STRENGTH

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Get Dirty for the Planet

“For see, I am creating new heavens and a new earth—so wonderful that no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation. Look! I will re-create Jerusalem as a place of happiness, and her people shall be a joy!”  Isaiah 65:17-18 (The Living Bible) Causes are great. And causes are not so great. That’s…

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Overcoming Temptation

“And he ate nothing during those days. And when they were ended, he was hungry. The devil said to him, ‘If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.’ And Jesus answered him,  ‘It is written,  “Man shall not live by bread alone.”’” Luke 4:2-4 Jesus began his ministry by following the Holy Spirit’s guidance to pray and fast for forty days…

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Perfectly In Charge

“All these are empowered by one and the same Spirit, who apportions to each one individually as he wills.” 1 Corinthians 12:11 Absolute power in the hands of a perfectly loving, giving, and gracious God is a wonderful thing to behold. As a part of God’s perfect rule, one of the cool things He does is to give each follower of Jesus…

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Serve the City – Our Attitude

“Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus…” Philippians 2:5 (NASB) Last time we looked at the motive for service. Today we see the attitude that should mark our service. Paul gives two contrasting statements (“not this, but this”) to highlight the attitude of service. They are as follows: 1) We are to, “not merely look to our own…