Love Your Neighbor

To me, being a Christian is the pursuit of becoming like Christ. That is an extremely high standard. I don’t know whether it is possible to achieve it. But, I can’t let that deter me from the pursuit.

Matthew relates the story of a Pharisee that was also …

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Give Thanks at Thanksgiving

It is good to be thankful and grateful every day of the year. I am truly grateful for blessings above and beyond what I deserve.

In this season of thanksgiving, I hope that you will take some time to reflect on your blessings and perhaps share your thankfulness with others …

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The Last Breathe

When a child is born, it is fascinating to watch all the firsts in the baby’s life. Parents are ecstatic when baby Sally says, “Mama” for the first time. You want to capture pictures of that first birthday and that first step. What about the first time she tasted …

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A Bottle in the Smoke

“My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word. Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, when wilt thou comfort me? For I am become like a bottle in the smoke, yet do I not forget thy statues.” - Psalms 119:81-83

Scripture

The phrase “a bottle in the …

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More Than Grasshoppers

This topic is based on the book, “More Than Grasshoppers: Reclaiming Your God-Given Identity.” by Lee Ann Alexander and Joel Alexander.

If ever there was a time in history when God directly revealed his power, it was when he brought the children of Israel out of Egypt through Moses. The …

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First Church Reading List

Reading is a good habit. With that good habit, we can also develop a bad habit of reading book after book in one or two genres that we are particularly fond of. In trying to combat that trap, it’s good to look for additional sources of reading inspiration. My …

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The Place of Transformation

Luke 9:28-36 Prayer doesn’t need to be boring! Jesus and his disciples went up into mountain to pray and the usual was happening, the disciples fell asleep and Jesus prayed. This night was different however, as Jesus had other company join him. Moses and Elijah dropped by to …

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Our Faith

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Hebrews 11:1-2

Faith in God is a way of life for Christians and grants them substance for overcoming obstacles of life. The eleventh chapter of …

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Take Heed To Yourself

Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip. Hebrews 2:1

Introduction

What God has given through his word is important. Every word was given as a help to prepare us for eternity. Therefore …

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