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The Created God

What God says about people who create their own God: Those who fashion a graven image are all of them futile, and their precious things are of no profit; even their own witnesses fail to see or know, so that they will be put to shame. Who has fashioned a god or cast an idol […]

My God My God Why Have You Forsaken Me

Psalm 22 My God, my God, why have You forsaken me? Far from my deliverance are the words of my groaning. 2 O my God, I cry by day, but You do not answer; And by night, but I have no rest. 3 Yet You are holy, O You who are enthroned upon the praises […]

God with us and not knowing it

James, a bond-servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, To the twelve tribes who are dispersed abroad: Greetings. 2 #ConsiderItAllJoy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. 4 And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, […]

The Good Shepherd, The Door, The Way, The Truth, The Life

John 10 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter by the door into the fold of the sheep, but climbs up some other way, he is a thief and a robber. 2 But he who enters by the door is a shepherd of the sheep. 3 To him the doorkeeper opens, […]

Gideon: Accepts the Challenge

It wasn’t easy, but Gideon finally realized that God was calling him to defeat the enemy of Israel. Many of us seem less than worthy when God calls us to do something that is well out of our abilities. That may be why it takes some of us so long to commit to the calling. […]

Gideon: Who is going to take care of this?

God has a plan for you. God expects us to listen and obey His instructions. Gideon did have doubt, but he did obey God. We too can do great things if we trust in the call that God has place upon us. Many times we ask God to send someone to help solve a problem […]

Lamenting, Fear, and Faith

Calling on God only when you need him is much different than continual communication that involves a relationship with Him. I love that the Bible is so real and provides us with true human experiences of having a relationship with God. The Prophets expressed many of the same emotions and feelings that many of us […]

Making Sense of the Ten Commandments

“The Bible told me so, but then God showed me because of this event and this one and this one…” – Pastor Paul Karanick First words of the Ten Commandments helps put the Ten Commandments into perspective. Exodus 20:1-17 The Ten Commandments 1Then God spoke all these words, saying, 2″I am the Lord your God, […]

Look Back at Your Notes

Philippians 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. John 6:1-14 NASB After these things Jesus went away to the other side […]

Suffering as a Christian

1 Kings 17:2-12 (NASB) ‘The word of the Lord came to him, saying, “Go away from here and turn eastward, and hide yourself by the brook Cherith, which is east of the Jordan. It shall be that you will drink of the brook, and I have commanded the ravens to provide for you there.” So […]

When others forsake you; God will not

When we first began our ministry, we went through many stuggles, but God never failed us. He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” (Hebrews 13:5b, NASB). Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is […]
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28 Bible Verses About Fear

Bible Verses  2 Timothy 1:7 (NASB) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NASB) Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because […]

Faith After Believing

Having faith in Christ after you become a believer. What does that mean? To be saved, you must have faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Once a believer, you begin to have faith in Christ in every part of your life. This is how you know God is real, you begin to see […]

Is the Church Sleeping?

They came to a place named Gethsemane; and He said to His disciples, “Sit here until I have prayed.” And He took with Him Peter and James and John, and began to be very distressed and troubled. And He said to them, “My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and […]

Jesus the Servant

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing from selfishness or empty […]