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  • What to do when you are Criticized?

    Someone has said… “If you don’t want to be criticized then say nothing, do nothing and stand for nothing”. If you decide to speak openly… do something for God and stand on biblical truth… expect criticism. Now that we have that settled… what do we do when criticism comes. #1) Decide if there is any […]

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  • Have we Thrown out the Baby of Standards?

    There was a time where spirituality in Independent Baptist Churches was measured by the outward standards that a person had…. we all know that a persons spirituality is a heart issue between them and the Lord Jesus Christ. However… here is the problem… in recent years, I have seen many people throwing out the baby […]

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  • It is All About Perspective

    There are times in our lives when circumstances look overwhelming… they are seemingly insurmountable… we don’t know if we will overcome them, or they will overcome us. But how we overcome the problems and trials of life have everything to do with perspective. Both of these pictures are of the same flower (Thanks Danielle)… one […]

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  • Can God Search Us?

    “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:” (Psalm 139:23). I think we are somewhat familiar with David’s cry in this Psalm. But I wonder how familial we are with the concept that David is speaking of. There is no doubt that God’s Word can have a probing effect […]

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