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    Relationships

    Relationships – we all have them with family, friends, co-workers, church members, school friends, the list goes on and the words written about relationships are almost interminable. It appears that there has been more written on relationships than any other subject in the world. Take the Bible for instance, the main theme in the Old Testament which continues into the New Testament is God’s relationship with His chosen people and also the people’s relationships with one another. Today’s Women’s magazines are filled with articles on how to communicate more effectively in our intimate relationships. Sort of “How to get people to give you what you want when you don’t know…

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    Surrendering Control to God

    Control is an intoxicating word and is complete illusion. There are too many variable in our lives for us to ever have control over its circumstances. Our brains seek order and may try to convince us that if only life unfolded in a certain way we would be happy and in control. As a person who grew up in a chaotic household, (alcoholic father and depressed mother, siblings who could not wait to grow up and escape the chaos,) I was easily seduced into believing that if only I could be in control of my life and its circumstances I would be happy and experience contentment. Jesus tells us to take care of our own situations,…

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    I have Overcome the World – Jesus

    A bold statement but true. Jesus overcame all the temptations and tortures that were part of His life and He overcame them all so that we would know that through the grace of God we are overcomers. Overcomers of temptations and modern day distractions which serve to distance us from God. The facts of life today are that we are distracted by modern media, TV, Movies, Video games, Laptops, Cell phones etc., our attention is taken away from God. Reading the Bible we learn that to come to know and develop a relationship with God, we must be quiet and thoughtful. We engage in reading the Bible, and we talk and…

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    Guide to all Truth

    Jesus said to his disciples: “I have much more to tell you, but you cannot bear it now. But when he comes, the Spirit of truth, he will guide you to all truth. He will not speak on his own, but he will speak what he hears, and will declare to you the things that are coming. He will glorify me, because he will take from what is mine and declare it to you. Everything that the Father has is mine; for this reason I told you that he will take from what is mine and declare it to you.” John 16:12-15