Powerful Praying

Spiritual forces can delay answers to prayer. (Daniel 10:13) In this verse, the prince of the kingdom of Persia resisted and delayed the angelic being who was on his way to Daniel. The Archangel Michael had to be summoned to the fight. Now, the prince of Persia is not a reference to a human prince… […]

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When you feel like a failure

In Genesis 16 Sarai (Sara) has a deep maternal desire to build a family. And this is not only a maternal instinct. Sara’s desire to build a family has a lot to do with her self-worth, her value, her status, her position in the tribe. Back in those days of the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac & […]

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Offering a Sacrifice

In baseball, they have a play that’s called a Sacrifice fly. If a runner is on 3rd base, and there are less than 2 outs, the batter will get the signal to try to hit the ball deep into the outfield, knowing that the ball will be caught and he will be out. But he […]

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The Ultimate Super-Hero

Have you noticed that in almost all cases, the super-powers of super-heroes are actually weapons? They’re weapons used in violent battles to save the world from destruction or rid the world of an evil villain intent on taking over the world. Every story line focuses on the super-hero and his or her super-power weapon. Of […]

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Take All of Jesus

In Matthew 21, after Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey in fulfillment of Zechariah’s prophecy (Zech 9:9), he came to the temple courtyard. There he found the scene of a market-place, a yard-sale, or a flea market with a variety of kiosks. Lots of noise. Lots of bartering. Lots of people. Lots of money […]

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Ego vs IHS (Identity in Christ)

In John 13:1-5, the picture of Jesus kneeling and washing the disciples’ feet is so striking to me. The God of the Universe, the Creator of heaven and earth, stoops so low as to literally be the servant that washes feet. It is the literal and complete fulfillment of Philippians 2:7 “… he made himself […]

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Don’t Get Derailed

Recently our Church celebrated 30yrs of ministry – our 30th Church Anniversary. It was good to take a brief look at how God had preserved and provided for this Church to bring us to this day. Although we can celebrate the past and rejoice in what God has done over 30yrs, we cannot pride ourselves […]

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Going Beyond 30

In Luke 3:21-23 we learn that Jesus was about 30yrs old when he began his ministry. By that Luke means his public ministry. And the event that marked the beginning of his public ministry was his baptism. Two things occurred at his baptism: 1) everyone heard a voice from heaven declaring who Jesus was: the […]

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What Comes Out!

In Luke 6:43-45 Jesus paints this picture of the type of fruit that healthy vs unhealthy fruit trees produce. He draws upon this analogy to make us all aware that what comes out of us, reflects what is in our heart. And what Jesus is talking about coming out of us is our actions (what […]

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