Life Issues

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How faith impacts the way one lives ones life and the questions that may make one question their faith.

Who is our Master? (Opression versus Generosity)

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God makes it very clear throughout the Bible that He has a heart for the poor and needy, for those who are oppressed, taken advantage of, or ignored by others. The Law of Moses contains numerous instructions for compassionate treatment of the less fortunate such as not harvesting everything from your fields, but leaving some […]

Thanking God

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Being thankful is an action and an attitude and it pleases God. In the Bible, we read a great deal about “thanksgiving”, “being thankful”, and “giving thanks”. In the Old Testament, we learn that “thanksgiving” was a “sacrifice” that could be made, as it was part of the peace offering (Leviticus 7:11-18). We may not […]

8 Ways to find happiness

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Jesus told his followers how to find happiness. It was not through having every wish, every need and want fulfilled. It was instead a state of mind brought about by experience and wisdom. Become Poor in Spirit! Those who are poor in spirit are happy. This is not a weak, unattractive, poorness of character. It […]

Slow to Anger

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“Respond in haste, regret at leisure.” So goes an old adage. There have been many more of these wise sayings recorded, down through human history with a similar message. A quick temper is not generally considered to be one of them ore desirable traits of the human character. It has also been said that when […]

What does God want us to do?

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Is God all about following rules, doing this and not doing that, restrictions and traditions? No. It is actually about developing a beautiful character just like His. Choosing His ways not only pleases Him, but it makes people happier as well. Love Him with all our heart, soul and might. (Deuteronomy 6:5) Obey His voice […]

The Character of God

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We know that God is a Spirit and that He is all-powerful, all-knowing, and eternal. These are characteristics of God that are hard for us to fully understand, and beyond our capabilities of imitating. The best way we can come to know God is through His personality. His character is portrayed quite vividly throughout the […]

Peace on earth?

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The dictionary defines peace as: a non-warring condition of a nation or group of nations; an agreement to end hostility; a state of mutual harmony; freedom from civil commotion and violence; cessation or freedom from strife or dissension; freedom of mind from annoyance, distraction, anxiety, and obsession; tranquility or serenity. The Hebrew word for peace […]

Nearly Swamped

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Jesus decided to cross the lake in the boat in the evening after a hard day’s work. So “that day when evening came” they left as darkness was falling. (Mark 4:35). This was to be a test of faith for his disciples, teaching them to walk by faith, not by sight. “A furious squall came […]

Do you ever get side tracked?

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The twelve Apostles were those who had been specifically commissioned by Jesus to spread the word to all the people. But as the numbers of disciples grew, so did the administration duties of the apostles. It seems the time had come when administration had taken over the work they had been set to do. This […]

Forgivable

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Have you ever thought that you might be unforgivable? Have you ever felt like your sins are too big, too often, or too horrible to be overlooked or healed? Luke tells two stories about Jesus that really touched me. The first was about a man with leprosy, a terrible skin disease that often represents sin […]