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Don’t Panic! Pray!

Don’t Panic! Pray!

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (Phil.4:6, NIV) Do not be anxious! Easier said than done, right? But I do think that we can either worry or pray. We can’t do both. Either we worry and keep focusing on our problems. Or we pray and surrender to God. We are instructed to go to God with everything. With our joys, our sorrows, our troubles, our emptiness….

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Where Does Your Help Come From?

Where Does Your Help Come From?

What is the difference between a Christian and a non-believer? Not much. We breath the same air, we read the same newspapers, we pay the same unbelivable price for gas. The difference is that we know where our help comes from. I lift up my eyes to the hills— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. (Psalm 121: 1-2) Indeed, my help does not come from horoscopes, money or…

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(Re)making Jesus Christ the Center of My Life, part 3/5.

(Re)making Jesus Christ the Center of My Life, part 3/5.

Our first step (part 1) towards making Jesus Christ the center of our lives was focusing on God instead of ourselves. The second step (part 2) was repentance. From there we move on to confessing our sins and asking for Christ to cleanse us inside out because If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins…

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(Re)making Jesus Christ the Center of My Life, part 1/5.

(Re)making Jesus Christ the Center of My Life, part 1/5.

Peter is one of my favorite Bible characters. I idenitify with him because he was passionate and very human. But, most of all, I admire his willingness to grow in grace and let the Holy Spirit transform him to a mature man of God. Let’s see how Peter can help us to take the first steps towards (re)making Jesus Christ the center of our lives.During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake….

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