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Praying for One Another

“The hallmark of western civilization has been rugged individualism. Because of our philosophy of life, we are used to the personal pronouns ‘I’ and ‘my’ and ‘me.’ We have not been taught to think in terms of ‘we’ and ‘our’ … Continue reading

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Isaac: A Life of Hard Knocks

This entry is part 11 of 15 in the series When the Heroes of Faith speak...

There are dozens of important lessons that we could learn from the life of Isaac, but if he stood before us today, I believe that he?d feel it important to share these 3 truths with us. Continue reading

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Enoch: Walking with God

This entry is part 8 of 15 in the series When the Heroes of Faith speak...

When we read about Enoch in Genesis 5 there is little given about his life except that he was a father, and that he lived 365 years. However there is a phrase mentioned twice that gives us insight into the special life Enoch led. The phrase is “walked with God”. In fact, it was based on this that verse 24 tells us that Enoch didn’t die physically but was simply “taken away” by God. Continue reading

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Breaking the Habit of Isolationism

This entry is part 5 of 7 in the series Life in Community

There is a tendency in our society that has developed over the past few hundred years for people to become more and more isolated from each other. Even though we have global communication and travel that makes the world seem smaller there is an increasing pull among individuals to keep isolated from their neighbors! This message addresses this habit that is found even in churches where we are supposed to be community. Continue reading

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Living with a Common Purpose

This entry is part 4 of 7 in the series Life in Community

This message further clarifies the picture of living in community. With a sharper focus, we will be enticed into coming away from our self-absorbed world and into the fellowship of one another. If we are to come together in such a way, we must cast aside all of our personal motives and live together with a common purpose. That purpose must be defined by God and not by ourselves. Continue reading

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