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2 Peter 1:16-21 - Follow the Light of the Morningstar...no matter how dark the night.

  • 21 March 2017 |
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Follow the Light of the Morningstar…no matter how dark the night.

 

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,” (James 1:2)…. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials (1 Peter 1:6)… I have said these things to you.. in the world, you will have tribulation.”

How does it feel, to know what’s coming? How does it feel knowing deep down that no matter how enjoyable today is, that no matter how wonderful this weekend is, no matter how successful you are this year, you’re going to eventually suffer.

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Matthew 5: 24-35 - Worrying: It's Not Your Job!

  • 21 March 2017 |
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Worrying: It’s Not Your Job

Dear brothers and sisters who are made confident in the promises of your faithful God.

 

“Do not Worry…” Seems to be the overarching message of Jesus’ words here in Matthew 6 don’t you think? But do you know to whom that message was first directed? It wasn’t to a bunch of first-time moms, who were worried about their new-born babies. It wasn’t to a group of grandparents, worried about their grandkids. It wasn’t given to a couple of teenagers gathered at their high school orientation.  Jesus was speaking to his faithful and steadfast disciples. Disciples who would witness with their own eyes, water changed into wine, people walking, seeing, and hearing for the first time by the power of Jesus’ Word. The same disciples who witnessed the breath of life breathed back into the dead. Yet even after all those signs of powerful reassurance, Jesus knew his disciples would still struggle with the all too common sin of worry. Just goes to show you, that even the most faithful, struggle with the sin addressed in today’s word.

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Matthew 5:13-20 You Are... So Be It!

  • 21 March 2017 |
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You Are….So Be it!

 

            My family has now officially experienced two Eastern Tennessee snow storms and we’ve already found things to be exactly how many of you warned us they would be. All the schools are closed for an inch of snow. The grocery stores were packed and the shelves emptied before a light dusting. And some people just simply don’t know how to drive in it. But what really stands out to me are all the piles, not of snow, but of salt.

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