What is a Man?
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What is a Man?

Earlier this week, my wife Linda posted a devotion on what real Biblical womanhood was like in which she referenced many of the lesser-known women of the Bible, who did big things. (She has written a study on this subject) In response, I would like to share some similar thoughts for men; thoughts that address...

Women of the Bible
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Women of the Bible

Do you ever think you can’t relate to any characters in the Bible, or that God can’t use you because of your life circumstances? Linda Barnes summarizes the stories of several women in the Bible, showing how their joys and troubles are similar to our own.

To Believe or not to Believe: Session 9 – What Should We Say?
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To Believe or not to Believe: Session 9 – What Should We Say?

This talk is for mature followers of Jesus Christ and sincere seekers after Scriptural truth. Like the Bible, the United Methodist Church, stipulates that God has created us all, Christ has died for everyone, and that therefore everyone is “of sacred worth”. That said we also adhere to Biblical moral understandings regarding marriage and sexuality....

What Are You Thinking?
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What Are You Thinking?

We are what we think. What we think comes out in our actions. Dorinda Amissah reminds us to consider the things we’re dwelling on in our thoughts, and to focus on things that honor God. “Finally, believers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable and worthy of respect, whatever is right and confirmed by God’s word,...

God Who Listens
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God Who Listens

The God who made the universe loves us and wants relationship with us.  He calls us to himself, and WANTS to hear what we have to say.  How awesome is that?   “The God who made the winters and the summers The One who put the stars all in their place The only One who...

To Believe or not to Believe: Session 7 – When Leaders Fail
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To Believe or not to Believe: Session 7 – When Leaders Fail

One of the most heartbreaking and soul breaking things that can happen to a Christian or a church is to see a leader morally fail; especially if his or her failure directly wounds other people. Whether the issue is money, sex, or basic integrity, many people have trouble recovering their faith after they have been...

Until Grace
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Until Grace

It’s easy to feel trapped in our problems or past trauma, and to feel like there’s no one who will understand.  No matter what it is that weighs you down, you can find freedom in the grace our Lord offers.   “I knew I was broken but there was no one that I could tell...

A Reason to Give Thanks
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A Reason to Give Thanks

America is currently going through a season of national introspection. In ways both unhealthy and healthy, we are considering our national sins and failures. This can be a Godly thing to do, especially if it leads genuine repentance, reconciliation and improvement. That said, there are also those who have forgotten, lost sight of, or never...

Joyful
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Joyful

“This is the day the LORD has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it.” (Psalm 118:24, NKJV) For today’s devotion, we invite you to CHOOSE to be joyful.

To Believe or not to Believe: Session 6 – Is the Church Racist?
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To Believe or not to Believe: Session 6 – Is the Church Racist?

Many of us grew up with the understanding that racism was wrong and that the Christian church was necessarily against it. Today however, many people are being taught that the church itself was racist too, especially the white church. So, what is the truth? This week Pastor Barnes is going to condense 20 centuries of...