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Get Over It

One of the issues we must put to rest if we are going to Serve God In Baal’s Shadow involves getting over the idea everything must be precisely as we think necessary in order to effectively serve Jesus.  The hero of the story related in 2 Kings 4: 42-44 (I have assigned him the name Earl) lived in a town…

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Prepare

I made a couple of mistakes this week.  First, I read The Insanity of God by Nik Ripkin.  This book was recommended to me by Pastor Steve Molton.  I want to say “thanks” to Pastor.  Nothing like having your heart torn apart by realizing how small and petty one can be about serving Jesus!  If you are curious, I challenge…

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It Doesn’t Add Up

“Jacob, don’t be afraid to go down into Egypt” (Genesis 46:3).  It doesn’t add up.  Earlier in his life, this same God told Jacob, “Go home and live in the land of your fathers” (Genesis 31:3, 13).  For his entire life, Jacob recalled stories about his father and grandfather and the danger posed by Egypt (Genesis 12, 26).  He finally…

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An Upside Down World

For many who walk with Jesus, the world seems to be turning upside down. Good is now bad, bad is now good. Those who seek recognition are pandering to the fears of God’s people, portraying our day as something unlike anything heretofore experienced by believers. Even worse are those who, for a fee, will give to you their private “revelations”…

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Angry!

Stolen!  Robbed!  Cheated!  Yes, many people feel that way.  Millions feel as if they have endured the illegal theft of something important and they are angry.  My task is not to comment on the validity of that issue, nor the feelings being experienced by believers during this season.  That which I want to focus upon is how we respond to…

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The Work Of The Holy Spirit

Spending some time working through an eventual book series “Walking with the Master”, I was reminded of His teaching about the role and work of the Holy Spirit.  Only a few hours removed from the cross. Jesus sought to cheer His crestfallen followers by telling them it was actually good news for them that He was leaving, for if He…

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When Jesus Comes Back

          “When Jesus Comes Back.”  In working through the amazing words of Jesus found in Matthew 24:36-44, I was reminded I preached this very message to the great people of the Pathway Church of God in Mobile, Alabama in June 2006.  Fourteen years have come and gone since I delivered this message; fourteen years!  Yet that…

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