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CharacterForgiveness / Redemption
July 2, 2015

Remember This The Next Time You Can’t Forgive

We’re not very good at forgiving, are we? We tend to hang on to our need for justice. When it comes to airing grievances, Lori and I are pretty much opposites. She is a firework:…
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BlessingsLovePrayer
April 28, 2015

The Day God Returned My Wedding Ring

Jesus was leaving this world, but promised us that in his place we would have his spirit, a counselor to guide us while we’re on earth. Are we to take that literally? A few years ago,…
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Forgiveness / RedemptionTruth
April 5, 2015

At The Cross: Justice For Jesus

Justice doesn’t mend the heart. It can’t save the soul. Only victory can do that. (This is Part 2 of a two-part message.) Jesus hung on the cross, the pain indescribable, his body coming apart.…
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Forgiveness / Redemption
April 4, 2015

At The Cross: The Brutality of Jesus’ Death

To understand the true value of the forgiveness of my sins, I must understand the true price paid for it. (This is Part 1 of a two-part message.) Some 700 years before Jesus’ birth, the…
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HeavenHope
March 7, 2015

Living Without Hope

Living without hope is not living. So, why do so many people do it? A friend of mine died last week. It was sudden and unexpected. He was in the prime of his life, with…
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FaithHeavenHopeLove
October 2, 2014

Onward, Christian Soldier

You fought the good fight, you finished the race, you kept the faith. Marvin Carl Brandt was born in 1927 to second-generation German immigrants. It was an era when large families—he was the second of…
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Love
June 29, 2014

How Do You Know When It’s Love?

To be intimate is to know someone deeply, and that happens only when we let down our guard and allow people to see deep into our hearts. I was standing at the small, sliding window…
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IdentityPurpose
May 12, 2014

There Is A Call On Your Life

There is a confidence that comes with knowing who you are, why you are here and where you are going. Have you ever asked yourself these questions? Who am I? Why am I here? Where…
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HopeStruggle / Hardship
April 19, 2014

Take Off The Grave Clothes

When Jesus rose from the dead, he left the grave clothes behind. It’s time for you and me to rise and step out of the grave clothes, once and for all. I was sitting in…
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Character
March 7, 2014

Cracks In The Windshield

We cannot ignore the cracks in our character, lest they spread into something that will cost us dearly later. Lori and I were driving in her van when I noticed a chip in the windshield.…
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