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The Great Exchange

I think Christians have forgot about something very, very important. Romans 10:9-10 says, “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the...

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Jesus Is Not Your “Entertainment”

David declared in Psalm 27:4, “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple.” What David writes here should be an ongoing prayer and longing for each of...

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That’s My Boy! That’s My Girl!

Brennan Manning once said, “Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion.” We have to settle the matter within our hearts once and for all. Father God really, really loves us! No matter what emotions that stirs up within you, it...

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Who’s About To Change The World?

There are a remnant of Christians today that are hungry, desperate for God, willing to lay down their DAILY lives for Jesus, living free from offense and staying connected to Jesus 24/7. They want to serve. They want to love as Jesus has loved them. They have such desire to live pure and holy...

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You Are Called

“For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called. But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty;...

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INSANITY!

Someone once said that the definition of insanity is, “Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results.” Do you feel “stuck” or “stagnant” in your walk with the Lord? So many want to be closer to the Lord and to know Him better but they are not doing anything different...

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Salt Shakers and Lanterns

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to the shining—they just shine” D. L. Moody If we would just realize that we are truly salt and light in this world, many opportunities will open up for...

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Irresistible Jesus

A few days ago I was speaking to a woman who is helping to plant churches all over Russia. It was incredible to hear her speak of the wonderful strategies that the Lord has given her. But one thing she said to me stood out among everything else. She said that when she goes into a...

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Joy of the Lord!

I had a dream last night where I was sharing with a group of Believers from Nehemiah 8:10: “…do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” I was sharing with them over and over that no matter what you are facing today, His joy is your strength. Somewhere in the middle of my...

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The Father Wound

I have ministered to countless numbers of adults (as well as teenagers and children) that have a wounded heart because of the father they had (or didn’t have) growing up. I have such a heart for these dear ones as I myself lost my father to cancer when I was only 12 (he got sick when I was 7,...

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