Category Archives: John

If You Aren’t Looking for Happiness – It Can Be Yours!

How would you like to be happier? That’s like asking, “How would you like to be less thirsty?” or “How would you like to have more money?” Everyone would be happy to be happier! Harvard researchers have made some discoveries … Continue reading

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Your Church – You Didn’t Build That!

 “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that! Someone else made that happen!” -President Barak Obama Since our president made that statement[i] he has received a backlash of criticism. Some believe that it reveals a philosophy of dependence on … Continue reading

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The Voice of God

If someone told you that God spoke to them, would that seem strange to you? Is it rational to believe that the One True God would speak to puny, sinful humans? Is there a way to determine if God has … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel, 2 Corinthians, Bible, Ephesians, Galatians, God's Voice, God's word, John, Luke, Matthew, Romans, Salvation | Tagged , , , , | 74 Comments

Loving Enough to Trust

What would you do for someone you love? Anything? What would you do to someone you love? In the case of Richard Garibay of  Ceres, California, it was torture. For a period of nine days, Garibay and a friend, Armando … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians, Abuse, Disillusionment, Drug Abuse, Envy, Expectation, Family, Jealousy, John, Love, Motivation, Relationships, Torture, Trust, Uncategorized, Victim | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 79 Comments

Bitter Rivalries and Broken Relationships

What happens when you combine hearsay with  presumption and a blend in some deep-seated animosity? You get an angry reaction – much like Clemson’s Dabo Swinney’s unfounded anger and rant against The University of South Carolina’s football program earlier this … Continue reading

Posted in Challenge, Church Health, Communication, Discipline, Dissension, Division, Family, Gossip, John, Personal Growth, Rumor, Slander | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 88 Comments

The Healthy Church – Connected

When you hear the word, “church” what comes to your mind? Depending on your background it could be something positive or negative. Even so, is your understanding of the word “church” biblical? Does the word “church” mean the same thing … Continue reading

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The Church – As God Designed Her

The Church of the Lord Jesus Christ, being so much more than an organization or a denomination, is a living organism indwelt by the Spirit of God and is called to enjoy a relationship with God and represent Him before … Continue reading

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