Focus on Christ by Avoiding Distractions

Have you ever fired a shotgun at a range or a target? What does the spread look like? If you have, you’ll know that the spread is usually wide. In contrast, have you ever fired a pistol or a rifle? You know that the end result is not wide. It’s narrow. It’s accurate. The difference […]

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2 Things to Focus on for 2016

Welcome to 2016! A new year holds the promise of a better future. If you are a believer in Jesus Christ, no doubt one of your New Year’s resolutions is to continue to grow into the likeness of His image. If it’s not, it should be, because that’s what you have been saved to do. […]

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Jesus Came From a Broken Family

The past few weeks we’ve been learning how God used all types of people in the lineage of Jesus to bring Him into the world through His birth. We saw how God used unknowns as well as wealthy people. As God blessed Israel, He used kings and privileged people. However, when the line of Jesus […]

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Jesus’ Lineage is Filled with Ordinary People

If you were able to design your family tree for the express purpose of accomplishing a certain goal, what type of people would you look for? I imagine you’d look for mature, responsible, high-character people. God, however, in building the family tree for Jesus Christ, chose many different kinds of people. Let’s take a look […]

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Jesus as the Hub; The Only Way to Live

When I was a youth pastor back in my seminary days, I had a teaching session where the students were assigned to write anonymous questions. I would attempt to answer these questions the following week. One common question was, “How can I know God’s will for my life?” This is a question that many students, […]

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