Faith

Fear vs. faith – which will decide our future?

Fear blocks much of what God seeks to do in our churches and lives… When we choose fear, we miss out on God’s blessings. Continue reading »

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Prisoners Set Free!

From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook” From Fetters Free March 7 The Lord looseth the prisoner. (Psalm 146:7) He has done it. Remember Joseph, Israel in Egypt, Manasseh, Jeremiah, Peter, and many others. He can do it still. He breaks the bars of brass with a word and snaps the fetters of iron with a look. … Continue reading »

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God is STILL faithful and strong

This word from Charles Spurgeon is quite timely for those of us facing challenges right now.  Try not to be bothered by the King James English.  The message is still fresh – God has delivered us in the past and will deliver us from today’s fresh threat. From Charles Spurgeon’s “Faith’s Checkbook” Past Deliverance Begets … Continue reading »

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Why would God confuse us?

In his well-known daily devotional book, My Utmost for His Highest, Oswald Chambers writes “Ye know not what ye ask.” Matthew 20:22 There are times in spiritual life when there is confusion, and it is no way out to say that there ought not to be confusion. It is not a question of right and wrong, … Continue reading »

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In memoriam: Edith Whitney, 102 years of life and faith

My grandmother died almost two weeks ago now at 102, and I now have the bittersweet task of officiating at her memorial service.  My grandmother didn’t have an easy life.  As a polio survivor, her reaction time was slow and her sense of balance was unreliable.  She lived with a lot of pain at various … Continue reading »

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