause & Effect of True Worship

Worship today has become many things. How can a person know if what they are doing is true worship? I would like you to look with me at John 12:1-3. We have here all the elements of true worship. Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been […]

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Getting Ready for Worship

It never fails; Sunday mornings always seem to follow a similar routine. We forgot to set the alarm, I can’t find any matching socks, what my wife planned to wear isn’t clean, my daughter can’t find her shoes, and the list goes on and on. What starts out as an eventful morning of chaos often ends with the lingering of frustration, aggravation and annoyance. Is it ever like this in your household too?

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Enjoying Worship

The word “spirit” in Jn 4:24 is not referring to the Holy Spirit – it has to do with your heart (emotions, feelings, affections). Worship is extravagant LOVE (meaning: ‘to kiss at’). We love Him because He first loved us (1 Jn 4:19) – our love is both responsive and reflective. Mark 12:30 says God gave us emotions to use for His glory – just like He gave you a body and mind. Do you worship God with your heart?

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