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

July 1, 2011

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“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

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“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 […]

Jesus Must Increase, I Must Decrease Part 3 (20110629)

June 29, 2011

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“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV) Sometimes when we become less there can be a sense where we become more.  In other words we find ourselves doing incredible things that we normally would not be doing.  For instance, consider Elijah, who stands before King Ahab and says, “As the LORD, […]

Jesus Must Increase, I Must Decrease Part 2 (20110628)

June 28, 2011

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“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV) The world wants everything bigger and better.  For our technology we want the bigger hard drive, the faster processor, the higher refresh rate; for our cars the more layers the paint, the bigger and more polished wheels, the louder the stereo.  Or, maybe its […]

Jesus Must Increase, I Must Decrease Part 1 (20110627)

June 27, 2011

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“He must become greater; I must become less.” (John 3:30, NIV) We admire men who accumulate much knowledge, experience and wisdom in this world.  We hold them in high regard.  We want to emulate them, follow in their footsteps, and be like them.  The Apostle Paul was such a man as this.  He had risen […]

Memorial Day Christ The Battle Standard (201100603)

June 3, 2011

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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

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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 […]