Category Archives: Essays/Teachings

Spirit

Years ago, my three oldest daughters loved watching the Dreamworks movie, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (2002). One afternoon, I finally sat, and with the eyes of a child of God, watched it with them. The adventuresome movie surprisingly lifted … Continue reading

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Prayers for Authenticity

LORD, please heal my heart and teach my soul with your mercy and grace so that my head and heart meet at my lips and I speak the truth in love (Eph. 4:15). LORD, please help me overcome fear and … Continue reading

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The Gentleness of God

At Midweek service the other day, the pastor asked us what was our favorite characteristic of God.  My favorite characteristic of God would have to be His gentleness. It’s interesting for me to realize that apart from my relationship with God, … Continue reading

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Depart From Me

Arguably, these are the most horrifying words in all of Scripture, “Depart from Me; I never knew you…” (Matt. 7:23). These words of Christ are taken from the seventh chapter of the book of Matthew and are prophesied to be spoken directly … Continue reading

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Sinning Against Yourself

Do you ever call yourself stupid? Do you call yourself an idiot? Do you condemn yourself for certain things? Do you get angry at yourself when you fail? If so, you’re sinning against yourself.   In Matthew 22:36-40, Christ answers one … Continue reading

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You Are Not Your Sin

Here is a true concept that can strengthen your walk of faith: YOU ARE NOT YOUR SIN! Unfortunately, this truth is not common knowledge in the faith. Many mistakenly believe that they are their sin. If you live under this … Continue reading

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Oh, To Love Him More

In Luke 7:47 we read, “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” This verse tells us that the more one is forgiven by Christ, the … Continue reading

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The Finality of the Cross

“E finito!”  “Esta terminado!”  “C’est fini!” “It is finished,” means just that.  It is finished. But… what exactly is finished? All the work for the payment for all sin is fully and totally complete (John 19:30)! The wages (payment) of … Continue reading

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The Wagon of Salvation

Once upon a time there was a young man. His back soaked with perspiration, he trudged along carrying a heavy load. Many years ago he took it over his shoulder and has carried it ever since.  One day as he … Continue reading

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We Become What We Behold

Psalm 115:8 tells us that we become what we behold, “And those who make idols are just like them, as are those who trust in them.” Behold means “to see or observe.” Eyes are a gateway to the mind, heart and soul. … Continue reading

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Truth Wins

Have you noticed the politically correct slogan, “Love wins”…? Oops. Supporters of that half truth forgot to do their homework. The expression is only partially true due to misapplication. What is love? Love is the Lamb of God Who takes away … Continue reading

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The Power of Thought

Proverbs 23:7 says, As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Our thoughts are important. They define us. They direct us. ~As a child when I had blood drawn, I required lying down so that I wouldn’t faint. “I … Continue reading

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