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You Can’t Sit Here; These Seats are Reserved

You Can’t Sit Here; These Seats are Reserved

“Excuse me, but you can’t sit there. These seats are reserved.” Slightly embarrassed (or at least I was) we moved our seats. We barely settled in our next seating before we heard, “You can’t sit there either.” To my chagrin, we had been asked to move a second time. After all, we were visitors, how […]

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Holding the Keys, But Still Shackled

Holding the Keys, But Still Shackled

He lived. He died. He rose three days later and ascended into Heaven. Between these major transition events of Jesus’s life lived among mankind, significant victories were acquired for Believers then, now, and those to come. As our risen King, Savior, Deliverer, and Redeemer, one of those victories is that Jesus has authorized those in […]

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The Thief Who Would Reign

The Thief Who Would Reign

One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done […]

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The Power of the Resurrection

The Power of the Resurrection

What does the resurrection of Christ mean to you? As a believer who has grown up in church, I must admit that at times it’s easy to overlook or take for granted the sacrifice of our Savior. We listen to powerful sermons, read the rich Word, and enjoy watching powerful plays that speak of our […]

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Know Your Identity

Know Your Identity

Who do you think you are? Normally when such a question is posed, it is done so under a rhetorical pretense and in a sarcastic tone. So, it’s usually viewed as a disrespectful jab and therefore rarely ever answered. But, it is important to note that identity affiliation is often times linked to personal confidence, […]

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Dear Rejection

Dear Rejection

Dear Rejection, It has taken me a while to write you this letter. I’ve put it off because I had a hard time sorting out exactly how I feel about us. I know we have been together for a long time, but I must break up with you. When we first met, I didn’t like […]

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Wake Up for God’s Message

Wake Up for God’s Message

“Wake up, wake up.” Here it was again. My 3 a.m. wake up call from the Holy Spirit. I typically retire around 11:30 p.m. or midnight. While some may be annoyed at having their precious sleep interrupted and thereby, bury themselves beneath the covers, I sit up in the stillness of these 3 a.m. Holy […]

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Our Secrets Will Kill Us

Our Secrets Will Kill Us

This sponsored post is brought to you by our partner, Dr. Sam Chand whose new book, Leadership Pain is available now.  Our secrets will kill us. They will haunt our dreams, cloud our plans, and distort our relationships. We may harbor secrets because the truth about a single evil past act or a continuing bad habit is too shameful […]

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Blind Spots

Blind Spots

I recently read that the majority of all car accidents occur because at least one of the drivers involved fails to pay attention to their surroundings. While it is easy to avoid the objects that appear right in front of us or in our side and rearview mirrors, it can be extremely difficult to detect […]

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Throw It Out!

Throw It Out!

Spring is finally here! I love it when Spring comes to Northern California! Everything is green again, flowers are blooming, there is warmer weather, and the birds are chirping! Life is exploding everywhere I look! Along with all of those beautiful expressions of Spring come two looming projects, taxes, and spring-cleaning. I really enjoy the […]

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The Divine Code of a Divine Moment

The Divine Code of a Divine Moment

All moments in history are not equal; some are epic in their significance. In these divine moments, God sovereignly reveals Himself and His purposes, releasing an invitation to rewrite corporate or personal history. When willing vessels have a yes in their hearts, they can become the “hinge of history” on which a new door opens […]

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Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. on The Reconciled Church

Bishop Harry Jackson Jr. on The Reconciled Church

On Thursday, January 15, approximately 150 church leaders from the major denominations met at The Potter’s House to begin a conversation on The Reconciled Church. Representing over 43 million Christians, these leaders convened at the behest of Bishop T. D. Jakes, Dr. James K. Robison, and I. The objective was to begin a solution-focused dialogue […]

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