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Power Made Perfect In Weakness

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“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:8, ESV...

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Transform My Mess Into A Ministry

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"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4, ESV....

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Look Past The Pain and See His Promise

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"For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." 2 Corinthians 4:17-18, ESV...

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God Uses Pressure to Produce Godliness

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"We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope." Romans 5:3-4, ESV...

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God Will Bend You. He Won't Break You.

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"We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed." 2 Corinthians 4:8...

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How Do Christians Respond to Politics?

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DAY 5 | How Do Christians Respond to Politics? Some will go to war. Prepare for battle, march in the parades, picket lines or protests, and fight the system, while others fight to get our country back to a moral majority, and elect candidates hoping to save our country. Christians are on all sides and can't really find unity here either. They are often left feeling frus...

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What the Bible Says About God and Government?

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DAY 4 | What Does the Bible Say About God and Government? When the terrible injustice of the George Floyd killing hit the news, it was obvious that this going to make hard times even harder. From the pandemic to protests, riots, and racial tensions reaching an all-time high, I wept for our country. I opened God's Word and reached out to others. I talked to every black pe...

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Bad Ideas of Christians About Government | Dangerous River #3

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Day 3 | Bad Ideas Christians Have about Government | Dangerous River #3 Every year in Arizona, there are stories all over the news about people trying to cross over flooded washes during monsoon season. Heavy rains come and flood streets and crazy drivers filled with a tad too much courage go rogue and punch the Prius through a raging river, thinking they'll be fine! It n...

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Bad Ideas of Christians About Government | Dangerous River #2

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Day 2 | Bad Ideas Christians Have about Government | Dangerous River #2 I have logged more than a thousand miles as class 3-4 whitewater rafting guide. Each summer we would mourn the loss of those that lost their lives on the river. The greatest challenge people face in rivers is that they underestimate the river and overestimate themselves. Ideas are powerful, and unfort...

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Bad Ideas of Christians About Government | Dangerous River #1

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Day 1 | Bad Ideas Christians Have about Government | Dangerous River #1 Have you ever had a bad idea and just ran with it? As a teenager, I remember my buddy and I were out driving his 4x4, when we drove up to a flooded creek that turned into a small river. Underestimating the power of the current, and overestimating the truck, my buddy slapped the dash and said, "The hea...

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Five Steps Forward In Today's Times

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DAY 7 | FIVE STEPS FORWARD IN TODAY'S TIMES The hope is for the Christian is to engage, not retreat. It's to step forward not back. Below are 5 steps you can take to grow in unity, in the midst of diversity. 1.Listen before you label. We have to stop shutting others down and listen more. We too easily fail to engage the person and feed on the problems. We all have to ad...

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What’s Wrong with the BLM Movement?

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DAY 6 | What's Wrong with the BLM Movement? As a Christian, who loves Jesus and believes in the Bible there is a lot wrong with the movement. I will only address three agendas, they have openly communicated they are seeking to accomplish in our world. What is the BLM movement as an organization seeking to do? 1. It's seeking to dismantle the Imago Dei in saying: "Wedism...

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BlackLivesMatters.com | What Do They Believe?

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DAY 5 | BlackLivesMatters.com | What Do They Believe? According to the Black Lives Matter website, they say the following about themselves and their beliefs. "We make space for transgender brothers and sisters to participate and lead." "Wedismantle cisgender (Identity corresponds with birth sex) privilege and uplift Black trans folk, especially Black trans women." "W...

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What Is Intersectionality?

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DAY 4 | What Is Intersectionality? In creating the BLM movement, I do have to say they use a wide vocabulary that will challenge the average reader to grab a dictionary. There are many educated people in their movement, from pastors, to street preachers, to professors, to politicians. There is an organized effort to use a common language. We should know that words matte...

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BLM Co-Founder Calls Herself A Marxist?

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DAY 3 | BLM CO-FOUNDER CALLS HERSELF A MARXIST? According to the New York Post,Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors made the following statement in a recent interview. "The first thing, I think, is that we actually do have an ideological frame. Myself and Alicia in particular are trained organizers," she said, referring to BLM co-founder Alicia Garza. "We are...

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Called To Mourn With Those Who Mourn

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DAY 2 | CALLED TO MOURN WITH THOSE WHO MOURN Again, I think as Christians, especially white, we need to mourn with those who mourn when there is injustice, such as we have seen with the death George Floyd (Ecclesiastes 3, Romans 12:15). We need to listen and learn (James 1:19) as we have sought to do as a church in weeks past, by inviting Black leaders from our church to...

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Why Address The Black Lives Matter Movement?

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As a Pastor of a church and Father, I feel need to address the Movement, I will share a story to help you understand, and ask that you read the daily posts throughout the week to get the rest of my message....

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How Does Sin Impact Being Made in God’s Image?

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The good news is that we still reflect God's image despite sin....

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Who’s Responsible for Creation?

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And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28, ESV...

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Remember Whom You Represent

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Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” Genesis 1:26...

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How Do We Resemble God?

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Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness...” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Genesis 1:26a-27, ESV...

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Where Do We Come From?

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For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them. Exodus 20:11, ESV...

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Think Before You Post

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And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works... Hebrews 10:24, ESV...

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Learn More

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Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect Romans 12:2, ESV...

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Talk Less, Listen More.

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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak. James 1:19, NIV...

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Change Continually

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Repent, therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord. Acts 3:19...

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You Talking To Me?

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“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you tithe mint and dill and cumin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faithfulness. These you ought to have done, without neglecting the others.” Matthew 23:23, ESV...

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We Overcome Temptation Better Together

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But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. James 1:14, ESV...

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We Get Through Tough Times Better Together

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Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2...

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We Better Understand Ourselves When We Are Together

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Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future. Proverbs 19:20, ESV...

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We Bear Witness of Jesus and His Church Better Together

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How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity! Psalms 133:1, NIV...

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The Danger of Division

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I appeal to you, dear brothers and sisters, by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, to live in harmony with each other. Let there be no divisions in the church. Rather, be of one mind, united in thought and purpose. ...

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