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Celebrating Christmas Differently

By Jarod Dyess

The year has gone by so quickly and we yet again arrive to the “Holiday Season”. Here we are getting ready to celebrate Christmas – a time when things seem to be quite different than the rest of the year. Hallmark movies flood Netflix and cable channels, extra lights go up around the house, and department stores’ sales soar off the charts. When it’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, if can easily become the most stressful time of the year. However, the frenzy of Christmas doesn’t have to be drive you mad, if you are willing to follow these steps: Continue reading “Celebrating Christmas Differently”

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A Fast Acceptable to God

By Leo Mendoza

“Will the fast I choose be like this: A day for a person to deny himself, to bow his head like a reed, and to spread out sackcloth and ashes? Will you call this a fast and a day acceptable to the Lord? Isn’t the fast I choose: To break the chains of wickedness, to untie the ropes of the yoke, to set the oppressed free, and to tear off every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, to bring the poor and homeless into your house, to clothe the naked when you see him, and not to ignore your own flesh and blood?” – Isaiah 58:5‭-‬7 (HCSB)

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How to Enjoy Church

By Dr. Trent Roubleau

I love thy Kingdom, Lord,
The house of thine abode,
The church our blest Redeemer saved
With his own precious blood.

I love thy church, O God:
Her walls before thee stand,
Dear as the apple of thine eye,
And graven on thy hand.

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The Power of the Word of God

By Lanard Alexander

Matthew 4:4(ESV) But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”

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Turning to God

By Adam Lee

 1 Kings    19:1-18

It’s the beginning of a New Year!  For most, that is an exciting prospect, either because of big plans and exciting dreams for the year ahead or maybe from the relief of putting old trials and hard times behind.  A new year can be intimidating though if those trials are persistent and you can’t see a way to be free of them.  Maybe it’s been so long since you felt hopeful about anything that a fresh start seems impossible, new year or not. Continue reading “Turning to God”

Starting the New Year off Fasting

By Billy Bernhard

 

Joel 2:12-14

 

“Yet even now,” declares the Lord, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning; and rend your hearts and not your garments.” Return to the Lord your God, for he is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love; and he relents over disaster. Who knows whether he will not turn and relent, and leave a blessing behind him, a grain offering and a drink offering for the Lord your God?

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Celebrating Christmas Differently

By Jarod Dyess

Whether it’s setting up the Christmas tree, loads of food, time off from work, or putting lights on the house, we all enjoy the season that has its own genre of music. Every year we happen upon what we call the “most wonderful time of the year”, but why is this so? What makes Christmas time so wonderful?

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The Gospel is for All People

By Billy Bernhard

In the early 1970’s my mom was in a band and traveling all over the United States. The Jesus Movement was taking place and teenagers all over the United States were surrendering their lives to Jesus. My mom and her band traveled to a certain city in Alabama to play at a church. When they got there the church was thrilled to have them.  Until…. Until the church found out the drummer was African American. The church said “Your drummer is African American and will not be allowed into this church to play”.

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Surrender Daily

By Mike Luna

Although every Christian is not called to be a Pastor, every Christian should be wanting to be more like Christ. But I think there’s a lot of misconceptions of what that means. Christianity is a person, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Christianity is life, his life lived in those who have trusted in him as Savior and Lord. This life must be lived in this world and therefore it is a practical thing which concerns the 24 hours in each day, the 60 minutes in each hour and the 60 seconds in each minute.

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