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The Word Stays

The Word Stays

It may be a fact that you are sick. The doctors say that you are sick. The X-ray film shows that you are sick. But God’s Word says that by Jesus’ stripes you are healed! (Isaiah 53:5) When God’s people choose to defy the facts and walk instead in His truths regarding their ...

Mike Medlin

April 6th, 2014

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He Took the Place

He Took the Place

Jesus lost His Father-Son relationship when he saved you from eternal destruction forever. Jesus was forsaken by God and His world became very dark on that lonely hill so that in your darkest hour, God will always say to you, “I will never leave you nor forsake you!” ...

Mike Medlin

April 6th, 2014

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HIDE, OR SPEAK?

HIDE, OR SPEAK?

Pssst. You. Come out from behind that plant. Metaphorically speaking. In Genesis 3:8, Adam and Eve knew they’d done wrong. It was enough to make them need to change their fig-leaves (and they’d only put them on fresh about a verse ago, sigh). They were so terrified of the ...

Joy Ferdiz

April 6th, 2014

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CLICHE? NOPE. PRAY.

CLICHE? NOPE. PRAY.

If you’ve ever met Christians (we’re guessing you have…), you’ve probably heard the “Oh, well, I’m praying for you” response to a rough situation. Maybe you’ve said it yourself. And it can feel like a bit of a brush-off.   The problem is, “I’m praying for you” is good ...

Joy Ferdiz

April 5th, 2014

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GOLD STANDARD?

GOLD STANDARD?

Take a look at today’s verse (we couldn’t fit it all – definitely a good excuse for you to crack open your Bible, though… hint, hint…) It’s a bit of a pressure-point in society today, but comparing themselves to others can be difficult. Thankfully, it’s possible to ...

Joy Ferdiz

April 4th, 2014

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PRODIGAL SON 2 (4)

PRODIGAL SON 2 (4)

Last one. Let’s wrap this baby up with three big points:   1)                  Anger holds you back.   You won’t learn or grow whenever you see something positive happening in someone’s life, you take up the ‘older brother’ attitude of criticising it. Nah. That’s ...

Joy Ferdiz

April 3rd, 2014

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PRODIGAL SON 2 (3)

PRODIGAL SON 2 (3)

The last couple of days we’ve focused on the older brother in the parable of the prodigal son. There’s a lot there for long-standing ‘got it together’ Christians. But today, we thought we’d address the main character in the parable, the younger brother.   Like his ...

Joy Ferdiz

April 2nd, 2014

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PRODIGAL SON 2: OLDER AND GRUMPIER (2)

PRODIGAL SON 2: OLDER AND GRUMPIER (2)

To fully understand exactly who God is, it might be that we have to reach a low point. Our own personal pig-sty can put the love of God that we’re missing back into perspective, leading us to the first part of something called ‘repentance’ (turning back to your God). So, it ...

Joy Ferdiz

April 1st, 2014

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PRODIGAL SON 2: OLDER AND GRUMPIER (1)

PRODIGAL SON 2: OLDER AND GRUMPIER (1)

Here’s a story you may have heard before. A father. Two sons. The younger brother wants out of the house. He leaves and messes up. On return, he is welcomed by daddy with open arms and a big party. Is this about leaving home for college? Nope. It’s about walking out on what ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 31st, 2014

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WOMEN ROCK!

WOMEN ROCK!

God makes a bigger deal about women more than anyone ever has, ever. You’ll find that your Bible is full of cases where God chooses what ‘the world’ might have called a risk. But He knew exactly whom He could trust. Queen Esther. Abigail. Rahab. If you haven’t heard of them ...

Joy Ferdiz

March 30th, 2014

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