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Will Renew Their Strength

Isaiah 40:28-31 The Bible is full of metaphors and parables that help people understand the message… and themselves! In the New Testament, Jesus often used parables to illustrate what He was teaching. For example, He compared the believers to: Sheep — “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me.” […]

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Christ’s Church: The Local Church

Acts 2:41-47 People ask: “Why is it that today’s church has so little impact?” Some may agree with this observation and try to explain why churches in general are not doing well, or they may say that churches are doing better than ever. You may have your own opinion and observations about the effectiveness of […]

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The Lord Had Left Him

Judges 16:17-21 There are many tragic events recorded in the Bible, but there is hardly a statement as tragic as these words in the book of Judges about Samson: “But he did not know that the Lord had left him.” (Judges 16:20) Is there anything more pitiful than a person who does not know his […]

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What Are You Waiting For?

Matthew 25:1-13 You see them at airports all the time: people waiting in line on “standby”, especially around the holidays, hoping that a seat on the airplane will become available. They tried making reservations too late and all the tickets were sold out. We’re all waiting for something. We living in a “waiting in line” […]

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Be Clean

Matthew 7:28 – 8:4 Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount was a call to moral and ethical living and was, no doubt, meant to give Christians a standard to follow. Today, however, there seem to be no more moral and ethical standards. Matthew 27 ends with these words: “When Jesus had finished saying these things, […]

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A Simple Message

Matthew 3:1-12 Have you ever listened to a great speaker’s speech or a preacher’s sermon and been captivated by his voice, vocabulary and the excellent delivery of his message, only to discover that, although you really enjoyed listening to him, you could not remember what the message was all about? It has happened to me. […]

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Lost

Luke 15:1-24 From time to time we hear reports of children and even adults who get lost in our great Canadian forests. Many of them probably thought that they were doing well and would soon return home when, actually, they were going farther and farther away from their destination. While the sun was still up […]

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Watch Your Tongue

James 3:1-12 The tongue is a little member of the body that has limitless and awesome power. The tongue can start wars, ruin friendships and bring down nations. It has destroyed more reputations, families, and churches, and driven more people out of Christian churches and ministries, and caused more harm than any other weapon in […]

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One More Year

Luke 13:6-9 We have reached the end of one year and the beginning of another. As a church, we have also reached the end of our first century of ministry and are beginning the next. Many of us take an inventory of our lives at this point; we may remember our failures, learn from them […]

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The Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-12 Isn’t it strange how little we know about the “wise men” (magi) who went to visit Jesus after His birth? There are many questions we might ask about these men: Where did they come from? How long had they been travelling? How many were they? Did they travel together? The Bible says that […]