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From Suffering to Glory

Rom. 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.   “Sufferings of this present time” is a general reference that includes everything that beli…

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A Rooster Reminder

But Peter said, “Man, I do not know what you are saying!” Immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed (Luke 22:60).   As the trial of Jesus winds down, another one begins – the trial of Peter! His actions and responses…

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Lake Norman Faith

It was years ago, on a cool and dark night, when my dad and I wrapped up a series of Bible studies. This was the moment that would make the biggest difference in my life. I had made the big decision. So we gathered the rest of the family, m…

Are we idol worshippers?

Matt. 6:24 No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.   Many of us living in the west may firmly state t…

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Get Behind me Satan

But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men” (Matt. 16:21-23)   Earlier in the chapter, Peter, through divine revelation, declare…

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Watch & Beware of the Leaven

Matthew 16:5-12 Then Jesus said to them, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.”   As Jesus continued His ministry, He began encountering greater opposition from the Pharisees and Sadducees, who were th…

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Seeking Answers about Social Media

You’ve heard it before, but “Knowledge is power.”  The writer of Proverbs knew this:  “An intelligent heart acquires knowledge, and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.” (18:15)   Social media, just like technology, chan…

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Restored Victory

For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. 1 John 5:4 Remember the phrase: “Nobody loves a loser”? It’s true, in worldly perspective. I think about T-shirts and…

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The Proof is in the Pudding

Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. 1 Peter 2:12 Proverbs like that one, though not in the Bible, have thei…

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Saves the Poor and Needy

“Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.” Psalms 82:4       We do not understand all the ways God helps the poor and needy. Our part in the way of helping is more easily understood.  …

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Mother’s Teaching

“and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.” Proverbs 6:20b My birth mother and father were both married, just not to each other. Had they been true to their spouses, I would not have been born. A woman and her husband who couldn’t have chi…

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A Better Culture

And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. Matthew 22:39   Loving God (Mt. 22:37-38) is certainly understandable when you consider the great love and sacrifice that has been demonstrated toward us and, continues every…

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True Meaning of the Resurrection

This morning we will address the ‘lynch pin’ of our conviction, commitment towards God. In a word- Resurrection. Granted last week was Easter, but since so many articles, comments, and media declarations have been produced both before, and…

Milk of the Word

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. I Peter 2:2 Children are truly God’s gift to us! It is so amazing to see how children develop from infants to toddlers. Toddlers will eventua…

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Draw Near to God

Most people live for the world and its things (its money, relationships, possessions, prestige, etc). According to the Bible, such a person is ‘an enemy of God’ who lives in a state of ‘hostility with God’ (James 4:4). To be in this conditi…

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Run and Not Grow Weary

Even youths shall faint and be weary,and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORDshall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. I…

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But the Truth

Proverbs 23:23 ‘I’m speaking my truth.’ ‘You need to find and live your truth.’ ‘What feels true to you?’   Such statements abound in our society, as if truth were as relative, subjective, and malleable as one’s view of sushi or one’s…

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How High are Our Walls

Today’s lesson will sort of focus on our ‘Jerichos’— no not a story about Zacchaeus (Luke 19). We will save that example for another occasion. Rather we will explore the ‘Jericho Walls’ (Joshua 5,6), which you & I constantly erect, rebu…

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Women in the Church

The Bible teaches equality between men and women and their roles in the church and the home are equally important. But in our society and even in the church, there are some who claim we must get rid of all role distinctions. It is an attitu…

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Praise Forever

Read Psalm 145:1-2   God is forever. His will endures forever. His glory lasts forever. His holiness is forever. His love, goodness and kindness are forever. His people are forever people. Forever and ever, we will be the objects of Hi…



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