Start Over… Back to the Beginning

In the beginning… it all started with God. God created the heavens and the earth. A perfect, beautiful world was created for us. And God saw that everything He made was very good. (Genesis 1:31) It wasn’t long until man yielded to temptation and sinned.  Was it murder that caused Adam and Eve their first […]

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Is Your Mind Easily Changed?

One morning last week, I pondered a bit on the Bible verses of Acts 28:3-6. This particular passage tells us of a time when Paul was bitten by a serpent.  While the people surrounding him there were watching, they thought Paul must indeed be a guilty sinner, a murderer, since this serpent bit him. However, […]

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Why We Feel the Backlash from the World…

This verse, John 7:7, drew my attention last week.  Jesus made it clear why the world hates Him. Also, as Christians, it’s really God (Jesus Christ) that they hate, whom we represent. The reason for their hatred is evident.  People don’t want to believe in God (Jesus Christ) because His light reveals their darkness. Their […]

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What to Do When Your Heart is Broken

I don’t have to explain to you how a broken heart feels.  Most of us have experienced a broken heart more than once.  The piercing pain of your heart feels like it’s having the very life being squeezed from it. Whatever is or has been close to your heart is vulnerable to be broken. When […]

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Do We Have Enough? Is It Sufficient?

Guest post by Mary Sparks, Pastor’s wife, Hope Baptist Church, Joplin, MO Sufficient? While pondering on the phrase “God’s grace is sufficient” my mind kept wondering …is it really? What is sufficient?  Is it “just enough” to meet your need?  Is it a “little more” to meet your need and have some left over?  Does […]

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