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Rise Up and Build

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iclzbvw5w5a-todd-quackenbushNeh 2:17-18 “Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach. 18 Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.”

Visions and dreams need legs and hands. A young man by the name of John Goddard at the age of 15 wrote and established 127 lifetime goals (bucket list). His goals included climb several mountains, learn French, Spanish, and Arabic, go around the globe, land on the moon, and read the entire collection of the Encyclopedia Britannica. By his death, he…

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Posted by on January 16, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

What Are We Building?

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plumbing-709631_1920Acts 2:46-47 “And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart, 47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”

Mat 16:18 “And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”

What is the church?

Eph 2:21 “In whom all the building fitly framed together groweth unto an holy temple in the Lord:”

1 Pet 2:5 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”

Eph 5:26 “That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,”

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Posted by on January 9, 2017 in Uncategorized

 

Willing Clay: The Path to Spiritual Maturity

Spiritual Maturity isn’t as hard as we can sometimes make it out to be, but there is discipline involved! Check out this post! 🙂

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Potter by DanIsa 41:25 “I have raised up one from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as upon morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.”

If you keep in mind the main point: you must internalize the word of God, this will go much quicker.

I’ll preface this with what The Lord spoke to me the other day while driving. “Some people have destiny written all over them. It’s too bad they don’t develop the maturity to achieve what they are meant to do.”

In simple terms, being mature is knowing what to do in any given situation. Full-grown, complete. In a time of crisis, we turn to those who are mature to lead us through.

God wants this church to become mature. God wants the individuals in this church to mature. Even children…

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Posted by on December 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Trojan Horse of Hell

This is convicting!

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trojan-horse-607574_1280Rev 2:12-17 “And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he which hath the sharp sword with two edges; 13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan’s seat is: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth. 14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. 15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate. 16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth. 17 He…

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Posted by on December 10, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

How to Pray

So powerful!

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Young Business Man Praying by podpadLuke 11:1-13 “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. 3 Give us day by day our daily bread. 4 And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. 5 And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and…

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Posted by on December 2, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Five Steps to Your Miracle

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prayer-401401_12802 Kings 5:1 “Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.”

Sometimes, even though there are many good things in your life, that one bad thing overshadows everything else.

By the end of this story, Naaman was no longer known as a leper. He got his miracle and became a worshipper.

James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.”

Hebrews 13:8 “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.”

Miracles come from God. God does good things.

Gal 3:5 “He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among…

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Posted by on November 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

For Such a Time as This

I love the story of Esther. This sermon talks about how it applies to our lives today. Enjoy!

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edmund_blair_leighton_-_con_amoreEsther 4:13-14 “Then Mordecai commanded to answer Esther, Think not with thyself that thou shalt escape in the king’s house, more than all the Jews. 14 For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”

Esther is a book about God being in control of every circumstance, good and bad. He can even control the insomnia of a king.

Esther is a story about a king whose queen fell out of favor with the king. So, he held a beauty contest and Esther was chosen as the new queen. She didn’t tell the king immediately that she was Jewish.

All power in heaven and earth, all authority, belongs to God. Any…

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Posted by on November 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

 
 
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