Acts

Jesus is a gift to you

“If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” –Acts 1:8 Those first disciples and Christ-followers realized that walking with Jesus would not be easy, but they also knew the great rewards of following him. Look at Matthew. He gave up financial security, but he […]

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Powering up

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” –Acts 1:8 Do you know the power of God in your life? Or do you feel like you’re missing out on […]

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How you can help reach the world for Christ

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” –Acts 1:8 A missionary friend of mine was telling me about an individual who came to Christ who had never heard […]

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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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