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06
Sep 2017
Life's Two Most Important Questions

LIFE’S TWO MOST IMPORTANT QUESTIONS Most people seek happiness. But the truth is, very few actually find it. We may be busy and preoccupied with a lot of activities, but if we fail to live for that which is most important, we will not find real hope and joy. I have learned that if we ask the wrong questions in life, we will live for the wrong things. To find the right direction, we must learn to ask the right questions. In Acts 22, the Apostle Paul encountered the Lord on his......

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23
Aug 2017
Expose and Eliminate the Dangerous Side of Blessings

Expose and Eliminate the Dangerous Side of Blessings All of us desire to receive blessings from God. It fills our prayer lists as we ask God for His favorable hand upon us. As children of God, we are promised that we already have all kinds the blessings (Ephesians 1:3). Blessings however, have the danger of giving us wrong perceptions about God, the world and ourselves. Our working definition of “blessing” is: a special favor or gift that God bestows upon us, which brings us happiness. It can be a blessing related to......

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17
Aug 2017
“I Know God Loves Me… But I Need Money.”

“I Know God Loves Me… But I Need Money.” To graduate from my entrepreneurial course in college we had to put up a business which earns a required minimum income and was sustainable for a certain period of time. Long story short, I put one up but it did not work out, and I ended up loaning a substantial amount to pay off debt. Payment was due sooner than I expected and I still had no idea where to get the money to pay the loan off. The night before it was......

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20
Jul 2017
"Fasting and Prayer"

“FASTING and PRAYER” The Bible mentions fasting more times than baptism, repentance, confession and even communion. Fasting is a Christian’s voluntary abstinence from food and/or drinks or other fleshly appetites for a specified period of time and for a spiritual purpose. The goal of prayer and fasting is to bring our natural, physical desires under the control of the Holy Spirit for the purpose of seeking God. When we refrain from regular activities that distract us, we’re better able to discern what the Lord is saying. It sharpens our minds and increases......

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22
Jun 2017
Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn't Marry a Christian

Seven Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Marry a Christian If you are pursuing a relationship with a Christian or if you are currently in a relationship with a Christian, and you don’t plan on becoming a Christian, for your own sake STOP!!! If you are not yet married, get out now before its too late. If you are already engaged, call it off. Don’t have anything to do romantically with a Christian if you don’t want God and faith and church to be a regular part of your life. Still not convinced? Here......

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14
Jun 2017
A Father’s Day Story

A Father’s Day Story My father passed away a little over a year ago after a long battle with prostate cancer. He would have been 93 on June 1. And as Father’s Day approaches I miss him even more deeply – he was a wise mentor and great listener. But it has not always been that way. Before I came to know Christ our relationship was characterized by shouting contests. He had a volatile temper, and often exploded in anger at the least misstep by me or my sister – mostly me.......

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01
Jun 2017
Love in the Workplace

Can Love Exist in a Toxic Workplace? “Toxic” is the most common word I’ve heard to describe my friends’ work environments. Misunderstandings, differences in personalities and frustrations with co-workers lead to a less-than-ideal environment. It’s difficult enough that there are deadlines to meet and sales targets to pursue. I remember when our department was full of uncertainty due to a planned reorganization. People were worried about their future, they were easily irritated, selfish, and harder to deal with. Trust between people was low and, unsurprisingly, company productivity was down. Being a Christ-follower......

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25
May 2017
"Volunteering"

“Volunteering” In layman’s term, this word means – giving oneself to serve others without any consideration or compensation. Can you imagine? Serving others for free! In our world today this is not normal. Most people insist on putting a premium to be of service. In a church context, volunteering is essential. Can you imagine if the pastor did all the work by himself? Volunteers express their gratitude to God for what He has done for them by serving others. We can serve without loving God, but we cannot love God without serving......

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19
May 2017
Modeling the Right Priorities and Roles

“Around a year ago, right before my thirteenth birthday, my Dad took me to climb Mt. Apo, as sort of a “rite-of-passage” ritual into manhood. He modeled how to be a man. At one point during our climb up Mt. Apo, my Dad was so exhausted that he told me, “I’ll probably climb back down and call a helicopter to pick me up.” However, he kept pushing and made it to the summit. He even shared the gospel with a few people at the top. During my time with him on the......

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05
May 2017
"Next Time..."

I came home one evening tired from work, hungry, and ready to unwind. Seeing the dining table set for dinner, I sat down as my wife served a plate-full of chicken cordon bleu on the table. It was delicious! Already quite full and finishing up, my wife suddenly brought out another full plate of chicken. Surprised, I asked “Are we expecting company?” She replied with a simple “nope”. In all of my wisdom about food, I said “Honey, next time don’t cook so much… Left over fried food is not so good reheated.”......

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