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12 Things That Christians Ought to Unhitch From, Part 6

Published January 10, 2020

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be […]

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12 Things That Christians Ought to Unhitch From, Part 5

Published January 7, 2020

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be […]

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12 Things That Christians Ought to Unhitch From, Part 4

Published January 7, 2020

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be […]

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12 Things That Christians Ought to Unhitch From, Part 3

Published January 3, 2020

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be […]

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12 Things That Christians Ought to Unhitch From, Part 2

Published January 3, 2020

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be […]

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12 Things the Church Needs to Unhitch From

Published January 1, 2020

TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be […]

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Thanking a Good God for Bad Things, Part 4

Published December 1, 2019

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ——– Rick Warren said, “In happy moments, praise God. In difficult moments, seek God. In quiet moments, worship God. In painful moments, trust God. Every moment, thank God.” Over 600,000 Americans died in our Civil War. It remains the deadliest war ever for the United States. It is inspiring, then, that President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed our modern celebration of Thanksgiving in 1863, right in the middle of the worst war we’ve ever fought, that threatened to tear our […]

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Thanking a Good God for Bad Things, Part 3

Published December 1, 2019

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ——– Kay Arthur said, “God is in control, and therefore in everything I can give thanks – not because of the situation but because of the One who directs and rules over it.” Few Americans have had more setbacks than the Pilgrims. Historians tell us they made seven times more graves that houses. Yet they are the ones we look back on as the founders of the Thanksgiving holiday. Allow me to share another passage that goes along […]

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Thanking a Good God for Bad Things, Part 2

Published November 29, 2019

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ——– David Jeremiah said, “No matter what our circumstances, we can find a reason to be thankful.” A man had a habit of grumbling at the food his wife placed before him at family meals. Then he would ask the blessing. One day after his usual complaint followed by prayer, his little daughter asked, “Dad, does God hear us when we pray?” “Why, of course,” he replied. “He hears us every time we pray.” She paused on this […]

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Thanking a Good God for Bad Things

Published November 28, 2019

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:18 18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. ——– Tony Evans said, “Giving thanks in everything shows a heart of faith that God is bigger than the difficulties and that He can use them, if you approach Him with the right heart and spirit, for your good and His glory.” In the late 1800’s George Mueller operated an orphanage that at one time had 1,000 orphans. One morning there was no food to eat, but he called all the children and staff together and prayed thanking […]

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