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Loving God With All Our Heart

 by Timothy Jerry (Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV) You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength. God has given us His nature through the new birth, thus empowering us to walk in His love. (Romans 5:5 NKJV)…the love of God has been poured out in… Read More »

If This is All There Is

 by Timothy Jerry I am often a bit puzzled by those who claim to not believe in God. I guess what baffles me the most is their zeal to disprove those of us who do believe in God. I wonder why it really matters to them that much? After all, if there is no God, then… Read More »

Covering Our Nakedness

by Timothy Jerry No amount of human philosophy or wisdom will ever lead man to understand the ways of God. The consequence of sin has been far greater than most people can ever imagine. Because of sin people are estranged from God, and therefore separated from His ways. Before Adam and Eve sinned they had… Read More »

The Foolishness of the Cross

Human pride stumbles over the simplicity of the gospel message, because childlike faith is far too lowly for the pride of man to accept. (Matthew 18:1-3 NKJV) At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” {2} Then Jesus called a little child to Him, set… Read More »

Foolish Things to Confound the Wise

 by Timothy Jerry (1 Corinthians 1:26-31 NLT) Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes, or powerful, or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God deliberately chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose those who are… Read More »

Pride’s Deception

A person’s own foolishness ruins his life. But in his mind he blames the Lord for it. (Proverbs 19:3)  People do not like to take responsibility for their actions. The very first thing that Adam did when God confronted him about eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, was to first… Read More »

7 Sins of a Dying Church

By Thom S. Rainier is the president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources (LifeWay.com) I stood before some 700 church members on a Sunday evening. My task was straightforward. I was to share with them the results of a consultation my team members and I had worked on during the past several weeks. The presentation… Read More »

Doing What Doesn’t Matter, Where It Doesn’t Work

In my estimation, one of the greatest traps of ministry can be the false assumption that activity is synonymous with productivity. As a result we can easily find ourselves involved in far too many causes and pursuits that may actually dull us to the reality that what we are doing is robbing us of true… Read More »

Stopping the Thieves – Part 2

by Timothy Jerry (John 10:10 NLT) The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. Satan is a thief. His objective is to steal from us, and destroy our lives. His primary tactic in accomplishing this is deception. He is the father of lies,… Read More »

Stopping the Thieves In Our Lives – Part 1

by Timothy Jerry Thieves come to rob us. As I was pondering this, the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “Thieves often sneak in without your realizing that they are there.” Think about that for a moment. There really are many different kinds of thieves. There are the very evident thieves that can come… Read More »