Ashes to Ashes

Ash Wednesday was celebrated this week. Ash Wednesday is a day of repentance when Christians confess their sins and profess their devotion to God. The ashes symbolize death and repentance. While I was thinking about ashes the phrase “ashes to ashes, dust to dust’ came to mind. The phrase means everything that has life will one day come to an end…

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Grace Wins

Before passing away, my friend Steve asked to have Matthew West’s song “Grace Wins” played at his funeral. Steve first heard Grace Wins when he attended our Pause service two years ago. Grace got hold of Steve that night. The Apostle Paul assures us that “For it is grace you have been saved, through faith-and…

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The other day I was listening to the song “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin. Part of the lyrics are “I will rise when He calls my name, no more sorrow, no more pain.” Later that day I found out the Lord called my friend Steve’s name. The last time I saw Steve is when…

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Pastor Louis Giglio said, “Fear can be defined as faith in the enemy.” In the Bible we read there is no truth in the enemy for the devil is a liar and the father of lies. Fear is a liar. Fear steals God’s glory. The enemy would like us to fear everything, but the Bible…

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A couple years ago after substitute preaching, I had the opportunity to speak to a member of the congregation who had terminal cancer.  He may have been dying physically but spiritually he was more alive than most people I had ever met. His light shined because he knew his sins were covered and soon, he…

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