This week we looked at Psalm 139. It's one of the most encouraging Psalms relating to God's omniscience and omnipresence. We read these words and immediately are reminded of how intimately God knows everything about us. We are reminded that He is always with us. Yes, our heart cries out, "God is ...

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Some Trust In...

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This week we looked at Psalm 20. The central idea is this: The man or woman of God can arise and proceed with confidence, despite trials and an uncertain future. Notice that he begins by anticipating a coming day of difficulty. "May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!" Sometimes we pray ...

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Hearers and Doers

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As we finished our series on the Sermon on the Mount this past week, we started by highlighting how many times Jesus set himself up as the ultimate authority. He didn't quote from other teachers or prophets, but simply stated "I say to you!" He claimed authority on human happiness, relationships, ...

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Worry is Wasteful

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Worry has such a deadening effect on the Christian life. It chokes us and uses up our energy, so that we are left unfruitful in God's kingdom. Looking at this passage in Matthew 6:25-34, it struck me that worry is a serious weapon. Worry has hurt the lives of many people. Worry causes us to lose ...

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The Silence of God

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For the third message in our Christmas series, we find ourselves in the blank pages between the testaments. These are often called the 'silent years' because there was no biblical or recorded prophet. However, this time period was anything but silent historically. The nation of Israel endured some ...

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The Judgement of God

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This week we began our Christmas 'advent' series that we've entitled The Morning Star. The objective is to look at the story leading up to our Messiah, starting in the darkness of the OT exile and ending in the light of his life. We will do this in five messages: The Judgment of God The ...

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Snippets from Jeremiah

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This Sunday we looked at three different stories from the book of Jeremiah. In the first story, the prophet stands on the threshold of the Temple and speaks out against Judah's empty religion. The people thought they were safe because after all, "This is the Temple of the Lord!" In reality, they ...

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What Do I Value?

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It's very easy for an off-handed comment to get lodged in our mind, and made us feel doubt or discouragement. It's also easy for the images of worldly success to make us feel poorly about our own lives or our own circumstances. When our joy and contentment begin to fade, it is worth asking ...

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Dealing with Conflict

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Lord, please reveal to us the conflicts in our life that we've learned to live with, but haven't dealt with.  This Sunday I urged us to accept the unfortunate reality that conflict will be a part of each one of our lives. Running from it will only exacerbate the problem, and cause it to ...

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