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God's Peach with You

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God’s Peace with You Philippians 4:9 KJV “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.”
Meditating and delighting in the Word of God is a great remedy over worries, health issues, family concerns, or plain ole stressing out. Being grateful to God with inner tranquility and a thankful attitude gives a Christian confidence that the Lord is able and willing to do what is best for His children (Romans 8:28).
The peace of God has many by-products and one of these is that it will transform the thought-life of the Child of God. Meditating on the things that are true, honest, pure, lovely, things of good report, virtuous and praiseworthy is a formula for staying away from sinful thoughts that disturb the inner peace God has given through prayer. Through all of our trials and testings, our many frustrations and fears, Paul gives to us encouragement in saying: “do the things you have learned, received, seen and heard …

Born a King

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Born a King Luke 1:26-33
We sing the wondrous songs of Christmas and declare that the baby born in a manger has come to be the King of Kings. The song "Joy to the World"  says, "The Lord is come, let earth receive her King." The wise men asked, "Where is he that is born King of the Jews?"  This question emphasizes the great reality of the birth of Christ, that He is in fact born a King. In the book of Revelation John says, “...for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings:” (Revelation 17:14). He is the greatest, the most supreme of all kings. Matthew gives an account of Christ’s lineage through His father, Joseph. And in Luke, His lineage came through of his mother, Mary. Mary was a descendant of King David, through the lineage of David's son, Nathan who never reigned, but nonetheless was of royal blood. It is through Mary that Jesus is the real son of David. Christ was born of a virgin therefore, Joseph had no part in His conception. God’s seed was plante…

Why Hate Sin?

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Why Hate Sin? Ephesians 2:1-10

Have you ever stop to think why you hate sin? Is it because of what sin does to you after it has had its way with you? Are you attempting to remove sin or the repulsive effects of it? What do you think would happen if there were absolutely NO negative consequences to your sin? Have you passionately gripped the fantasy that joy in Christ is only found when sin is absent? 
Christians do not hold this abhorrence for sin’s destruction alone. Social justice is an attempt to reduce sin’s grip on humanity. Societies for thousands of years have taken extreme measures to reduce the full expression of sin. If you were offered a city that had a zero crime rate, the best vegetation, a clean water supply, and the most advanced medical services, would you turn it down? No!
The absence of sin is the reality of heaven. No pain, no sorrow, no tears, and the recreation of the perfect world. That means no negative aftermath of sin. This is often the way the world envisions lif…