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Psalm 100 begins this way in The Message translation: On your feet now—applaud God! Bring a gift of laughter, Sing yourselves into his presence. Know this: God is God! He made us; we didn't make Him We’re his people, his well-tended sheep. Enter with ...

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We're Only Halfway Through

Don’t even think about taking your foot off the gas pedal right now. Yes, we did have an amazing Passion Week around Living Streams. Yes, we did have a service on Palm Sunday that left many of us ...

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It's Passion Week

As my 39-year-old eyes survey this old world, I see things similarly to the one who wrote the book of Ecclesiastes. “I have seen all the things that are done under the sun; all of them are meaningless, a chasing after the wind,” says the Teacher, son of David, King of...

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What Can I Do When I Feel Punctured, Pierced and in Pain?

I have a contest for you this week. Without Googling, what are the three times God the Father spoke audibly during Jesus’ earthly life that are recorded for ...

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Easter Season

In the Bible Jesus is called many different things. He is the bread, the rock, the anchor, and the water. He is the Wonderful Counselor, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. Many times in my topsy-turvy life I have cried out to Jesus and found that these are not just names from...

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Why I Believe in Tithing

The only time in all of Scripture that we are asked to test God is in reference to tithing. In Malachi 3, God promises to pour out a greater blessing than we can hold if we are faithful in our tithes and offerings. In over forty-five years of ministry, I have seen God faithfully fulfill his ...

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Who's Your Financial Planner?

If I were to sing, “London Gold...” you would probably sing, “...It's the best.” If I were to sing, “Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that...” You would probably sing, “...Kit Kat bar.” If I were to sing, “The best part of waking...

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I’ll keep this simple. This Sunday I will be preaching on the most incredible message of all: The Reconciliation of Everything. To get you ready, please drink in these words from a man from bygone years who was deeply committed to God’s message: Charles H. Spurgeon, the “Prince ...

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Vacation Thoughts

There are some expressions in the modern, American version of the English language that have been mulling around in my mind. They have to do with the most basic, yet vital of human functions: breathing. When breathing in, air journeys into the mouth and nostrils, travels...

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Ditch the Garage

Not so long ago a friend of mine talked about his recent move to the central corridor in Phoenix. He told me about one of the distinguishing features of the surrounding homes from the 1940s –1960s: there are no garages. At first it was different for him and seemed like a ...

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