Trust, Submit!

In a recent interview, Dr. Charles Stanley, who just transitioned to the role of Pastor Emeritus after serving as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Atlanta for over 50 years, referred to his approach to living out the vision he feels called to as this: “Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him.” In…

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A Gift from God!

One of the clearest expressions in the Bible of how salvation works is found in Ephesians 2: God saved you by his grace when you believed. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for the good things we have done, so none of us…

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Love Like Jesus!

The last thing Jesus said to His disciples as He left this earth was: “… Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I…

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Imitate God!

We find these verses in Ephesians 5: Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God. (Ephesians 5:1-2, NLT) As God’s dear children we are told…

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Have a Blessed New Year!

I think it is a wonderful thing that God has given us several natural ending and starting points. Each new day gives us an opportunity to have a fresh beginning. Often times after a good night’s rest the things that seemed so daunting, so difficult give way to fresh thoughts and ideas. Solutions that eluded…

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy the Real Gift!

It’s hard to believe, Christmas is actually here again! Merry Christmas to you. I hope and pray your Christmas will be all you hoped for and more! Christmas actually represents the greatest gift we could ever be given! When God gave His Son to this earth, there was no more He could give. With His…

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… the Love of Christ!

In the middle of Ephesians, Paul shares this incredible prayer: I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may…

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… the Right Time!

In Galatians 4 we find this passage: But when the right time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. (Galatians 4:4-5, NLT) This time…

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… before the world began!

There’s an incredible verse found in 1 Peter 1: For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of…

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… Until Heaven!

Jesus made this promise to His disciples just as they were beginning their last meal together before His arrest and death: “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in…

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