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Echoes in the Hills of Alabama

“What were you doing in Birmingham, Alabama this past weekend?”  People are curious. I assume their curiosity was piqued by the dust being blown off my cobwebbed Instagram account. (I am trying to get with the times.) A steady stream of posts of my son and myself ranging from our stop at the Huddle House for breakfast to us standing with Rick Burgess […]

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3 Truths Learned from Peter’s Denial

Read Matthew 26:57-75 Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know the man!” And immediately the rooster crowed. Matthew 26:74 (NLT) The air was crisp. Peter shivered. Was the tremble from the biting wind or the ice revealed in Judas’s silver-lined veins? Was it a physical or spiritual chill on the night Jesus of Nazareth faced fate? […]

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5 Feats of Christ’s Death

“Hosanna to the Son of David!” “Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD.” “Hosanna in the Highest!” echoed the crowd. Some cast coats to pave the way for the miracle-worker. Others laid freshly cut palm branches to be tread on by the donkey that carried the healer named Jesus. A “Who is this?” rippled through Jerusalem […]

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Putting It on by Prayer

Part 10 of 10 in the Be Battle Ready Series  Read Ephesians 6:10-20  Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere. Ephesians 6:18 (NLT) To be battle-ready, a believer must put on the Armor of God by prayer. If Paul’s Armor of God is a […]

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The Sword of the Spirit

Part 9 of 10 in the Be Battle Ready Series.   Read Ephesians 6:10-20 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. Ephesians 6:17 (NLT)  To be battle-ready, believers must skillfully use the Sword of the Spirit.  The word of God is the believer’s sole source of offense. This […]

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Helmet of Salvation

Part 8 of 10 in the Be Battle Ready Series    Read Ephesian 6:10-20 Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. (Ephesians 6:17) To be a battle-ready believer, you must protect your thought life with the Helmet of Salvation.  A warrior must protect their head in battle. The mind is […]

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