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Hypocrites

Hypocrites

In Romans Chapter 2, Paul states, 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor…

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The Devil at Your Doorstep

The Devil at Your Doorstep

I’ve found that as I’ve been writing this blog in particular, the devil has been eating at me. More temptations, more opportunities for anger, more disappointment. Our lives of faith are not always roses. In fact, the closer we get to the Lord, the more that Satan is waiting for us, doing all he can to pull us further from God. We are “at risk” from his perspective because we’re not abiding by his rules. We are seeking God. I’ve…

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Focus on the Trend

Focus on the Trend

We have a habit of concentrating on our most recent worst decision – a time that we’ve failed to live according to our principles. Focusing on your last worst decision is throwing the focus off the path that is leading you closer to God and away from the progress you’ve made to this point. It’s important to know that the road to God is paved with stumbling blocks. When you trip on one of these stumbling blocks, we are generally…

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The Devil is a Formidable Opponent

The Devil is a Formidable Opponent

At a summer wrestling camp I learned a valuable life lesson; never underestimate your opponent. It carried through in the military and in business.  But what about our faith?  We give all due credit to our God.  We know He can conquer all and create miracles whenever He decides. We love to seek God to help in our problems all while ignoring the culprit.  Which is two parts. 1. Our sinful nature 2. Satan When we are battling alcoholism, gossip,…

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