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Antisemitism, Jewish Roots, a Pastoral Biblical Christian Perspective.

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Proverbs 17:24 Devotion

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God Comforts His People! Isaiah 49:13 Devotion

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Synagogue Shooting - A Pastoral Response

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https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/27/us/active-shooter-pittsburgh-synagogue-shooting.html

Synagogue shooting, Church shootings, hate, despair seem to have gripped our culture. Here are a few pastoral thoughts on the subject. May God hear our prayers indeed!

Abandon yourself to Sovereign Grace! AND Battle Injustice, Suffering, and Pain!

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Psalm 121 Devotion

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Ecclesiastes 10:1 Reputation Matters. Christlikeness Matters More!

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Sermon October 21, 2019 - Breaking Generational Curses “Face the Fight!” Ephesians 6:12

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Ghostbusters – Breaking Generational Curses “Face the Fight!” Ephesians 6:12
Introduction Some fights are worth fighting. As followers of Jesus, we’ve just got to be certain we’re fighting the right battles the right way with the right weapons.
Paul Harvey told the story of the uncertain soldier in the Civil War who, figuring to play it safe, dressed himself in a blue coat and gray pants and tiptoed out onto the field of battle. He got shot from both directions!
We are born into a spiritual battle zone. The assault for our mind is generational, immediate, and victory is available in Christ. But to gain ground on the enemy – to collect victories – we’re going to have to face the fight. “Be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of His might" (Eph. 6:10).
Transition Alfred Nobel wrote, “I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results. The savants will write excellent volumes. There will be laureates. But wars will c…

Shame or Conviction? Bible Devotion.

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Ghostbusters Sermon 2, 10/14/2018

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Ghostbusters – Breaking Generational Curses “He Slayed the Dragon at the Cross,” Galatians 3:1-3; 13-14
Introduction There really are monsters under the bed, except they aren’t haunting entities from another world; well not exactly. They live in the hauntings of dreams and nightmares. They live in our memories, I think in two ways.
(1) There are familial memories. What I’ve come to describe as pet dragons in the basement. They are spiritual sicknesses that families not only pass on from one generation to another, but often nurture and keep as pets in the basement. The men in my family’s alcoholism. A critical spirit in another family. Racism. The wounds of racism. Abuse. Past hurts. Spiritual sicknesses caused by various enslavements in this world. We keep them chained in the basement and usually think they are our pets. We think we have them mastered when we are the ones being mastered by them. These are hard memories to deal with because they are wispy, smoky, and indistinct. We cannot …

Ephesians 2:10 Devotion

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Ghostbusters, Breaking Generational Curses, Sermon 1 October 10/7/2018

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Ghostbusters – Breaking Generational Curses “Sins of the Past,” Exodus 20:1-6, Ezekiel 22:30
Introduction The other day I was building a new bed for Hansel. It’s a really cool loft bed with a little space for him under it and like a tent on top of it to give him a hideout feel. Well, the last step in the building process is to put in all of the slats upon which the bed rests. I started out fine, placing the wooden slats then reaching under with one arm and over with the other to put these plastic connectors in to hold the slats in place. Then I reached the end and was struggling to fit my big hands in between the slats and reaching over the rails... I was sweating, dropping them. I was getting really frustrated.
Then I looked up and realized that there was an opening from the latter at that end on the other side that creates an opening. I moved over there and popped the last two in easily! I was stuck in a pattern. I was just locked in like tunnel vision to the way I had been doing it. …

Proverbs 16:4 Devotion - Wear your own socks!

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I Thessalonians 5:18 Devotion

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Ephesians 4:29 Devotion

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Isaiah 12:2 Devotion

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