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Victory

Ever try to accomplish something on your own and feel defeated?  "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world." -John 16:33.  The ultimate victory has been won.  We can claim the peace of Christ in our most troubled times! -Pastor Mike

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In Step

God is interested in every part of our lives: emotional, physical, social, intellectual, vocational, and spiritual.  We need to keep in step with God's leading.  "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit." -Galatians 5:25.  Paul tells us that since we are saved, we need to act like it.  Are you allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you? -Pastor Mike.

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Hope

Hope is the feeling of that which is desired is possible.  We are thankful that we serve a God of hope.  "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the Holy Spirit." -Romans 15;13.  The hope that is given to us to be able to accomplish the will of God is to be passed on to those that we serve. -Pastor Mike

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Gifts

Ever feel unworthy of receiving a gift?  God's kingdom is not about earning and deserving: it's about believing and receiving.  "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all - how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things." -Romans 8:32.  As you receive God's blessings, consider how you can pass them on to benefit others. -Pastor Mike

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Hope

Hope is not a vague feeling, but instead a complete assurance of certain victory through life in the Holy Spirit.  "I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe." -Ephesians 1:19.-Pastor Mike

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Integrity

A friend of mine is working hard on improving his integrity.  He is working on keeping his focus on Jesus instead of on a particular, reoccuring sin in his life.  "In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever." -Psalm 41:12.  Since God is within us in the form of the Holy Spirit, we must ask him to guide us daily to purity. -Pastor Mike

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War

"War, what is it good for?"  These are the words to a popular song in the 1970's.  War is good when it is against sin and Satan.  God must be our commander in chief.  "We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." -2 Corinthians 10:5. -Pastor Mike

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DTR

Define the relationship...fan or a follower of Jesus Christ?  Fans stay only when things are going great.  Followers are committed in both times of joy and trial.  "Committ your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:  He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun." -Psalm 37: 5-6. -Pastor Mike

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Meteorite

A meteorite hit Russia today injuring about 500 people. I pray that the Russian Christians are strong in their faith and that they are determined to prevail with God and see this as an opportunity for growth.  Remember when Jacob was given the name Israel (Genesis 35)?  He stayed close to God despite his dissappointments. -Pastor Mike

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Truth

Jesus himself is the source of truth and the perfect standard of what is right.  He frees us from the consequences of sin and points to the way of eternal life.  "To the Jews who believed him, Jesus said, "If you hold on to my teaching, you really are my disciples.  Then you will know the truth and the truth will set you free." -John 8:31-32. -Pastor Mike

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