Acts

Do you live to serve or to be served?

The great military hero General Douglas MacArthur once said, “There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. Empty your days of the search of security and fill them with a passion for service.”

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What’s your greatest passion in life?

Just about everyone is passionate about something. For some, the passion of their lives is education. So they continue to grow in knowledge, remembering that all knowledge is rooted in the fear of the Lord.

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How should you come to Christ?

As a pastor, I perform wedding ceremonies for couples in all kinds of emotional conditions. I’ve seen couples who cry all the way through the ceremony. There have been times between the wedding party and the couple, we went through an entire box of tissue because they just cried and cried.

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What does it mean to repent?

Resting in the promise of eternal life in Christ

I’m told that in a cemetery up in Indiana, there is an epitaph on a tombstone that says:

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What it really means to repent

In his famous book, I Surrender, Patrick Morley writes that many of the problems in the church today lie in the misconception “that we can add Christ to our lives, but not subtract sin. It is a change in belief without a change in behavior.”

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How to survive success

I know many people whom God has blessed with financial abundance. While they were in that mode of growing and developing their young family and getting their business started, they were faithful to the Lord, serving the Lord, and living for Him. So God gave them success.

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The exclusivity of Christ as the way to the Father

One thing I’ve noticed in talking to people who aren’t saved is that many see Christians as part of an exclusive club that only a few people can enter. And in general, people don’t like things that are exclusive because there is a feeling of being ostracized when something is exclusive and you are left out.

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The Value of Unsinkable Faith

The fact is that life is not full of gentle breezes and warm sun. There are turbulent times and tough times ahead. I am not a pessimist and I am not an extremist. I am a realist, and I can say with confidence because I’ve been looking through the lens of Scripture at human history that tough times are ahead and turbulent seas.

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Your place in God’s family

Most people today don’t know what real Christian fellowship looks like. Some people think of it is as grabbing some coffee in the hallway after church.

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