What Does It Mean To Love God?

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 27, 2020

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Every Sunday, church buildings are filled with people who claim to love God. Some of these people say their love for God defines their politics or ethics. Many would go to war in the name of God. But what does loving God look like? How can that love be evident for all to see? Interestingly, many people think that having faith in God means they love him. One can believe in God and not love Hi ..

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Not Defined By Failure

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 26, 2020

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In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace. Ephesians 1:7 ESV Although we are fearfully and wonderfully made, humanity is a creature that is prone to failure. Even in the Garden of Eden, we struggled to remain consistent with God’s divine plan for our lives. The sin of Adam and Eve not only disrupted our relation ..

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Value Added

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, October 23, 2020

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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. 1 Peter 4:10 In professional sports, teams are always trading or cutting players as they look for people to add value to their organization. The ultimate goal for every sports team is to win a championship. Doing that requires having the right players with t ..

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The Beauty Of Wisdom

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, October 22, 2020

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Who is like the wise? Who knows the explanation of things? A person’s wisdom brightens their face and changes its hard appearance. Ecclesiastes 8:1 Some people devote their entire lives to acquire wisdom. Many go to remote places (monasteries, caves) so they can concentrate on their true selves and obtain a higher level of wisdom than most. Yet wisdom is far more than a skill to ac ..

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When I Am Weak Then I Am Strong

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 20, 2020

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That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 We live in a world that honors the motto “might make right.” Our society strives on strength and dislikes weaknesses. The fastest and most skilled athletes are often worshiped. Celebrities are adored for ..

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A Magnet For Holiness

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 19, 2020

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Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God. 2 Corinthians 7:1 ESV / A magnet is any object that produces its own magnetic field that interacts with other magnetic fields. Magnets have two poles, a north pole, and a south pole. Magnets are surrounded by an invisible magnetic field ..

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The Danger Of Spiritual Idleness

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, October 16, 2020

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We hear that some among you are idle and disruptive. They are not busy; they are busybodies. 2 Thessalonians 3:11 We are living in some very unusual times. The pandemic is causing many people to work from home and to worship from home. Even school-children are struggling with the new normal of attending classes virtually. Many colleges are allowing students to take their classes on a Pas ..

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The Vote Is Already Cast

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, October 15, 2020

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You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. John 15:16 ESV My family and I went to the poll early this morning to vote. Although the voting started at 8:00 AM, there were already five people waiting when we arrived at 6:05 AM. People are taki ..

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The Potter's Wheel

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, October 13, 2020

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He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the LORD. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. Jeremiah 18:6 It is fascinating to see how a person can take a lump of clay and turn it into a work of art. The level of skill and patience required for such work is impressive. When I tried to make pottery in high school, it ..

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Driving Through A Fog

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, October 12, 2020

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Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. Ephesians 1:18 (https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+1%3A18&version=ESV) ESV It can be hazardous to drive through a thick fog at a normal speed. Many accidents occur because many drivers fail to sl ..

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