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“Are you ready for God to prune you? Are you prepared to surrender to him anything about your life that is not bearing fruit—and for God to get rid of it? Do you honestly want God to take away anything that you’re into which is stopping you from being more and more Christlike? That’s what […]

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“Someone once said that ‘a community is where the person you like least always is.’ When you think about it, the early church was comprised of individuals, Jews and Gentiles, that despised each other. Yet they found themselves in the same fellowship purely because of the cross. But in the American church, we want to […]

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“We have far too many Christians who are strong on convictions, but you wouldn’t want them to represent you in any public way…because they do it in a way that is not very civil in its engagement, or loving and caring. Then you have Christians who are so civil, so loving, so caring, that you […]

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“Christians are often accused of being ‘biased’ simply because they believe in the supernatural. This accusation has power in our current pluralistic culture. Biased people are seen as prejudicial and unfair, arrogant and overly confident of their position. Nobody wants to be identified as someone who is biased or opinionated. But make no mistake about […]

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Joel 2:12-13 (NLT) “That is why the LORD says, ‘Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning. Don’t tear your clothing in your grief, but tear your hearts instead.’ Return to the LORD your God, for he is merciful and compassionately, slow to get angry […]

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”Hypocrisy isn’t really about the absence of sin…it’s about the absence of honesty. We as the church shouldn’t be trying be display perfection…we just need to point others to the Perfect One…and then display progression.” ~ Lisa Fields

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“There are a lot of people that I find it difficult to like. I don’t like what they do to me. I don’t like what they say about me and other people. I don’t like their attitudes. I don’t like some of the things they’re doing. I don’t like them. But Jesus says love them. […]

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“How can we worship God publicly once each week when we do not care to worship Him privately throughout the week? Can we expect the flames of our worship of God to burn brightly in public on the Lord’s Day when they barely flicker for Him in secret on other days? Could it be that […]

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“If there is one thing that God’s children ought to stop doing, it is praying for all of our opposition (negative circumstances and people) to go away. Paul never prayed for his problems to go away, nor did he advise anyone else to do so. Instead, he prayed for the strength to endure whatever came […]

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“The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. Rather he may be in his moral life as bold as a lion and as strong as Samson; but he has stopped being fooled about himself. He has accepted God’s estimate of his own life. He knows he is […]

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“The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort. He develops toward him self a kindly sense of humor and learns to say, ‘Oh, so you have been overlooked? They have placed someone else before […]

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“The real duty of worship is not the outward duty to say or do the liturgy. It is the inward duty, the command—‘Delight yourself in the Lord!’ (Psalm 37:4). The reason this is the real duty of worship is that this honors God, while the empty performance of ritual does not. If I take my […]