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Surrounding Yourself with Objects that Reinforce Your Faith

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I spent a summer doing mission work in Alaska when I was in college.  For three months I bounced around the southeast peninsula offering vacation bible school in mostly isolated communities.  I visited my church right before I began and my pastor invited me into his study and said, “Here I have something for you.”  He extended his hand a dropped into my open palm a small silver pocket cross. sany1354 It was the first time I ever saw one of these.  I asked, “Is there some sort of story behind this.”  He replied, “No,

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Trusting God in New Endeavors [Podcast Episode 18]


 
 

Whether you are entering a new year, job, relationship, project or other endeavor, God is bigger than your circumstance and your ability. In this podcast, we’ll see how God worked in the lives of three huge figure of faith: Moses, Joshua, and David. These people of faith faced overwhelming odds and challenges, and yet God was their for them and will be present in your challenges as well. Here is a glimpse at what I cover in today’s podcast.

Through Psalm 121 and the eyes of David we are reminded that God is bigger than circumstance as he asked the question, “I look unto the hills, from where will

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Seven Godly Christmas Gifts [Episode 13]


 

Yesterday was Cyber Monday and a lot of people are in gift buying mode for Christmas. Given the season, I thought it might be nice to slow down and consider gifts we can give as Christians to share our faith or help other people grow in faith. So today’s episode is all about gifts. In the podcast I discuss seven different types of godly gifts and the unique merits each offers. Below are some of the key take-aways.

Intentionally giving godly gifts was something I started doing about five years ago. I decided that year to give at least

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How to Stop Recurring Sin, Part 2


 

 
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In the first part of this two part series on stopping recurring sin we looked at the five elements of repentance and five prayers we can engage in to spiritually attack our sinful desire. If you didn’t listen to that, it was episode 11.

Today, we are going to look at six simple strategies you can use to eliminate recurring sin once and for all. Today’s strategies are intended to cut off or avoid those things that lead us to sin and to help you replace your sin with

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Repentance Prayers–How to Stop Recurring Sin, Part 1 [Episode 11]


 

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Sin Cycle

If you have a recurring sin that you can’t seem to escape, expanding repentance prayers by doing more than just asking for forgiveness can often break the cycle. When you understand that something is wrong (sinful), you pray that you will stop, and yet you don’t, then you have gotten trapped in what I call a sin cycle.
 
The danger of a sin cycle is that it can trap you spiritually from moving forward. You are like a man trying to walk down a path with one foot

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How to Care Daily for Your Spirit [Episode 10]


I am so excited to have interviewed pastor, consultant, and speaker, Rev. Michael Vinson on a presentation he had originally present as a keynote speaker at Montreat Camp and Conference Center.The topic, maintaining your spiritual health, is something we can all benefit from.

Just as you need to maintain physical fitness, you need to nourish and exercise your spirit. The Apostle Paul spoke about the need for and the value of training in godliness. My guest, Rev. Michael Vinson, in today’s podcast breaks down the nourishment of your spirit into three easy-to-apply inputs you need every day.  If you are

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