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Too Big for Your Boots

Too Big for Your Boots

When King Saul disobeyed God, the prophet Samuel told him, ‘When you were little in your own eyes…did not the Lord anoint you King over Israel?…Why then did you not obey the voice of the Lord?’ (vv. 17-19 NKJV). There’s a sobering lesson here. The most dangerous moment in ...

Joy Ferdiz

August 31st, 2014

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God Is Fighting with You

God Is Fighting with You

Jesus said, ‘A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, “Occupy till I come”’ (vv. 12-13). The word ‘occupy’ is a military term which means ‘to

Joy Ferdiz

August 30th, 2014

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‘The Sunny Side of the Street’

‘The Sunny Side of the Street’

Jane Johnson Struck set out on a frigid winter evening to deliver dinner to the family of a friend who had died. Snarled in traffic (imagine Metro Manila traffic on a Fridaay evening!) and juggling an already overloaded schedule, she was feeling sorry for herself—and ...

Joy Ferdiz

August 29th, 2014

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Facedown

Facedown

You can’t put your sins behind you until you are willing to face them. I know I did, behind bars. One reason I believe the Bible is true is that the Author did not cover up the flaws of His chosen people. God was honest about the failures of those He hand-picked for ...

Mike Medlin

August 29th, 2014

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You’re Protected from Evil (3)

You’re Protected from Evil (3)

Have you dabbled in the occult (If you’re wondering what this is all about, give our office a ring. Better yet, talk to a church leader or a trusted counselor.)? Are you now  wondering what to do to be free from the clutches of evil? Repent and renounce it. ‘If we confess ...

Joy Ferdiz

August 28th, 2014

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Alarming

Alarming

Life’s challenges are not designed to break us but to bend us toward God. The trial may be nothing more than a reminder that our trust is to be in God, not in people. We can trust Him in those times when the alarms start to sound. I won a cruise in Singapore via a TV Show ...

Mike Medlin

August 28th, 2014

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You’re Protected from Evil (2)

You’re Protected from Evil (2)

Here are three ways you can open yourself up to the power of evil: 1) By choice. The author of ‘The Satanic Bible’, Anton LaVey, said, ‘A successful witch or wizard must first surrender totally to Satan.’ You’re probably wondering what kind of person would say or do such a ...

Joy Ferdiz

August 27th, 2014

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What’s Your Purpose?

What’s Your Purpose?

The Christian’s purpose is to promote God’s plan. Our purpose is to show others less of us and more of Him. That’s living on purpose with a purpose! Rick Warren’s The Purpose-Driven Life has had an unbelievable run on the best-seller lists. Its appeal reminds us that ...

Mike Medlin

August 27th, 2014

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You’re Protected from Evil (1)

You’re Protected from Evil (1)

Here’s a promise you can stand on in times of trouble: ‘Because you have made the Lord…the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways’ (vv.

Joy Ferdiz

August 26th, 2014

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Choices

Choices

Life offers us choices. Christ graciously offers us forgiveness for what is past, and wisdom for what yet lies ahead. Aesop tells the ancient story of a boy hunting for locusts. The lad had caught quite a few when he saw a scorpion. Mistaking it for a locust, he reached out ...

Mike Medlin

August 26th, 2014

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