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Dec 9, 2018

UGLY SWEATER, UGLY SIN . . . 

We tend to treat sin as though it is an ugly sweater that has become fashionable.

“If we say we have fellowship with Him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth.  But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another and the blood...


Dec 2, 2018

"Advent" (Isaiah 9:2-7; 11:1-2; 12:1-2, 25:6-9)

 Works cited/Recommended Reading:

  • ESV Study Bible
  • Hidden Christmas by Tim Keller
  • Christians in the Age of Outrage by Ed Stetzer
  • Come Let Us Adore Him: A Daily Advent Devotional by Paul Tripp

 

  • 1. Joy to the world!
    • Isaiah 9:3 (ESV)
  • “Outrage functions as an odd...


Nov 25, 2018

The Cheerful Giver

The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully[d] will also reap bountifully. Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound to you,...


Nov 18, 2018

Being spiritually healthy means daily evaluating your heart to see if there is anything hindering growth.

 

“Search me, O God, and know my heart!  Try me and know my thoughts!  And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!”  Psalm 139:23-24

 

A heart that is spiritually...


Nov 11, 2018

THE CORE:  A LETTER TO THE LUKEWARM

Revelation 3:14-22

 Jesus knows the true condition of your heart.

“I know your works:  you are neither cold nor hot.  Would that you were either cold or hot!  So, because you are lukewarm and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth.”  Revelation 3:15-16

 

“For you...