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Living a Balanced Life (Part 1)

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Equilibrium and balance are basic principles of the universe, and God loves balance. He designed it. Not only that, He's interested in us living a balanced life. In fact, When my life is out of balance, I'm not in God's will. Today we're going to look at several principles of balance from God's Word. 1. I build my life around Christ. Jesus is the most balanced person w...

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Living a Balanced Life (Part 2)

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There are two main reasons we get under stress. We try to do too much and we try to do it in our own power. Both of those are killers. They'll wear us out and your energy will go down and we're out of balance and the joy leaves. We need to get plugged back in to God's power. Jesus offers us an exchange program. Matthew 11:28-29 Then Jesus said, "Come to me, all of you wh...

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The Secret to Handling Life's Pain

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In this world, we are guaranteed to run into problems and pain. So, what is the key to handling the problems of life? How do we get through the tough times we go through? When Jesus was on earth, did he go through times when he was lonely? Yes. And you will too. Did Jesus go through times when he was very tired and fatigued and worn out? Yes. And so will you. Did Jesus go...

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Responding to Injustice

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Everybody has their own story of unfairness. Whether you were passed up for that job promotion that you really deserved or you were treated unfairly growing up. Life is unfair. So, what does God want us to do when you face the inevitable injustices of life? Because they are going to come. He wants us to do three things: HOW SHOULD I RESPOND TO UNFAIRNESS? 1. ACCEPT IT ...

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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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