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How do You KNOW what You believe is the TRUTH?

“No man ever believes that the Bible means what it says: He is always convinced that it says what he means.”

Last week I was having a conversation with a friend that had in his words a “Revelation.” It seems that through some difficulties in his family, and some extended time of quiet and prayer, that he discovered…

The real meaning of faith.  

I’m not sure agree with Shaw, that “No man” believes what the Bibe really says, but we will believe what we want, or what someone else has tells us, until we reformat our hardrive, (Rom 12.1), make our thinking new, and let  the Spirit of God teach us the real meaning God intended. 

Don’t believe  yourself or Man

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Pastors Openly Confess Sin!

Last week at a Pastors Conference

Some of the pastors present confessed they had struggled with the lack of faith and prayer. Reading that really broke my heart! Any of us who have been in ministry for any length of time understand how easy it is to fall into that TRAP!

But I have learned a great lesson…

When you “feel” to beat up, put down or left down to pray. Listen carefully…the physical is opposite from the spiritual. When our physical bodies get hungry we eat, and then we aren’t hungry anymore. However, in our spiritual lives, when we aren’t hungry, we must…

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4-Essentials for a GREAT Sermon

I’m a firm believer in learning from others, and not re-inventing the wheel, unless there is no wheel! I want to share some tools and strategies I have gleaned from others, and by trial and error.

1. TeamA great tool in preparing a great message is having others to bounce ideas around with. At Cornerstone we have a teaching team and we meet on Monday mornings. We brainstorm about passages, illustrations, transitions & translations. It’s great fun, and a huge time saver. It really…

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I can’t figure God out!

I don’t know about you, but I don’t have God figured out yet. I don’t know why He does certain things one way and then another. God isn’t necessarily predicable, so we try to come up with systems to “explain” all the things God does, or doesn’t do.

A friend of mine found out yesterday his 23 year old daughter only has 3 weeks to live…

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Refocus. Not “Hocus Pocus”

I have been running around and been real busy lately. All great “stuff” all kingdom stuff, but just too much stuff! Even the right things can so easily drain all our reserves and blur our focus. Well, I think that’s where I am today.

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