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Exchange

Our sin was poured into Jesus at his crucifixion and when we accepted Him as Lord and Savior, his righteousness was poured into us.  This was not bartering...it was an exchange of something worthless for something precious.  "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." -2 Corinthians 5:21. -Pastor Mike

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Entrust

It's hard to entrust.  The guy isn't good enough for our sister.  The young lady doesn't add up to what we want to see in a daughter-in-law.  Don't allow a loved one to become an idol, but instead, entrust God.  "Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us." -Ephesians 3:20. -Pastor Mike

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Not Guilty

Ever get blamed for something that you didn't do?  How about for something you did do?  Ouch!  If you have made Jesus your Lord and Savior, and if you have repented from your sins, he has washed you clean and made you whole again.  "For the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death." -Romans 8:2. -Pastor Mike

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Fruit

God wants us to mature and bear fruit so that our neighbors experience the love of God through us.  "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.  Against such things there is no law." -Galatians 5:22-23.  Is your life a living testament of how God can change a person? -Pastor Mike

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Healing

God wants to heal our brokeness.  First we must become close to Christ.  Then we need to ask for the mending of a broken heart, mind, body, or relationship for ourselves or others.  "You want something but don't get it...You do not have, because you do not ask God." -James 4:3.  Talk to God...He is anxiously awaiting to have conversation with you. -Pastor Mike

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Wait

Fast food, drive-up banking, texting.  We all hate to wait.  God desires for us to be patient in order that we stay connected to him.  "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him.  Do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes." -Psalam 37:7.  Wait upon the Lord and he will act in His perfect timing! -Pastor Mike

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Inadequate

Who wants to be inadequate?  As a Christian, that is the best place to be in order to encounter God.  Cry out to him to fight for you!  "He who dwells in the shadow of the Most high will rest in the shadow of the Almighty." -Psalm 91:1.  Depend on God rather than yourself...lose the pride and realize that He is working on your behalf! -Pastor Mike

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Redeemed

Ever make a mistake and need someone to forgive you?  We do this all the time.  While some people hold grudges, isn't it great to know that our God is a forgiving Father?  "...Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine." -Isaiah 43:1b.  Know that you can fall back into the loving arms of Jesus! -Pastor Mike

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Fast

Morning is the time we break our fasting.  Not just food, mind you, but all activities.  I break my fast by runninng in the morning while I spend time renewing my relationship with God.  "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." -Isaiah 40:31. -Pastor Mike

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Lord

The word Lord actually means owner.  Do you believe that you belong to Jesus and act that way?  The call to be a disciple of Jesus is open to everyone, but we don't get to write our own job description.  Jesus has a plan for you.  "You are not your own, for you were bought with a price.  So glorify God in your body." -1 Cor. 6:19-20. -Pastor Mike

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