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The Background of the Believer’s Life

What does it mean to you to say that God is in control? Is that something that gives you confidence, or is it something that makes you confused? In God’s Word the sovereignty of God is the underlying assumption of … Continue reading

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When God is Important to Us, We Find Joy

What moves you? What makes your heart beat with passion or your eyes light up? It’s worth it, isn’t it? It’s worth the effort. It’s worth the struggle. It’s joy! Matthew 13:44 “The kingdom of heaven is like a treasure … Continue reading

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Faith – In Disappointment (part 1)

We have all experienced it.  Maybe it was when you were little and Grandpa promised you an ice cream cone, and then you were crushed when no ice cream cone came.  Maybe it was in middle school when you experienced … Continue reading

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Troubleshooting 101

When I was a kid, I did a lot of troubleshooting. No, I didn’t call it that back then, but I did it. When I was faced with a problem like a ball stuck on a roof, I would think … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas – A Struggle of Faith

Sometimes we forget how much of struggle Christmas was for the first people who experienced it.  I think of the struggle of Mary and Joseph as they made their way to Bethlehem.  I think of the struggles of everyone who … Continue reading

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