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I, Like Jonah – Part Two 

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Scripture: “Then the Lord sent a great wind on the sea, and such a violent storm arose that the ship threatened to break up. All the sailors were afraid and each cried out to his own god…. But Jonah had gone below deck, where he lay down and fell into a deep sleep. The captain […]

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Return for a Relationship With God

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Scripture:  “If you return to the Almighty, you will be restored.” – Job 22:23 When I was growing up, I loved going to my grandparents’ house. I was lucky because they only lived a few blocks away, so I often rode my bike to visit. Many afternoons were spent at their house just hanging out, […]

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Forgiveness

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Scripture: “Then Peter came and said to Him, ‘Lord, if another member of the church sins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’ Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.’” – Matthew 18: 21-22   Forgiveness is such a simple concept but difficult to […]

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Forgiveness and Freedom

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Scripture:  “Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, ‘Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?’ Jesus answered, ‘I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times’” (Mathew18:21-22). “But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” […]

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Where Clarity and Humility Meet

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Scripture:  “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God— not the result of works, so that no one may boast.” – Ephesians 2:8-9   Paul’s letter to the Ephesians begins the way most of his epistles do. Paul identifies himself as […]

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Tides of Grace

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Scripture:  “As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for You, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God?” – Psalm 42: 1-2    There’s a gravitational force that draws me toward the sea.  As demanding as the moon’s pull […]

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That Eastminster Car Magnet: Reward or Reminder?

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“For by grace you have been saved through faith, and this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God — not the result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are what He has made us, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand to be […]

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Loving God With All My Heart

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“Blessed are those who keep His statutes and seek Him with all their heart.” (Psalm 119:2)  “Even now declares the Lord, return to Me with all your heart….” (Joel 2:12)    The word “heart” is a powerful word.  We use it when we really want to place emphasis in a statement.   A lost ball […]

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Grace Revealed

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“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God.”   Psalm 42: 1-2   It was a period in my life I had been experiencing a very difficult time.  I was unemployed and unable to find a job and money was getting tighter and tighter.  In addition, I […]

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