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TRUE MARKET VALUE
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TASTE AND SEE
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KINGDOM ANGLERS
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FACING A GIANT
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WHAT WORSHIP CAN DO
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THE NEW WAY
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REAL CHANGE
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THE REMINDER
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A REMINDER
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THE DIFFERENCE

TRUE MARKET VALUE

“Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.” Matthew 6:21 According to workandmoney.com, “A circa-1500 da Vinci painting of Jesus Christ holding a crystal orb representing the “crystalline sphere” of the heavens sold at auction for $450.3 million.” I learned several years ago in real estate school that “the market” for anything, whether that be property, a car, or art work, is determined by what someone is willing to pay. In the world of art collecting, buyers commonly pay hundreds of thousands, to even millions of dollars, for what they consider a prize piece of[…]

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TASTE AND SEE

“Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8  All doubt had been removed from David’s mind, and there was no denying the fact that Saul wanted to kill him. If David ever wondered if just maybe it was King Saul’s bad mood that led him to throw a javelin at David twice, or send guards to his house to arrest him, now all doubt had been removed. Jonathan confirmed David’s worst fears that, yes indeed, Saul wanted him dead. David’s heart must have sunk in fear as he asked[…]

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KINGDOM ANGLERS

“Jesus called out to them, ‘Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people’!” Matthew 4:19 Although I love to fish, I’m by no means an “angler.” For me it’s more about being on or near the water that I enjoy most. And yes, I love catching the fish when they’re biting, but just being out there on a beautiful day is plenty satisfying to me. I do have a friend, however, who’s a real pro when it comes to fishing and he’d be considered a pretty good angler by most anyone’s standard. He knows exactly what[…]

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FACING A GIANT

“And everyone assembled here will know that the Lord rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the Lord’s battle, and he will give you to us!” 1 Samuel 17:47 Most everyone loves rooting for the underdog. Whether it’s the team no one expected to be playing for the National Championship, or the NASCAR driver who makes a come-from-behind win to take the checkered flag, we all love to cheer for the one least expected to win. Such was the case for David as he stepped out of the crowd to take on the giant. Aside from the story of Jesus’[…]

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WHAT WORSHIP CAN DO

“So as David stood there among his brothers, Samuel took the flask of olive oil he had brought and anointed David with the oil. And the Spirit of the Lord came powerfully upon David from that day on. Then Samuel returned to Ramah.” 1 Samuel 16:13 In 1 Samuel 17 we see that because of Saul’s continued disobedience and his lack of willingness to follow God wholeheartedly, the Holy Spirit left him. God had told Samuel that He had found another, one who was “after His heart.” I can remember hearing that phrase, “David was a man after God’s own heart” and[…]

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THE NEW WAY

“Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up.” 2 Corinthians 4:1  If you travel up and down the barrier islands of North Carolina, you’re likely to see some amazing and beautiful sights, one of which may be wild horses. It’s a common occurrence in coastal NC to see these magnificent creatures, and if you’re gentle enough, they’ll come pretty close. These horses are the ancestors of those horses that were brought to the Americas on Spanish trading ships during the 16thcentury, with more than a few of these ships finding themselves wrecked of the[…]

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REAL CHANGE

“Your unfailing love will last forever.Your faithfulness is as enduring as the heavens.” Psalm 89:2  How many times have you thought to yourself, “That really needs to change.”?  Maybe you saw a change was needed in the life of someone close to you like a loved one, a child, a coworker or friend. Maybe you’ve felt that way about yourself, knowing that within yourself things needed to change. At the point of frustration, you may have asked yourself, “When will this area of my life ever change?” You know right from wrong, yet no matter how hard you’ve tried, with[…]

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THE REMINDER

“Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.” 1 Corinthians 15:1 If you’re like most folks, you need a lot of reminders. In fact, as I’ve been sitting here reading and writing this post, I’ve received two reminders from my phone about an upcoming appointment. My “catchall reminder” is my wife. I’ll often end a text sharing some info with her and asking her “don’t let me forget…”. Just recently she responded to me with, “I don’t know that I[…]

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A REMINDER

“Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters, of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it.” 1 Corinthians 15:1 If you’re like most folks, you need a lot of reminders. In fact, as I’ve been sitting here reading and writing this post, I’ve received two reminders from my phone about an upcoming appointment. My “catchall reminder” is my wife. I’ll often end a text sharing some info with her and asking her “don’t let me forget…”. Just recently she responded to me with, “I don’t know that I[…]

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THE DIFFERENCE

“Anyone who does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.” Mark 3:31 In Numbers 14 through 16, the rebellion of the Israelites had reached a new watermark. From their refusal to enter into the Promised Land; to the outright rebellion led by Korah, Dathan and Abiram; the Children of Israel were pushing God to His limit. If it had not been for the constant intersession by Moses, the entire camp would have been utterly destroyed. There was, however, a remnant of followers who were willing to do exactly what God commanded and go where He would lead. That[…]

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