Where Does Your Power Come From

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, December 11, 2015

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8 This is the time of the year when many homes are adorned with Christmas lights in celebration of the Holiday season. In some cases, the light display is so sophisticated as to catch media attention. I’ve always ..

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There is Rain in Your Forecast

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, December 10, 2015

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1Ki 18:44; Then it came to pass the seventh time, that he said, "There is a cloud, as small as a man's hand, rising out of the sea!" So he said, "Go up, say to Ahab, 'prepare your chariot, and go down before the rain stops you.'" What an amazing story of faith and trust in the Word of the Lord. What an amazing display of confidence in the Omnipotence of the Almighty God. Notice Elij ..

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Be Still And Know That I am God

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Wednesday, December 09, 2015

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Be still, and know that I [am] God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 Those of us who are parents know how difficult it is for small kids to be still. In fact, one of the worst punishments you can administer to smaller children is to make them stand in the corner for a period of time. Children just hate that. They want to move about. They hav ..

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Encourage Yourself

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, December 08, 2015

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Ps. 42:5; Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] art thou disquieted in me? Hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him [for] the help of his countenance. There are times when you need to encourage yourself. There are times when advice from others and counseling from professionals aren’t enough to keep you from falling into despair and desperation. There are times when it take ..

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Return To Sender

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, December 07, 2015

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"Finally, beloved, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is pleasing, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things." (Philippians 4:8) This is the time of the year when most of us will be receiving Christmas cards and gifts in the mail. It is estimated that more than 8 ..

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Beware of Your Desires

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, December 04, 2015

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Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death. James 1:15 In William Shakespeare's play MacBeth we are introduced to many intriguing characters, but none more so than MacBeth and his wife. Her political ambition and desire for power led her to convince her husband to murder the reigning monarch in order to become king. Her m ..

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Debt Free

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Wednesday, December 02, 2015

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Owe no man anything, but to love one another, for he that loves another hath fulfilled the law. Romans 13:8 In the early 90’s I worked as a credit/financial consultant. What amazed me about that experience is the number of people that were struggling with debt in those days. Many of my clients were affluent individuals who through bad money management and a frivolous life style, en ..

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A Chronic Case of Affluenza

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “You still lack one thing. Sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” When he heard this, he became very sad, because he was very wealthy. Luke 18:22-23 This is the time of the year when doctors and pharmacists are trying to convince people to take the flu vaccine in orde ..

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The Shield of Faith

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, November 30, 2015

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In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16 This week I want to continue looking into the war language that is use by the Apostle Paul in Ephesians chapter 6. In today’s reading, Paul exhorts us to take up the shield of faith. According to military scholars, a warrior’s shield was h ..

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Glad to be in Your Service

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, November 27, 2015

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As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace: 1 Peter 4:10 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Peter+4%3A10&version=ESV) Yesterday our congregation served Thanksgiving dinner to brothers and sisters who are facing hardships. I always look forward to the opportunity to serve on Thanksgiving. What was most amazing about th ..

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