Redemption

God is Speaking. Are You Listening?

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Exodus 6:1-9. There are times in our lives when our circumstances are so difficult, we don’t hear what the Spirit of the Lord may be saying to us. When suffering we long for a word from God and God speaks, but somehow the volume of our pain and the intensity of our struggle drown out […]

The Bad News is Wrong

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I Corinthians 15:17-20.  Solomon, was the richest, wisest, and most powerful king to have ever lived at that time. He had it all and with those credentials he goes on a journey and documents what he finds. Solomon begins his book with his conclusion. “Meaningless! Meaningless… Utterly meaningless! Everything is meaningless.” Many have made the […]

HEROES; Peter

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Mark 14:27-72. The pages of the Bible are strewn with the wreckage of men and women who have failed in their faith. There is none more familiar than Peter’s, recorded in Mark 14. The God who wrote the Bible is a God of grace who wants us to profit from the experience of failure in […]

“HEROES”: Jesus (3)

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Matthew 5:1-2. The ministry of Jesus was only three years, but in those three years He set a course that would change the history of the world. So how did He do it? When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He starts talking about a kingdom, a kingdom that is coming. He invites people to be […]

“HEROES”: Joseph

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Recording part 1… Recording part 2… Genesis 50:20. One word can summarize Joseph’s early life…disappointment, lots of it. Many times, it’s our own bad choices that bring heartbreak disappointment and terrible consequences. What’s worse is Joseph has done nothing to deserve the terrible things that happen to him. But even in the midst of disappointment, […]

“HEROES”; Jesus

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John 20:26-29. Easter is when we celebrate history’s brightest moment. The tomb is empty, Jesus is alive, but throughout history there have been a variety of attempts by skeptics to explain away the resurrection. Jesus actually made ten different appearances after His resurrection. In one of them He was seen by over five hundred people. […]

The Forgotten Tree of Christmas

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Acts 10:39-43. The Christmas Tree has become an important part of the celebration of Christmas. The popularity of the Christmas tree is interesting since these kinds of trees are not native to the Holy Land. There is a tree however that is part of Christ’s story. The cross that Jesus died upon is referred to […]