Malachi #3

The priesthood was not getting it done.  They were corrupt, causing many to stumble, they lost the respect of the people and weren’t giving God their best.  It boiled down to a matter of the heart.  It was time for the priests to take a serious look that at themselves

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Malachi #2

God’s people must have a sense of awe when they come into his presence and assemble for worship.  When people lose their sense of holy awe in approaching the Lord and begin to take him for granted, their spiritual lives will flounder.  Such was the case with Israel in Malachi’s

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Malachi #1

In times of discouragement people can lose sight of God’s love.  Such was the case with the Israelites as the prophet Malachi was sent by God to encourage the people.  His opening message is very simple but profoundly important: God loves you!  God chose the nation of Israel to be

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God With Us #4

We’ve all heard the story of the three wise men that were guided by the star to the baby Jesus and the gifts they gave him. The Magi were seeking Jesus so they could worship the King of the Jews.  Herod, who was the political King of the Jews, had

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God With Us #3

At some point after the angel Gabriel visited Mary, she had to explain this to her husband. After all, Joseph would be Jesus’ stepfather. How will she explain this to him? It’s very unlikely that he would believe her! What is she going to tell her parents? When she starts

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God With Us #2

The nation of Israel has been waiting for the Messiah to appear for a long time.  The Scriptures inform us that he would be a child that would be born in Bethlehem.  Who would be the one who would bring him into the world?  Of all the women in Israel

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God With Us #1

Things were not looking very good for the nation of Israel.  In fact, they were living in a time where things seemed to be hopeless.  But with God there is always hope!  The time had come to begin the sequence of events that would lead up to the birth of

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Life During Lockdown #14

Any time money comes between two people the potential for rifts, misunderstandings, and conflict is very real.  The Philippians had supported Paul financially above and beyond the call of duty, but Paul had to clear some things up with them about their generous gifts they gave him.  This passage must

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Life During Lockdown #13

Finding contentment in life is illusive.  It slips through one’s fingers because often it can’t be held on to.  People search for it, but it eludes them.  Sadly, many people go through life never coming into a place of contentment, which is unfortunate because life is much more enjoyable when

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Life During Lockdown #12

What goes on in that big brain of yours?  Some people’s thought-life is a toxic wasteland.  Destructive thoughts dominate their minds such as anger, unforgiveness, anxiety, regret, malice, and more.  This robs them of peace and joy in their lives.  There is a way to clean up your toxic thinking

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