The reason we make major New Year’s resolutions is because we’re fed up with the way we’re living and we want to make radical changes in our lives. That’s also why we tend to fail so miserably with those resolutions: It’s hard to make lasting, dramatic changes. While there certainly is a place to encourage […]

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What is a pastor? According to Webster’s Dictionary, a pastor is “a spiritual overseer.” That means a pastor’s job description is to oversee people’s spiritual wellbeing; a concept that God cares most about in people, but, often the people care the least about in themselves. Whats even more nerve-wrecking than how extremely difficult the job […]

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Justification — being declared righteous before God — is possible only by grace through faith. You can heap all your good deeds upon one another and climb them to heaven, but if you aren’t clothed in Christ’s righteousness, God will toss your self-righteous self right out of his presence. Our sinfulness runs too deep for […]

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There’s a reason you wake up every morning instead of booting up. And why you probably processed bites of cereal this morning, not bytes of data. A few years ago, Rebecca Lawson at the University of Liverpool asked men and women from different backgrounds to draw a bicycle from memory. Simple, right? Well, not only […]

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One of the greatest revelations of my life is: I can choose my thoughts and think things on purpose. In other words, I don’t have to just think about whatever falls into my mind. This was a life-changing revelation for me because as Proverbs 23:7 (AMPC) says, “As [a man] thinks in his heart, so […]

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Six men who called senior pastor of Lakewood church, Joel Osteen, “a liar” during a bizarre outburst which scared several members into leaving a service at the Houston, Texas, megachurch prematurely on Sunday morning were removed from the church then slapped with charges of criminal trespassing. Donald Iloff Jr., a senior executive with Joel Osteen […]

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