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God's #1 Purpose for Your Life

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Whenever we go through tough times, we are tempted to ask, "Why? Why? Why me? Why is this happening? Why are we going through this?" Even, "Why is God allowing this?" or "If God wants me to be happy, why is his happening?" Lots of people think God's number one purpose is for us to be happy. I am sorry if I am the first person to tell you, but it's not. People say things l...

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Transformed by Our Troubles

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God's number one purpose for your life is that you become like Jesus Christ. But, what tools does God use to make us more like his son? How can we take an active role in our process of transformation? Here are four things God uses to make us more like Jesus: God uses his HOLY SPIRIT. It is the Spirit of God inside you who produces the love and joy and peace. The Bible ...

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Love is Not a Shade of Gray

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The Bible tells us that some teachers of the law of the Old Testament came to Jesus and said, "Jesus, there's lots of commands of God in the Old Testament. What's the most important?" Jesus without hesitation looked at them and said, "Here's the answer" Mark 12:29-31 "The most important commandment is this: 'Listen, O Israel! The Lord our God is the one and only Lord. 30...

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Love in Action

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How does love act? How do we know we are being loving toward others? God gave us a simple list in 1 Corinthians 13. This list shows us: Here's what love does. Here's what love doesn't do. Here's a simple, practical list. I'm pretty certain I'm not going to be sharing anything new with anybody. This isn't supposed to be new truth today. What I'm hoping will happen for us,...

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What Does God Want Me to Do with My Money? (Part 1)

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What does God want us to do with our money? Is money evil? First off, scripture does NOT say, "the root of all kinds of evil is money." Nope! Money is not evil. Scripture DOES say, "For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil." It's the LOVE of money that gets us into trouble. So, what are Christians called to do with their wealth? What's the godly way to handle...

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What Does God Want Me to Do with My Money? (Part 2)

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What does God want us to do with our money? What is his purpose for wealth in our lives? In part one of this blog, we learned that God wants us to be grateful and to be glad. He wants us to thank him for what we have, and to be content with what he has given us. If you missed part one, you can read it, HERE! Below are points 3 and 4 of what God wants us to do with our m...

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Forgiving Others: What Forgiveness is NOT

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Forgiveness is a central theme of the Bible. It's often easier to accept that we have been forgiven than it is for us to extend forgiveness to others who have hurt or offended us. So, understanding true forgivness and the why behind it is crutial. Over the next two blog posts, we're going to look at what forgiveness really is. But before we can look at that, we need to l...

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Forgiving Others: What Real Forgiveness IS

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Why is it so hard to offer forgiveness to someone who has not asked for it? How do you forgive someone who doesn't even deserve your forgiveness? There are a lot of misconceptions about what forgiveness is and what it isn't. For us to truly be able to forgive someone who has intentionally hurt us, we must understand what real forgiveness is. If you missed my last blog abo...

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