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Our Secret Source of Power

This is adapted from a sermon based on Judges 16 In every legend, the story of every hero or villain, there is always a source of power that can be discovered and exploited. For Superman, it's kryptonite. For Zurg (Toy Story), it was the double AA battery (or so Buzz thought). I believe that for the …

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God Likes Wild Men

Back in September, I mentioned that I was beginning a wild goose chase, meaning that I was beginning to read the book Wild Goose Chase by Mark Batterson. I haven't written an official review, but the short version is that I've been challenged since reading the book to break out of some cages in my life to keep …

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Now Is the Time for Courageous Parents

This is adapted from a sermon based on Judges 13 I really don't have to belabor the point of how morally confusing these times are, do I? We hear the news. We read the stats. And we know how tough it is to be growing up in this present culture. That's how things were for Israel when Samson was born. …

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The Intriguing Story of Jephthah

Nestled in the middle of the book of Judges is an intriguing story of an intriguing man - Jephthah. Though not specifically called a "judge" he certainly bears all the marks of the others. He rose up to lead Israel to freedom from oppression when it was desperately needed. But his story offers some interesting …

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The Worst Thing That Can Happen to Anyone

What's the worst thing that can happen to anyone? Ask most people, and the answer will have something to do with loss, illness, or death. Perhaps someone might answer that the worst thing would be for a person to die without a relationship with Christ and spend eternity in hell. Yes, but I actually think the …

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Big Lessons from Big Toes

"And they found Adoni-bezek in Bezek:... and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes. And Adoni-bezek said, Threescore and ten kings, having their thumbs and their great toes cut off, gathered their meat under my table: as I have done, so God hath requited me. And they …

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