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  • Micah's Song Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 7, 2018

    If you want to find real peace in your time of distress, trust Jesus as your Sovereign to restore you; trust Jesus as your Shepherd to secure you; and trust Jesus as your Savior to rescue you. In a word, trust Jesus as your PEACE, your Shalom.

    Valerie Kulhavy of Casper, Wyoming, took her three young children through the food line at a recent church dinner. As she juggled everyone's plate and drink, she told the kids to be on their best behavior. When they were finally seated, she sighed with relief and told her children they were more

  • Zephaniah's Song Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 21, 2018

    God is with us, so sing this Christmas, and don’t be afraid or ashamed anymore!

    Aurlette Driver was playing Christmas carols on the piano for her 4-year-old great-granddaughter, Natalie. When Aurlette played “Away in a Manger,” she thought Natalie would enjoy hearing the words, so she started to sing as she played. After just a few words, Aurlette felt Natalie’s hand on her more

  • The Power Of Praise

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 15, 2018

    if you want to overcome the forces of evil in your own life, by faith praise the Lord, obey the Lord, give to the Lord, and pay your vows to the Lord.

    Jennifer Breeding, from the Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, was visiting her parents with her two young daughters. They watched from the breakfast table as a man came to the back door. When the visitor left, Grandpa explained that he was an appraiser. “What's an appraiser?” the younger child more

  • Prepare For Battle

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 9, 2018

    If you’re going to be ready to face the spiritual battles ahead, you must let God roll away your shame, relish your salvation, and respect your Sovereign Lord.

    Some time ago, a fictitious manual for Peace Corp volunteers headed for South America contained the following advice on “What to Do If Attacked by an Anaconda”: #1, If you're attacked by an anaconda, do not run; the snake is faster than you are. #2, Lie flat on the ground. #3, Put your arms tight more

  • God's Mighty Hand

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Nov 1, 2018

    if you want to move forward to fulfill God's calling on your life, remember God’s miracle; rely on God’s help; and revere God’s power.

    Have you ever lost your car in a crowded parking lot, forgetting where you parked it? It’s frustrating, but not near as frustrating as it was for a man in Frankfurt, Germany, who just last year (2017) found his car after forgetting where he parked it 20 years before that. The man, now 76-years-old, more

  • Overcoming Obstacles

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 26, 2018

    If you want to overcome the obstacles in your life, concentrate on the Lord; consecrate yourself to Him; count on His Word; and then, just cross the water.

    A few years ago, drivers on the eastern highways in India encountered an especially stubborn elephant that refused to let them pass until they offered up a little food. He's even been known to stick his trunk through an open window and sniff around for any hidden treasure! One local resident went more

  • Losers Win!

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 19, 2018

    When you fail, don’t try to save yourself. Instead, realize you’re a loser (we all are), and rely on the Lord to turn your failure into victory!

    Recently, I came across some cynical observations on life and work: Nothing is foolproof to a talented fool; the early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese; borrow money from a pessimist – they don't expect it back; if at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you more

  • A Call To Courage

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 11, 2018

    If you want to find the courage to fulfill your calling, trust in the promises of God; obey the precepts of God; rest in the presence of God; and receive support from the people of God.

    In an episode from the classic 1960’s TV series, The Andy Griffith Show, Andy Taylor, the sheriff of Mayberry, is out of town. His deputy, Barney Fife, is in charge, and he has deputized the local mechanic, named Gomer. The two deputies are walking down the street one evening when they notice that more

  • Transformational Worship

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 4, 2018

    If you want to experience life-transformational worship, come to a better altar – the cross of Jesus Christ – with better sacrifices: carry His shame; confess His name; and care for others.

    Joanne Weil describes the time her young son asked what was the highest number she had ever counted to. She didn't know, but she asked about his highest number. It was 5,372. “Oh,” she said. “Why did you stop there?” “Church was over,” he replied. (Mike and Amy Nappa, Bore No More! Group more

  • Love Your Pastor Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 27, 2018

    If you really want to love and honor your leaders, remember them by the way you live your life; follow them; and pray for them.

    An elderly woman walked into a little country church. A friendly usher greeted her at the door and helped her up the steps. "Where would you like to sit?" he asked. "The front row please," she answered. "You really don't want to do that," the usher said. "The pastor is really boring." "Do you more

  • True Contentment

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 22, 2018

    If you want to find true contentment even in your pain, love strangers; love those who suffer; love your spouse; but most of all, love your Savior and Lord, not money.

    Philip Yancey, in an article in Christianity Today about prayer, talks about a man who interrupted his busy life to spend a few days in a monastery, looking for spiritual direction and peace. “I hope your stay is a blessed one,” said the monk who showed the visitor to his cell. “If you need more

  • An Unshakeable Kingdom

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 14, 2018

    Don’t tremble with fear, because you are no longer under the terrifying precepts of God’s Law. Instead, triumph with faith, because you are now under the tremendous promise of God’s grace.

    One day, a bus driver was driving along his usual route. He didn't encounter any problems for the first few stops; a few people got on, a few got off, and things went generally well. At one stop, however, a big hulk of a man got on. He was 6' 8" tall, built like a wrestler, and his arms hung down more

  • Your Birthright

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Aug 29, 2018

    Don't sell your birthright, like Esau did. Don’t sell out on your priesthood. Don’t sell out on the promises of God, and don’t sell out on your power over sin. Instead, enjoy your inheritance rights as children of God, and live like the kings you are!

    Your Birthright (Hebrews 12:14-17) Just a few years ago (2012), Dakoda Garren, a 19-year-old from Washington state was charged with stealing a rare coin collection worth at least $100,000. After Garren had completed some part-time work for a woman living north of Portland, the woman reported that more

  • God's Tough Love

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Aug 23, 2018
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    If you want to grow to full maturity in life, respect God's discipline; don't reject it.

    A mechanic accidentally swallowed some brake fluid and really liked the taste. Before he knew it, he had finished off the whole bottle. One of his co-workers caught him sneaking a swig the next day. “Man, that stuff will kill you,” said his friend, “you've got to give it up.” “Don't worry,” the more

  • Winning The Race Of Life Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Aug 15, 2018
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    If you want to finish your life well, learn from the witnesses of the past; lay aside the weights of the present; and look the the Winner Himself -- Jesus, your Savior, Example, and Inspiration.

    There is a legendary tale about the late Bear Bryant, who coached the University of Alabama football team from 1958 to 1982. In one game, with two minutes to play, he called on his slow-but-steady, fourth string quarterback. Bryant instructed him to run the ball up the middle and then punt. more