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The Spirit of Advent

Advent is marked by a spirit of expectation, of anticipation, of preparation, and of longing.

The Christian Season of Advent

Advent is the beginning of the Church Year for most churches in the Western tradition.

Finding Answers in the Bible

There are many books in the world today, only the Bible can answer the great questions of life.

Life Questions

LIFE IS FILLED WITH QUESTIONS

Truly Thankful

In Christ we can be truly thankful.

Thanksgiving In America

The tradition of Thanksgiving as a time to focus on God and His blessings dates back almost four centuries in America.

A Christ-Centered Christmas

A Christ-centered Christmas doesn’t just happen.

A Sorrowful Misconception

Some people still misunderstand the purpose of Christ’s earthly ministry.

The Colors of Christmas

The Colors of Christmas are as celebrated and as awe-inspiring as are the colors of a rainbow.

Do Not Be Afraid

Two people, one angel with one message, and two very different reactions.

The True Story of St. Nicholas

St. Nicholas should be an inspiration to us all. He was a godly man whose reputation for giving to people caused him to be a revered example of what compassion and giving are all about. He was not a jolly, fat man who climbed down chimneys and he didn't have flying reindeer! Stories of his life - a life full of Christian beliefs and values - are the real background for today's mythical Santa Claus. So much of what Nicholas was - and what Santa Claus has become - has been distorted by Satan. What has been done to weaken and distort the testimony of this godly man is wrong. Born in Turkey in the third century, Nicholas was raised by Christian parents. From the time he was born in A.D. 280, they considered him a gift from God. They diligently taught him devotion to God and to be very generous to the poor. At 19, Nicholas was ordained a priest. His uncle, a bishop, prophesied that Nicholas would offer guidance and consolation to many people, and that he would eventually become a bi

Overcoming Temptation

Some things require more effort than others.

Sharing Our Faith

Sharing our faith is a solid, basic, biblical, principle.

Warnings and Choices

Today I want to talk about how we go about making choices in our life – most especially life-altering choices.

Ten Ways to ENLARGE Your Spiritual Life

Everyone of us should be looking to enlarge – not just maintain – our spiritual life.

Removing Sin

Our sinful nature is so ingrained, that it requires a sincere desire and a willingness to do what it takes (in cooperation with God's Spirit of Holiness) to weed out a lifetime practice of impure thoughts and actions.

WORSHIP: An Encounter With God

God is looking to us to be a generation of worshipers.

Walk Your Talk

Christians are living witnesses who should walk worthy of the calling they have received.

Looking Within Instead of Without

Every time we criticize another, we are condemning our self.

Suggestions for Spiritual Growth

Spiritual growth results from trusting Christ.

A Spiritual-Life Checkup

If we care about our physical health, then we get an annual checkup. If we care about our spiritual well-being as much as we care about our physical well-being, then it makes sense we should/would want to apply the Apostle Paul's admonition to the church in Corinth as well.

Repetition Aids Learning

Those who are taught how to teach will sooner or later hear that “repetition aids learning.” Repeat your point, in a different way, restating so your hearers will have more than one opportunity to learn the lesson.

Living a Spirit-filled Life 101

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Living a Spirit-filled Life 102

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Living a Spirit-filled Life 103

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Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet

John 13:1-17 -- A Model for Men’s Accountability Groups

Spiritual, Not Religious

“The trouble with the faith of today is that it is removed from faith in God . The faith of today is in laws and moral principles and in ways of living life — but it is not faith in God himself.”

Living Life In Christ

Are you a follower of Christ Jesus… or of the religion built around him?

Or So They Say

“All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.”

Modest In Appearance

Guys seeking to walk in the way of The Christ have a hard enough time dealing with the way women decorate themselves to look pretty and garner attention. It makes it all the more difficult when our sisters in Christ do the same.

Why Does God Allow Evil

People world-wide wonder why God allows evil to exist.

Who Can You Trust?

With all the chatter about "Fake News", it is becoming all the more difficult to trust in the multitude of information being thrust at us on a daily basis.

The Trouble with the Trinity

"Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother." --Romans 14:13 ESV

Deliverance Ministries

A Word of Warning About Deliverance Ministries

What is Truth?

Life-Changing Truth

The Way Less Traveled

As we are growing up, the people and the way of the world, have a strong influence on our life.

Ready to Burst

The Promises of God

How strongly -- if at all -- do you believe in the promises of God?

A Prophetic Sign of the Times

Thank you, Father, for the gift of discernment.

I Believe, But…

Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary defines doubt as fear, distrust, and a lack of confidence.

A Dangerous Deception

There are many teachings in the world today that are very popular with the masses. Many of them are, in fact, dangerously deceptive.

Anxious

Are You Anxious?

Religion or Relationship

I was raised in a non-Christian home. I first learned about God when my mother sent me off to Kindergarten classes that were taught by the local Methodist church.

Real Faith

We must be able to tell the real from the counterfeit. The substance from the shadow. The truth from the lie. Until such time as we do, we will simply be caught up in the teachings and traditions of mankind.

Irresponsible

Far too many people are unwilling to take responsibility for their actions – or inaction.

Such A Great Salvation

Have you ever had a thought that "escapes" you; something that you can’t recall?

Musical Worship

Living On ‘Borrowed’ Time

At some point in our life, each of us contemplates the fact that we really do not know how much time we have to live.

How Can I Be Sure