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Daily Commitment is Important
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It’s November! For most people it means getting out the Christmas decorations, planning road trips, and stuffing turkeys. For me it means I have to write. A LOT! November is the National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. It’s a crazy … Continue reading

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Not Good Enough to Talk to God
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Have you ever felt like you couldn’t pray or help someone out spiritually because you’re not living as spiritually as you think you should? I recently overheard a conversation where one person confessed that he doesn’t pray anymore because He … Continue reading

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The Silliness of Hiding from God
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A few months ago, I started something new in my family: budgeting. I know, the dreaded “B” word, one that I tried for so long to avoid. Assigning every dollar a job and keeping track of every dollar spent has been … Continue reading

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My Apology to you, lessons from Jonah
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Over the past several months God has put a lot of messages on my heart to write about and share on ETM. But sadly, I have been too busy or distracted to write them. I mean, it’s not really a big … Continue reading

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Would we do more, if following Jesus wasn’t so easy?
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This morning while reading the Bible I came across the story of Naaman, a commander of an army who also had leprosy.  He does what any of us would probably do when facing such a severe disease, he turned to … Continue reading

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Are you being controlled by the subtlety of sin?
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“Then let it see the Crystal Shard and destroy it,” Entreri remarked, and he felt a twinge then as Crenshinibon (the Crystal Shard) cried out. “Why?” Jarlaxle asked suddenly, and Entreri recognized that his ever-opportunistic friend had heard that silent … Continue reading

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Think like a Calvinist, live like an Arminian
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Leonard Ravenhill, one of my favorite pastors, had a saying he would quote often: “think like a Calvinist, live like an Armenian.” I told this quote to a Calvinist friend of mine the other day who replied saying “If I felt … Continue reading

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Are you living in sin without realizing it?
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As a Christian it goes without saying that I try to avoid sin in my life. I do not get drunk, do drugs, hate other people, steal, kill, or cheat through life. We do such a good job, in fact, … Continue reading

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I say this weeping: Church it’s time to humble ourselves!
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2 Chronicles 7:14 14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will … Continue reading

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A Life Focused on Christ First
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For my class “Practical Christian Ministry” at CCBC I have to read a book called “On Being a Servant of God” by Warren W. Wiersbe. The focus of the class is to teach you how to have an effective ministry, … Continue reading

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