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  • Attitude Adjustment Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 15, 2019

    If you want to exchange an attitude of defeat for an attitude of victory in your life, then fully follow the Lord, because you have learned to fully appreciate all that He has given you.

    I thank God for the children we have in our church, because there is so much we can learn from them. I like this sentiment shared on the internet by Debi Zahn from Sandwich, Illinois. She says: When I look at a patch of dandelions, I see a bunch of weeds that are going to take over my yard. Kids more

  • A Full Life

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 31, 2019

    To live a full life, follow the Lord fully with full faith in Him.

    Jill Briscoe offers a very interesting look at the way things have changed, especially with people my age or older. In the dim and distant past When life's tempo wasn't fast, Grandma used to rock and knit, Crochet, tat, and baby-sit. When the kids were in a jam, They could always count on more

  • Rest From The Struggle Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 24, 2019

    If you want to find rest from the struggle in your own life, trust the Lord, obey the Lord, and wait on the Lord.

    A man was standing in the water when he asked a friend on the shore, “Are there any alligators in this river?” The man on shore said, “No, not a single one,” but his friend in the water was not convinced. So the man in the water asked again, “Are you sure there are no alligators? Because if there more

  • God Fights For You! Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 17, 2019

    Proceed with confidence in God’s Word. Pray with confidence in God’s Will. Then prevail with confidence in God’s might no matter how great the enemy.

    Preschooler Denny came to class one morning bubbling with excitement about having played tee ball. “We won our game,” he said. “Did you get any hits?” his teacher asked. “Yes,” he answered. “And I got some scratches, too.” (Dorothy Hsu, Columbus, Ohio, “Kids of the Kingdom,” Christian Reader; more

  • Fake News Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 10, 2019
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    If you want to do well in an era of “fake news,” first, don’t believe everything you hear. Instead, consult the Lord about everything; keep your word and confront the lie.

    This last week, as I was preparing for this message, I came across some very interesting research. In His book, The Honest Truth about Dishonesty, Dan Ariely says, “Over the course of many years of teaching, I have noticed that there typically seems to be a rash of deaths among students' more

  • Victory In Defeat Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 4, 2019

    If you want to experience victory in the place of defeat, trust in the Lord; obey the Lord; and give yourself to Him again.

    Bryan Link, from Toronto, Canada, did a double-take recently when he looked at an old pothole in his neighborhood and thought he saw weeds. Upon closer examination, they turned out to be tomatoes. Someone with a good sense of humor had planted the tomatoes in the big, ugly sinkhole that had been a more

  • The Road To Recovery Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 28, 2018

    If you want to recover from failure, then start your road to recovery when you cry before the Lord. But don’t just cry, consecrate yourself to the Lord. Then continue your journey when you confess your own sin. But don’t just confess it, clean the sin out!

    The Book of Heroic Failures contains a story about the 1978 strike of British firefighters, when the army filled the gap for the missing firemen. One afternoon the replacement firefighters got a call to rescue a cat caught high in a tree. The soldiers rushed to the scene, put up a ladder, brought more

  • Mary's Song Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 20, 2018

    If you want to find joy in a world of pain: trust God who saves you; fear God who loves you: and serve God who helps you. To put it simply: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up” (James 4:10, NIV).

    Two years ago (2016), Russell Moore walked into a local bookstore where he overheard a man talk about why he hated Christmas music. Moore started to feel like he might be in the presence of the Grinch, but then the man explained why he found the music so bad… It was boring. “Christmas is boring more

  • Zechariah's Song Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 13, 2018

    This Christmas, realize that God has visited you, trust Him to save you. Then, after He has saved you, serve Him without fear. It really is the only way to experience His peace.

    Michele Hardie, of Holland, Michigan, describes a time when her family was getting ready for Advent. Recalling their preparation for advent a year earlier, she asked her children, “Who can tell me what the four candles in the Advent wreath represent?” She was looking for them to say hope, peace, more

  • 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 Series

    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 more

  • Prepare For Battle Series

    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 more

  • God's Mighty Hand Series

    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 Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 26, 2018
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    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 more