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HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HIM?

HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW HIM?

‘…Your face, Lord, I will seek.’ Psalms 27:8 NKJV At the end of a play, the leading actor held his audience spellbound as he recited the 23rd Psalm. He did it as an encore, and it brought the house down with applause. Looking across the room, he spotted his old vicar and ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 12th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (4)

GOD RESTORES (4)

‘Your God will come with…recompense [restoration].’ Isaiah 35:4 NKJV What you give up in order to serve God is nothing compared to what you will get back. ‘Peter answered him, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will there be for us?” …So Jesus said to ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 11th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (3)

GOD RESTORES (3)

‘…That you through his poverty might become rich.’ 2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV Are you thinking, ‘If only I hadn’t said, or done (insert random EPIC FAIL here)’? You’re not unique; we all have our regrets. But God wants us to learn from them, not live in them. ‘For you know the ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 10th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (2)

GOD RESTORES (2)

‘…You will certainly overtake them and succeed ….’ 1 Samuel 30:8 NIV One day, the Amalekites swept down on King David’s home town, burnt it to the ground, and took its families captive. In this scene of devastation, David and his men ‘…wept aloud until they had no strength ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 9th, 2013

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GOD RESTORES (1)

GOD RESTORES (1)

‘I will restore to you…’ Joel 2:25 NKJV Whatever life has taken from you, God can restore. He may not give you exactly what you want, but He will give you what’s best. And even when He starts correcting you for being disobedient, if you repent, He will bring you back to a ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 8th, 2013

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INTERCESSION

INTERCESSION

‘On behalf of a man he pleads with God…’ Job 16:21 NIV The Bible says: ‘So Joshua fought the Amalekites while Moses, Aaron, and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 7th, 2013

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REACH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE (2)

REACH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE (2)

‘…How can they hear, unless someone tells them?’ Romans 10:14 CEV John Ortberg says: 1) ‘Never rule anybody out. Jesus reached out to tax collectors, lepers, sinners (that’s all of us, by the way), and Gentiles. They shocked the religious establishment by saying yes and ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 6th, 2013

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REACH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE (1)

REACH OUTSIDE YOUR COMFORT ZONE (1)

One author writes: ‘While visiting my parents I needed a haircut, so I went to where my mom goes. As the owner Jim trimmed my hair, we started talking about spiritual things. The more we talked, the more he cut. I ended up with very short hair, but our conversation about ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 5th, 2013

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CLEARLY AND ORDERLY

CLEARLY AND ORDERLY

You will accomplish more through others than you will ever accomplish alone. But you’ll only do it if you’re able to give clear direction. There’s a story about a coach who always communicated his goal to his runners before the race. Just before the starter’s gun sounded he ...

Joy Ferdiz

December 4th, 2013

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‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (3)

‘I AM NOT ASHAMED’ (3)

The Psalmist wrote, ‘Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.’ Our hope comes when Christ comes again! Paul spells it out: ‘We believe that Jesus died and rose again. So we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have

Joy Ferdiz

December 3rd, 2013

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