Sermon: “Keep Your Eyes on Jesus” (Matthew 14:22-33)

With all of the fear and anxiety around us (and within us), we need to remind ourselves where we need to focus our attention to develop a healthy mind and spirit.

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“Ten Challenges of Being a Pastor’s Wife”

Yesterday, the body of a woman was found whose vehicle and identification matches that of Marilane Carter. In a Fox News article entitled “Missing Kansas mom Marilane Carter’s body likely found, as officials work to positively ID remains”, we are told that “Carter’s family was ‘dealing with grief and the loss of a loved one.’” […]

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10 Bible Passages to Combat Anxiety

If I am fearful and anxious, it didn’t come from God. Instead, He offers me the mental habits of a confident, happy, peaceful life. 2 Timothy 1:7 (CSB): “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment.”   I will pray instead of worrying so that […]

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May 9: “Casting Our Burdens Upon the Lord”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Numbers 17-18 Psalms 55 Isaiah 7 James 1  Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Psalm 55:22 is a wonderful verse, isn’t […]

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April 11: “Fearing People or Trusting the Lord”

7 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 15 Psalms 18 Proverbs 29 2 Thessalonians 3 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “The fear of mankind is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.” Proverbs 29:25 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): Have you ever known a person who was afraid […]

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April 3: “Lord! Pay Attention!”

8 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Leviticus 6 Psalms 5-6 Proverbs 21 Colossians 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Listen to my words, LORD; consider my sighing. Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God, for I pray to you.” Psalm 5:1-2 (CSB) Reflections on Today’s Bible Verse(s): As […]

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March 24: “Anxiety and Dreaming About Heaven”

6 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 35 John 14 Proverbs 11 Ephesians 4 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Don’t let your heart be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms; if not, I would have told you. I am going away to prepare a place […]

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March 21: “The Coronavirus and the Cross”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings Today’s Bible Reading: Exodus 32 John 11 Proverbs 8 Ephesians 1 Today’s Bible Verse(s): “Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you […]

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December 13: “Do You Trust God or Fear People?”

4 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Obadiah 1:1-21 Revelation 4:1-11 Psalm 132:1-18 Proverbs 29:24-25 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Proverbs 29:25 (CSB): “The fear of mankind is a snare, but the one who trusts in the LORD is protected.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Our Verse for Today calls us to reflect seriously on […]

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The Primary Way to Achieve Inner Peace

Are you anxious? Afraid? Stressed? There certainly may be compounding factors that require some extra attention. Sometimes, counseling or even medication may be required. But, all things being equal, the Bible gives us the simple, primary answer for these maladies. Isaiah 26:3-4 (CSB) “You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect […]

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