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The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the Mirror

The Man in the MirrorWhen you get what you want in your struggle for selfAnd the world makes you king for a day,Just go to a mirror and look at yourselfAnd see what that man has to say. For it isn't your father or mother or wifeWho judgement upon you must pass;The...

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Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane

Paper Airplane[See http://www.unitedunleashed.ca/ for folds -- top left corner to right side, top right corner to left side, then the rest is a regular paper airplane; when tearing fold down wings and tear lengthwise through the centre as marked.] The first time this...

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A Gospel Perspective

A Gospel Perspective

A Gospel PerspectivePhilippians 1:12-18 – A Gospel Perspective In verses 12-18, Paul begins to show the Philippians how they should view his imprisonment from a gospel-perspective. The Christians in Philippi were distraught because they saw Paul's imprisonment as a...

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What Matters Most

What Matters Most

What Matters MostPhilippians 1:1-11 – What Matters Most What is joy and how does it differ from happiness? and How ought a Christian to view suffering? The Philippians were suffering for the gospel and that suffering had led to disunity and a temptation to pull back...

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We Need a Savior

We Need a Savior

We Need a Savior“Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. . . The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still” (Exodus 14:13-14). Most parents know the gut knotting fear that gradually blooms to a full-grown...

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You Make Us The Scorn of Our Neighbors

You Make Us The Scorn of Our Neighbors

You Make Us The Scorn of Our NeighborsYou make us the scorn of our neighbors; our enemies laugh among themselves.Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved.Psalm 80:6-7 You hear it with every hurricane, every avalanche, ever tsunami… someone...

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He Remembers You

He Remembers You

He Remembers You“And God remembered Noah.” Genesis 8:1 Shortly after completing seminary, the recession of 2007 hit. I struggled to find work, the debt of student loans piled high and anxiety and stress took over. I watched my hopes of what life after school would be...

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Powerful Prayer, I Kings 16-18

Powerful Prayer, I Kings 16-18

Powerful PrayerGOD uses ordinary people to make a difference in our world.   Elijah is often referred to as a man of GOD.  That is a pretty good nickname for anyone. He was from a rural background and a man of the wilderness.  He was called to the work as a teenager. ...

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God heals our hearts and reminds us of our identity

God heals our hearts and reminds us of our identity

God Heals Our HeartsCreate in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” (Psalm 51:10-12) I...

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Get into God

Get into God

Get into GodGet into GOD’s Word so that it can get into you! Do we shy away from really studying GOD’s Word?  Do we just read what others say about the Word or get in there and dig for meaning ourselves? To paraphrase James 1:21 Get rid of all moral filth and evil...

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