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Compliments Change a Marriage

Compliments are powerful. A few words of encouragement can go a long way in building others up. Likewise, negative words tear people down. This is especially true in marriage. Several years ago, I was sitting in my office with my door open. A lady walking down the hall said, “Have you got a minute?” “Sure, […]

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4 Things To Do After Preaching

Walking into the church parking lot on Sunday afternoon, my mind is swirling with everything that just happened – people I talked to, thoughts about my preaching, phone calls I need to make. If I’m not careful, I can feel overwhelmed and exhausted. As a lead/teaching pastor, I’ve developed an important routine that helps me […]

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Unlikely Rescue at Ground Zero

  Jesus left heaven and came to earth on a rescue mission. In the same way, he rescued us, we have joined the rescue mission to seek and save lost people. When the World Trade Center crumbled to the ground on that dreadful day of September 11, 2001, more than three thousand people died. But […]

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The Rich Father’s Art Auction

When we come to  faith in Jesus Christ, we receive more than salvation.  We also receive an inheritance from God. A man died who was extremely wealthy. His will was full of art pieces—very expensive art pieces. This man had a son who had died before him, a son whom he loved, and this son […]

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