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“David fastened on his sword over the tunic and tried walking around, because he was not used to them. “I cannot go in these,” he said to Saul, “because I am not used to them.” So he took them off.” (1 Samuel 17:39)

by on Oct.11, 2018, under Messages

What works for you may not work for someone else. Don’t try to force everyone to do things your way. And especially be sure to leave room for God to act!


“Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.” (Proverbs 14:10)

by on Oct.09, 2018, under Messages

We can never fully understand someone’s pain nor completely grasp their happiness. That’s why we should avoid judging others. Only God really knows what is going on with them. He is to be the judge.


Use all your strength

by on Oct.07, 2018, under Hope

A young boy was helping his father gather firewood. The boy attempted to hoist a log far too heavy and toppled to the ground. He tried time and again to lift the log, only to fail each time.

“I can’t do it, Dad,” the boy complained.

“That’s because you’re not using all your strength,” his father replied.

To prove his father wrong, the young lad gave one last mighty pull on the log. This time his father lifted the boy (and the log) high into the air, helping to place the log on the stack of wood.

“You weren’t using all your strength,” the dad explained. “You didn’t ask me for help.”

There are things in life that are far too big for us. Too many times, we try to tackle these problems by ourselves, falling on our faces like the young boy with the log.

What we really need to do is to learn to depend on God, to seek His help, to let Him fight our battles?

“‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”
(Zechariah 4:6)

It’s not about “let go and let God.” It’s about letting God take our strength and multiply to be more than enough for any task.

Use all your strength. Including the help that God wants to give you.


“O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!” (Psalms 8:9)

by on Oct.06, 2018, under Messages

Our God has done wondrous things. He created everything that we see and all that we can’t see. His name is worthy of praise.


“But will God really dwell on earth? The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” (1 Kings 8:27)

by on Oct.04, 2018, under Messages

God can’t be contained by any one place. God fills the whole earth. You don’t have to go anywhere special to find Him; just reach out and He’ll be there.


“I will not sacrifice to the LORD my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” (2 Samuel 24:24)

by on Oct.02, 2018, under Messages

When we offer something to the Lord, it’s not about the value. But it is about what it costs us. We should give in ways that are a sacrifice to us, be it money, time, or something else.


“If I had said, ‘I will speak thus,’ I would have betrayed your children.” (Psalms 73:15)

by on Sep.29, 2018, under Messages

It’s normal to go through times of doubt, but we have to be careful about spreading that doubt to others. When we undermine the faith of others, we can do irreparable harm to their future.

Measure your words when your faith is weak. Share them with those that you know can handle it.


“The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.” (Proverbs 20:7)

by on Sep.27, 2018, under Messages

Do you want to leave something special to your kids? How about the legacy of a life well lived?


“For with you is the fountain of life; in your light we see light.” (Psalm 36:9)

by on Sep.22, 2018, under Messages

In a world of darkness, God is our light.

In a world of death, God is the fountain of life.

Put your hope in Him.


“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.” (Acts 2:36)

by on Sep.20, 2018, under Messages

Jesus is Lord. That means He has been given all authority. That means we are to obey Him.

Jesus is the Messiah. This Hebrew term refers to the Chosen One, specifically God’s Chosen One, the One through whom salvation comes. There is no other name by which we can be saved, we can obtain eternal life.

Jesus is Lord. Jesus is the Messiah.



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