Thankfulness for Christ and the Joy He Alone Provides

Thankfulness for Christ and the Joy He Alone Provides by James Forbis for Servants of Grace Philippians 1:3-4, “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy,” When I was a child, I learned a song called “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy” from my mother, and to this day I can still hear her singing it. It was one of those repetitious songs that you probably heard if you grew up in a…

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Leaving The Past Behind…

Leaving The Past Behind… Everyday we awaken to a new day. The only problem is we rarely see it in those terms. Usually, we awaken with at least some of yesterday lingering in our heart and / or mind. When we step away from the past, and leave it at the feet of our Father, the current day usually goes far better than we had ever imagined. This is not an accident. Completing an honest to the core 4th, 5th and 6th Step of AA does wonders for the soul.…

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Quick Shot Responses to “All God expects of us is sincerity” (Podcast)

  Quick Shot Responses to “All God expects of us is sincerity” Podcast by J Warner Wallace for Cold Case Christianity In this episode of the Cold-Case Christianity Broadcast, J. Warner offers a number of brief, rhetorically powerful responses to the objection: “All God expects of us is sincerity.” Isn’t our effort enough to please God? These Quick Shot responses are designed to help you remove intellectual obstacles when talking about God with your friends and family members. They are also available on the Cold-Case Christianity Phone App so you can access them…

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‘Friend, Go Up Higher.’

‘Friend, Go Up Higher.’ Humility. Who doesn’t need to work on their humility? This is one of those characteristics that we are slow to learn and quick to forget. The thing is, just as Jesus points out, when we humble ourselves others see this and naturally respond in a positive manner to who we are, even if it’s just in that moment. Luke 14 NKJV 7 So He told a parable to those who were invited, when He noted how they chose the best places, saying to them: 8 “When…

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Whom Am I Trying to Persuade?

Whom Am I Trying to Persuade? Looking back through time it’s easy to see what a disaster is left in the wake of ones life. When I look back and see the mountains of debris it is all to easy to see that I was attempting to please others, fit in or satisfy my broken, frail false ego. Don’t misunderstand the debris is still gathering, however, it seems to have slowed substantially. This begs the question, the same question that Paul ask… Galatians 1 CSB 10 For am I now…

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