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  • Freedom

    God’s 5 Favorite Words that Begin with “F” – #5 Freedom

    No word resonates with us quite like freedom. Commercials tempt us with the idea that if we buy this car, use this shampoo, invest in this product, we will have freedom. William Wallace in Braveheart, yells the word with great passion. Politicians, businesses, and military …

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    God’s 5 Favorite Words that Begin with “F” – #4 Foolishness

    Foolishness is one of God’s words beginning with “F.” Now you might say, “That’s not one of God’s words.” Well, Jesus used the word several times as a warning, “But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds …

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    God’s 5 Favorite Words that begin with “F” – #3 Forever

    Another word in scripture that begins with “F” is forever. There are over 400 references to this word. Psalms alone has 145. Many of them refer to God. He will be the King forever, His love endures forever, His throne will stand forever, and God …

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    God’s 5 Favorite Words that begin with “F” – #2 FINISHED

    This week, as I was thinking about the death of Christ on the cross, another word beginning with “F” came to mind. Jesus’ last words on the cross in John 19:30 were, “It is FINISHED.” The battle was won. The great work of redemption was accomplished. …

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    God’s Five Favorite Words that begin with “F”- begin with FAITH

    This week I’ve been drawn to scripture words beginning with “F.” It seems they were jumping out at me. As I started to research how many words there were that begin with “F,” I was surprised. Forgiveness, Father, favor, fellowship, found, and freedom are just a …

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    Cease Striving – Psalm 46:10

    This is part two of the series on Psalm 46:10. How do we successfully deal with the issues of life? Our instinct is to strive, wrestle, and struggle to solve our difficulties. The Psalmist says, “cease striving.” The Hebrew word means to “let your hands …

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  • Good Friend

    Be Still, Slow Down

    Be still and know that I am God. Psalm 46:10 Today is the beginning of a two-part series on Psalm 46:10. The first thing that comes to mind is how different our world is from the first words of the text, “Be still.” What a …

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    Radical Forgiveness Sermon at Arlington SDA Church, TX

    This is the sermon I preached at the Arlington Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Arlington TX on October 15, 2016. Some of the material is taken from a book on forgiveness that I authored for Adventist Source. Here is the link to the Bible Study book, The …

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    God’s Eighth (and last) Emotional Law is Self-Love

    God’s Eighth (and final) Emotional Law is perhaps the most controversial. It is Self-Love vs. Selfishness. The dictionary defines love as a strong deep feeling of attachment, fondness and great affection, a merciful attitude. Selfishness, on the other hand, is caring only for one’s own …

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  • Self Improvement Wordle

    God’s Seventh Emotional Law – Self-improvement

    Development, change, and growth are all part of the seventh emotional law called self-improvement. This is not a “pull myself up by my own bootstraps” thing, but a natural and gradual development. Hebrews 10:14 says, “For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those …

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