November 17: “A New Heart”

5 Minute Read + Scripture readings TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Ezekiel 35:1–36:38 James 1:1-18 Psalm 116:1-19 Proverbs 27:23-27 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Ezekiel 36:26–27 (CSB):  “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will remove your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. I will place my […]

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March 25: “One Way to Know the Condition of Your Heart”

6 Minute Read TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 4:1-49 Luke 6:39–7:10 Psalm 68:1-18 Proverbs 11:28 TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): Luke 6:45 (CSB): “A good person produces good out of the good stored up in his heart. An evil person produces evil out of the evil stored up in his heart, for his mouth speaks from the overflow […]

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Sermon: “The Power of Our Words” (James 3:1-12)

This was a fairly serious sermon so I was surprised when I received so much positive feedback about it. It focused on the sobering truths of James 3:1-12 where we are warned to be so very careful about the words that come out of our mouth. You can download my sermon notes by clicking this […]

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It’s What’s In Your Heart That Counts

Followers of Jesus (if we aren’t careful) will settle into a kind of Christianity that looks like this: We are trying our best to abstain from what the Bible says is sinful but our heart isn’t in it. We say we have forgiven those who hurt us but our fake smile when we encounter them […]

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Stress and the need to get away

Sometimes the stresses of life can overwhelm us.  Stresses at work.  Stresses at home.  Stresses of relationships.  Stresses of money.  Etc., etc., etc. As a former Bible teacher used to tell me (using the King James Bible phrase ‘come apart’ which means to separate yourself from your present situation):  “Come apart or you’ll come apart.” […]

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It’s What’s In Your Heart that Counts

TODAY’S BIBLE READING: Genesis 48:1–49:33Matthew 15:29–16:12Psalm 20:1-9Proverbs 4:20-27 BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY: Proverbs 4:23 “Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life.” REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S): It doesn’t take long as we read the Bible before we realize that God cares deeply about our hearts. Over and over […]

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