20 Affirmations of Faith: Can I get an Amen?

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I count it a blessing to have the opportunity to learn from such an amazing Pastor, and some truly awesome ministers of God’s word. Sunday after Sunday I feverishly scribble down notes, and in between the shouting and jumping from my seat, I manage to jot down some great nuggets that I believe God himself pours out for me…for us. So I’d like to share some encouragement, that I pray leaps from my notepad into your heart. Continue reading

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Breaking the Chains of Fear (Part Two): 4 Surefire Ways to Conquer Fear in Your Life

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God did not intend for us to be fearful. In fact, he wants us to be strong and courageous. He wants to move us from bondage to liberty. I touched on this in my last post, Breaking the Chains of Fear (Part One): 7 Fundamental Truths About Fear, which was part one of a two-part series. The focus of this series is conquering emotionally destructive fear – the kind of fear that breeds worry and anxiety, that robs us of a joy-filled life and causes us to step outside of  God’s will. While my previous post took a look at the ways the enemy uses fear as a form of bondage against God’s people, now I’d like to take a look at what God’s Word says about conquering this fear.

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Breaking the Chains of Fear (Part One): 7 Fundamental Truths About Fear

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I recently taught a bible study lesson on conquering fear. Fear is a common part of the human experience. Depending on the translation, it’s mentioned over 250 times in the Bible, which leads me to believe that God wants us to be mindful of this issue and to address it. Due to the lengthy content of my study, I decided to break it up into two parts. Part One takes a look at what fear is and how it affects God’s people. Part Two is a deeper dive into what God’s word says about fear, and how to get the victory over it. I pray this blesses and encourages! Continue reading

10 Points on Salvation: A Quick 10 Minute Lesson

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I was recently asked by my Pastor to teach a 10 minute lesson on Salvation.  I know, right!!?? Ten minutes on Salvation? Seriously???

This was part of a new “Battle Class” series, which focuses on various topics that many of us struggle with in our Christian walks. This 10 minute assignment was given to each “Battle Class” teacher, with no instruction other than to teach a 10 minute lesson on Salvation.

When this was first presented to me, I immediately wondered how I would be able to take such a huge and important foundational aspect of faith,  and boil it down to 10 minutes. I struggled for a while trying to figure out what my angle would be…do I just teach on a certain aspect of Salvation…or do I try to hit every point? Continue reading