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Three Questions for Pursuing God’s Will

One of the most common questions among human beings is, how do I know God's will? Or sometimes we'll simply ask, how do I make right and wise decisions? Christians sometimes want to make this issue mystical. In fact, we can be downright superstitious, seeking signs and waiting for audible voices. But what if …

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9 Signs of Life In the Church That Keeps Going

I shared this message in revival last night and wanted to pass it along here... Acts chapter 2 is a controversial chapter. Christians like to go there to argue about when the Holy Spirit arrived, whether we can duplicate the miracle of speaking in tongues, and whether this was the "baptism" Jesus talked …

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Whom God Saves, God Seals

In the year 2000, Angie and I bought our first home. It was sweet! We took one day with the realtor. About the fifth or sixth and final house we looked at that day was the perfect fit. We headed to the realtor's office and filled out an offer form and included with it our earnest money - a whopping $500 (big …

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The Gift Conspiracy

I'm convinced there is a vast shower gift conspiracy operating in our culture. Think about it. For a wedding shower, she has all the fun. Nobody buys the sweet "couple" golf clubs or pocket knives. And then the babies, the poor little babies. They don't get anything fun - it's all about Mom! What a …

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The Joy-Filled Christian Life

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Walk In the Spirit and Overcome!

There is a wrestling match going on inside every believer in Christ. It is the war between the Holy Spirit Who has intertwined Himself with our very being and our flesh, that part of us that acts and decides apart from the influence of God. One of the most common questions Christians ask is, "Will I ever be …

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Pentecost Plus Persecution Equals Church the Way It Ought to Be

I know this is a strange assertion, but I've been studying the book of Acts all morning and the thought hit me that Pentecost plus persecution produced the mightiest change agent in all of history - the local church empowered by the Holy Spirit. We are never commanded to purposely try to duplicate either, but …

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Three Years And Counting!

I love being the Pastor of Bethel Baptist Church. This past Sunday marked three years that my family and I have been serving here and as I said from the pulpit last night, God has blessed us so far beyond what we deserve! We've come to love and know the people here and we've built a trust-relationship with …

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Beginning a Wild Goose Chase with Mark Batterson

I recently received a little birthday gift from my awesome church staff for Borders and used it to pick up another C. S. Lewis book and Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson. Mark operates one of the most well-known pastor's blogs on the web and serves the National Community Church in Washington, D.C. I've …

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The Nightline Debate: Proving the Existence of God

Last night, millions watched the debate between Kelly and Brian Sabient (representing atheism) and Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron (attempting to prove God's existence without using faith or the Bible). I have reviewed as much of the video as I can stand and have come to some interesting conclusions. At first, …

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