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It’s A Wrap Part 1 (20111228)

December 28, 2011


This is it, the end of another year!  And each of us has an opportunity to end the year with our best effort.  Certainly there have been many things we did right.  But, there are also those things we did wrong.  If you have mistreated someone, or done someone wrong, it is a good time […]

Jesus Must Increase, I Must Decrease Part 5 (20110701)

July 1, 2011


“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV) For many folks there remains a temptation to want to be first; to be the big kahuna!  They like telling great big stories, not for the sake of simply engaging their friends and family, but for the sake of being first.  Others like to […]

Jesus Must Increase, I Must Decrease Part 4 (20110630)

June 30, 2011


“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV) What or who are you constantly reading about, studying about, talking about?  Whatever or whoever it is, that is what is most important to you.  For some folks it is their job, for others their favorite hobby, still others it has something to do […]

Memorial Day Christ The Battle Standard (201100603)

June 3, 2011


There is a great spiritual battle raging and God reminds us saying, “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.”  (1 Peter 5:8, NIV) Don’t think for a moment that you and I have what it takes to defeat Satan, our mighty foe, without […]

Memorial Day More Than Conquers (201100602)

June 2, 2011


We live in a day when many people show themselves to be victims.  And such a portrayal of self is often encouraged by those around us.  But if we are in Christ, we are not victims; Paul in his letters to the Christians in Rome says something far better.  “35  Who shall separate us from […]

Memorial Day and Living Lives of Dignity (20110530)

May 31, 2011


This week we celebrate Memorial Day.  A day set apart when we remember and reflect upon the lives of those brave men who served and died to promote freedom both here and throughout the world.  The lives we live and the freedoms we share here in these United States of America have been the envy […]

It Is A Beautiful Day Part 2 (20110520)

May 21, 2011


So life has not been everything you wanted it to be.  Well, it is safe to say that such is the case for the rest of us as well.  Everyone of us has suffered many kinds of hardships in this world.  Hey, just being born into this world is a rough experience. It has always […]

20110518 The Woman of Noble Character Part 8 (20110518)

May 18, 2011


For a number of days we have been talking about the wife of noble character.  And it is clear that she is, indeed, a unique and gifted woman.  But, for a moment, let us stop to consider her husband.  Did you know that the word “husband” has to do with managing the activities of the […]

20110516 The Woman of Noble Character Part 6 (20110516)

May 16, 2011


Continuing our study of the wife of  noble character we read, “Her husband is respected at the city gate, where he takes  his seat among the elders of the land.  24  She makes linen garments and sells them, and  supplies the merchants with sashes.  25  She is clothed with strength and dignity; she  can laugh […]

The Woman of Noble Character Part 4 (20110512)

May 13, 2011


Our last couple of lessons has been looking at Proverbs 31 where we find the text discussing a wife of noble character.  In verses sixteen through eighteen we read, “She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.  17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong […]