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Glad Tidings

"For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." -Luke 2:11  May the blessings of this Christmas day change your life forever, and may your new year be one of transformational growth and sharing.  God Bless! -Pastor Mike

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All People

Can you imagine the rush of emotions that the shepherds had when they were visited by an angel, telling them "Fear not, for I bring you tidings of great joy which will be to all people.  For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord." (Luke 2:10-11).  Take time today to share that announcement, for Christ came for all! -Pastor Mike

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Relationship

Most of us want an abundance of God's grace and peace.  In order to recieve them, we must first get to know God better through Bible study and prayer.  To enjoy the privileges God offers us freely, we need to be in relationship.  "Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord." -2 Peter 1:2. -Pastor Mike

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Love

We all desire confidence.  Sometimes fear can drive out confidence by quenching our hopes for the future.  God's love will quiet our fears.  "There is no fear in love.  But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.  The one who fears is not made perfect in love." -1 John 4:18.  God loves us perfectly! -Pastor Mike

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Minister

If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, you are a minister for God.  In the course of each day, non-Christians observe you and make judgements about your careful or careless actions.  "We put no stumbling block in anyone's path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. -2 Corinthians 6:3.  Be an example of the Light! -Pastor Mike

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Conversations

I love spending time with God in the early morning as I run.  I can hear God's still, small voice without it being drowned out by sounds of "this world".  Likewise, I feel that my thoughts are clear and God can hear my requests.  "In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice..." -Psalm 5:3a.   "...and after the fire came a gentle whisper." -1 King 19:12b -Pastor Mike

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First

We all have priorities.  For some it's extra sleep, for others it is an attractive meal, and for some it's a meaningful job.  How about God?  Where is he in your priorities?  "But seek first the kingdom and his righteousness, ans all these things will be given you as well." -Matthew 6:33.  Keep God first and allother things will fall into place. -Pastor Mike

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Agenda

I sometimes over-plan.  I make lists, set time tables, and envision outcomes.  Some of that time would be better spent in prayer.  Rather than try and figure out the future, I need to consistantly put my trust in God and let him plan my next steps.  "In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps." -Proverbs 16:9. -Pastor Mike

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Fulfillment

Most of us have our own agendas to make us feel complete.  They never seem to work, because we were created to be in relationship with our Creator.  "What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, yet forsake his soul?" -Mark 8:36.  We can only find fulfillment by staying close to Jesus and being transformed into his likeness. -Pastor Mike

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Love

Often we feel that we have to earn a person's love.  We earn it with gifts and syrupy words.  At the best, it produces a thin shell of love, covering an appetite that is never satisfied.  Jesus is different.  ""Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends." -John 15:13.  Jesus is unconditional love! -Pastor Mike

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