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Pride Kills The Soul

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Hab 2:4-20


We pretty much live in a “ME” centered culture......I want what I want and if I don’t get what I want, I will behave like a spoiled little brat until I get what I want. Do you know a person like that? That individual that can tell a better story then you. A great example of this is a show Brian Regan did [here is the link] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiUsfEkVRDY. His story trumps your story! It's that individual who seeks the center of attention in a group and wants everyone to notice them wherever they are. We have people like this all over the place! I've worked with people like this and have seen it on many occasions in the past. It doesn't matter where you are whether it's in church or the grocery store.....”ME MONSTERS” are all around us. Perhaps there might be a“ME MONSTER” in here this morning? See the underlining reality to a "ME MONSTER" is that it comes down to one truth! They are self absorbed...which is a person full of PRIDE! The bib…

Do You Love The Church

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Wretched: Run!

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The Blessing of Waiting Upon God

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Hab 2:1-4
There was a story I came across about a 3 year old boy named Todd, from Rhode Island .........”who went down to the seacoast to fly a kite. Never having flown a kite before, Todd had obvious doubts. His father assured him that all was well, and the kite would go up as planned. As Todd unravelled the string, and watched the kite go up, he was heard to say, "I knew it would fly, daddy. You said it would.” A simple statement, with profound implications. Something as simple as trusting your dad that the kite will fly. The same thing could be said about the Christian life........trusting that your Heavenly Father knows what He’s talking about in the written word. “.....Jesus called a little child to Him, set him in the midst of them, and said, "Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” Ma…

The Few Find It!

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IV His Son "What am I To Do" feat. Jovan Mackenzy (Official Music Video)

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Wrestling With Problems (Part 2)

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Hab 1:1-17
God, why do you let evil have its way in our world? Have you ever ask that question to God? Let’s be serious about this question this morning! This is what Habakkuk was asking the Living God of the universe in his opening remarks. Why do you allow these wicked people to over take your chosen children? But let’s stop and think about that statement! What make us [you] believe the Babylonians were more wicked then the Israelites. Don't get me wrong they were a wicked people group.....But! They weren't the ones in disobedience to the one who set them apart through His covenant promise back with Abraham. See......
• They were the ones who have turned their backs on the God that delivered them from Egypt. • They were the ones who made idols for themselves. • They were the ones who were wilfully sinning before an almighty God. • They were the ones who did what was right in their own eyes.
The Babylonians were only doing what they knew best.....sin! But the nation of Israel, knew…

Where Is The Chruch Today?

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An old-fashioned, narrow-minded, fossilized person! (J.C. Ryle, "Needs of the Times!" 1879)

 There is a common complaint in these days, that there is a lack of power in Christianity, and that the church does not shake the world as it did in former years. Shall I tell you what the reason is, in plain words? It is the low tone of life which is so sadly prevalent among professing believers. I believe we fall far short in our standard of Christian practice. The times require a higher standard of personal holiness, and an increased attention to practical religion in daily life. I must honestly declare my conviction, that there never has been . . .so much profession of religion--without practice, so much talking about God--without walking with Him, so much hearing God's Words without doing them, as there is at this present date!
Never were there so many empty tubs and tinkling cymbals! Never was there so much formality--and so little reality! The whole tone of men's minds…

Five Minute Challenge

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Can I have 5 minutes of your time........will you pray with me? SDG

Wrestling With Problems (Part 1)

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Habakkuk Chapter 1:1-17
One of the modern day “Christian myths” is that when you put your faith and trust in Christ the problems that you would find in a good country song seem to done away with. The sad reality and error to that kind of thinking is that your problems don’t all of a sudden go away! The biblical truth to God’s salvation is that our internal spiritual problem is over with because of the relationship we have with Christ through the finishing work of the cross. But our external lives are faced with a new set of problems along with the other problems that you and I face before Christ took hold of our lives. As Warren Wiersbe said “...Christians who claim to be without problems are either not telling the truth or not growing and experiencing real life.” See! Jesus didn’t come to save you from....

• Cancer
• MS
• Money
• Sickness
• Drought
• Famine
• Politics
• Death

He came to save souls so that they don’t face the greatest judgment that is yet to come, and the overflowin…