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Church is a word that means many different things to many different people. Before we get started in this message I would ask that you please define the word “church” based on your experience and your understanding of the Bible. Jesus Christ is the founder of the church. The New Testament teaches us that the church is the Body of Christ and that Jesus Himself is the head of the body. As in everything, our lives must reflect what the Bible teaches. In the same way our churches must reflect what the Bible teaches. We cannot impress our definition of

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Bible Verses for Fathers

A collection of verses to strengthen you fathers out there. 1 Chronicles 29:17 I know, my God, that you test the heart and are pleased with integrity … (NIV) Deuteronomy 1:29-31 Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

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Trust God Alone?

I had the most enjoyable time spending one whole week with my 17 months old granddaughter just this past week. It was such a treat for me since I don’t get to see her that often. It was Christmas time when I saw her last and it’s been over 5 months since. Babies grow so fast just in a few months and she certainly developed a lot in many areas then last time I held her. Now she can talk a few words. She plays with toys more like a toddler. She walks and runs faster. She can use a

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Having stable control in your life

Most people feel that they don’t have solid control of their lives. This article will examine what is needed to really have control and authority over your life. Whenever we don’t have wisdom or experience it is wise to seek out the One Who does. The Bible tells us to pray to God and ask Him for Wisdom (James 1:5-8). God is All Knowing And All Wise (Psalm 139:2-6; Job 37:16; Romans 16:27). We are advised to read God’s Holy Word and devote ourselves to obeying God. He will give us His Holy Spirit Which will bring Wisdom and Desirable

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He gives and takes away by Shine Morrison

God has blessed me so much with my three beautiful children. But I am the one of moms who is waiting to get to heaven and meet a child I’ve never had a chance to hold on this earth. It was when my oldest one was about 3 year old and my second one was about a year and half when that happened.  I was about 10 weeks pregnant when I first visited a doctor and confirmed that I was pregnant. I went home with such joy in my heart and feeling of a blessed future with that baby.  I

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Insecurity In Relationships – Don’t Let Paranoia Ruin Your Marriage

Is it possible to end up in divorce court because of insecurity in relationships? I think it depends on the individuals but insecurity can either confirm suspicions or force a spouse to leave because of the craziness often times associated with insecurity in relationships. Some folks are so insecure that they have a hard time relating to their spouse or others. It’s possible for some to have a difficult time adjusting to the married life. Sure, the relationship may have been wonderful before the marriage but once the wedding takes place and commitments are made, insecurity in relationships can creep

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The Best Kind of Love

I have a friend who is falling in love. She honestly claims the sky is bluer. Mozart moves her to tears. She has lost 15 pounds and looks like a cover girl. “I’m young again!” she shouts exuberantly. As my friend raves on about her new love, I’ve taken a good look at my old one. My husband of almost 20 years, Scott, has gained 15 pounds. Once a marathon runner, he now runs only down hospital halls. His hairline is receding and his body shows the signs of long working hours and too many candy bars. Yet he can

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How You Can Learn To Love Yourself

In order to love anyone else, you have to learn to love yourself first. There are many forms of advice about how you can learn to love yourself, some that is good and other things that you have to take with a grain of salt. One of the most important things about learning to love yourself is that you have to take time for your own needs. You have to really soul search, and be realistic about who you are. You also need to know that if you are feeling helpless, or worthless, this is counter productive. No matter what

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Codependent Problems in Relationships

Everyone laughs when I tell them that I wrote Codependency for Dummies. But codependency is no laughing matter. It causes serious pain and affects the majority of Americans, both in and out of relationships. I know. I spent decades recovering. There are all types of codependents, including caretakers, addicts, pleasers, and workaholics, to name a few. They all have one thing in common: They’ve lost the connection to their core. Their thoughts and behavior revolve around someone or something external, whether it’s a person or an addiction. It’s as if they’re turned inside out. Instead of self-esteem, they have other

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The Love Of God Produces (1) Relationship With God, (2) Power Of The Mind, (3) True Spirituality

We don’t understand the power of the love of God in us. FIRST, it eliminates or at least reduces fear in our lives, which is a major contributor to failure in anything we attempt in life (I John 4:18). SECOND, the love of God is what produces faith in us, producing success in anything we undertake in life (Gal 5:6). THIRD, the love of God produces deeper, intimate relationship with him, thus giving us power of the mind, transforming our minds to operate in gospel truth (Rom 12:2). This naturally produces true spirituality, and even spiritual healing if needed because

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