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What To Do When You’re Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

The single most epic moment in all of history is, of course, that amazing scene at the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea on the day Jesus arose. In fact it splits history. As Jesus’ body hung on the cross of Calvary, suspended between heaven and earth verything that happened before and everything that happened afterwards. …

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Awkward

Ever have one of those awkward party moments? My beautiful first-grade daughter overheard an inappropriate joke shared on the bus on her way home from school the other day. Imagine our surprise when she innocently tried it out on us at the dinner table last night…its always good to have dinner guests over to increase …

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Before I Die

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Whiskey Bay in Australia. It was breathtaking in its beauty. One of those places and moments that you are confident in the incredible majesty of the Creator. It reminded me of a time a believing friend of mine named a few other beautiful locations on this earth. I …

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Like a Child

At the end of particular Sunday services we offer what’s called a “Response” so that worshippers can “come forward” (I hesitate to use that particular phrase but can’t think of another one) and bow in prayer at the steps of our stage area to offer petitions to a Holy God. Sometimes they come to me …

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Was Jesus born on December 25th? Not Likely.

The short answer to this question is, we simply don’t know the exact date, or even the year of our Savior’s birth, but a December 25th, 0 A.D. birth does not seem likely. Meticulous examination has led many scholars to believe it was somewhere between 6 B.C. and 4 B.C. Whenever Jesus’ birth occurred, we …

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Overcoming Distractions that Lead Us in the Wrong Direction

The following post was written by Jon Gordon As I walked on the beach the other day I noticed that certain areas were closed off by fences and signs that said “Sea Turtle Eggs.” I remembered reading that female sea turtles swim to shore between May and August to dig nests in the sand and …

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What Would Be the Point of Making Starbucks Baristas Say “Merry Christmas”!

I saw my first Chrstmas commercial of the season last night and every year at about the same time of that inaugural holiday ad, it seems some company offends Christians by attempting to take “Christ” out of “Christmas”. This year is no exception. It is an odd thing that some Christians expect large companies they …

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Out of the Mouths of Babes. The Incredible Power of a Child’s Prayer

I’ve been a pastor for many years, now and at the end of most Sunday morning services during what we call the “Response Time”, we invite the worshipers to come forward and bow in prayer to offer petitions to God. Sometimes I get that sweet pastoral privilege of accompanying them as they approach the throne room …

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