The Many Failures of Satan

One of the parables that Jesus tells is about men who rent a vineyard (Matthew 21:33-42).  The renters had agreed to pay the owner with a portion of the harvest as their rent.  When the time came to give the owner’s servant a portion of the harvest, the renters refused.  Some servants the renters beat […]

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Willfully Sow the Seed We Want to Grow

After we determine the spiritual results we want …   After we decide what we wish to reap… After we have chosen which dog we want to feed and turn loose in our life … now, …Willfully Sow the Seed We Want to Grow. We honestly need to meditate upon the LORD’s will in our life.  […]

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Willfully Sow Godly Character

Another central component to sowing to please our sinful nature or our godly nature is whether we approach life with thought and will for using our godly character or the character of the sinful nature.  Our character, which is the basis of who we are, will lead to corresponding actions.  From that character we will […]

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Invade Your Normal World with the LORD.

Every day we take part in the world – thoughts about money, deliberations about our job, schedule, food, car repairs, home repairs, improvements and plans.    All those thoughts are normal, but the constant drone of the world in our hearts becomes a spirit numbing whine. We have a hard time remembering the LORD with the […]

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Garbage In, Garbage Out

Every cook knows that the quality of your ingredients will make a huge difference in what you prepare. The General Manager of a sports team knows to hire the best players to win more games. A contractor who uses inferior materials will construct inferior buildings. The rock band, lead guitarist, who hires a bunch of […]

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Where to Start the Map

In the movie “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade,” Indiana and his friends were seeking Jesus’ grail.  They had an ancient map that was incomplete.  Specifically, it was missing the starting place.  All of the map’s directions were useless without the proper place to start. In the “map” of our lives and in the “map” […]

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A Man after God’s Own Heart

God states an amazing truth about David, the King. Even though David had sinned, God said to Solomon about David his father, “As for you, if you walk before me in integrity of heart and uprightness, as David your father did, and do all I command and observe my decrees and laws, …  (1 Kings […]

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Get Back to Your Inner Hero

As boys and girls we spent a lot of time being heroes in our play.  Heroically we protected and defended our families.  We fought to defeat what was bad and evil around us.  We were heroes to make our world a better place especially for our families. I suggest that God placed into people, especially […]

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Fort Satan

In the Fall of 1939 Hitler and the armies of Germany would begin the race through Europe and no army was able to stop him.  In about nine months the forces of Germany would defeat and take over most of Europe.  Hitler would work to turn Europe into his own big Hitleresque fort.  Until D-Day […]

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The Story of the Bag of Compost Continues

Jim turned around in anger and left the cheerful lights and sounds behind.  “How arrogant of that woman and the owner of the house to reject him,’ he thought.  ‘I have my pride.  I am not going to be pushed around and told what to do!  I have my bag.  I want my own bag.  […]

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