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Apr

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Give What You Can, When You Can

2 Corinthians 9:7… We’re taking a quick detour from our normal daily verses for this special message: Each must do as already determined, without sadness or compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  -2 Corinthians 9:7, NAB For the past few weeks, we have been trying to raise money over at Assisi Media, and with […]

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Apr

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Hebrews 3:16-19

Does Everyone Go to Heaven?… A question that troubles many, and one that WE can never answer is who goes to heaven? Who were those who rebelled when they heard? Was it not all those who came out of Egypt under Moses? With whom was he “provoked for forty years”? Was it not those who […]

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Apr

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Putting Others First

Philippians 2:3-4… How well do you put the needs of others before your own? …Humbly regard others as more important than yourselves, each looking out not for his own interests, but (also) everyone for those of others.  -Philippians 2:3-4, NAB Putting others first can be a challenging task.  We naturally want to serve our own selfish […]

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Apr

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Hebrews 3:14-15

Lifelong Journey… Following Christ is not a one-time decision; it is a lifelong journey: We have become partners of Christ if only we hold the beginning of the reality firm until the end, for it is said: “Oh, that today you would hear his voice: ‘Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion.’”  -Hebrews 3:14-15, […]

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Apr

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Hebrews 3:13

Encourage One Another Daily… Each new day presents its own struggles, so we are called to encourage one another daily: Encourage yourselves daily while it is still “today,” so that none of you may grow hardened by the deceit of sin.  -Hebrews 3:13, NAB It does not take long for our lives to go off […]

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Apr

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Hebrews 3:12

Unfaithful Hearts… Even in the most difficult times, we must not turn our backs on God: Take care, brothers, that none of you may have an evil and unfaithful heart, so as to forsake the living God.  -Hebrews 3:12, NAB Yesterday’s verse, Hebrews 3:7-11, warned us against allowing our faith to fade when we begin […]

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Apr

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Hebrews 3:7-11

Harden Not Your Hearts… We are warned against allowing our faith to fade: Therefore, as the holy Spirit says: “Oh, that today you would hear his voice, ‘Harden not your hearts as at the rebellion in the day of testing in the desert, where your ancestors tested and tried me and saw my works for […]

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Apr

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Hebrews 3:5-6

Servants of God… We are servants to the Master of the house, and to His Son, Jesus Christ: Moses was “faithful in all his house” as a “servant” to testify to what would be spoken, but Christ was faithful as a son placed over his house. We are his house, if (only) we hold fast […]

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Apr

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Don’t Worry, Just Pray

Philippians 4:6-7… When the stress of this life begins to overwhelm you, turn it over to Jesus: Have no anxiety at all, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, make your requests known to God. Then the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. -Philippians […]