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Seeking Sinners

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Seeking Sinners
Luke 15:1-7  Now all the tax collectors and the sinners were coming near Him to listen to Him. Both the Pharisees and the scribes began to grumble, saying, “This man receives sinners and eats with them.”  So He told them this parable, saying, . . .
Tax collectors of Jesus day were hated and despised by the Jews, mainly because they were usually fellow Jews working for Rome. Jesus was seen eating with “publicans,” another name for tax collectors or tax-gatherers which the Pharisees and scribes complained about. Tax collectors were always under the suspicion of being extortioners (the practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats) and were probably guilty in most instances. 
When Jesus was seen having dinner at a tax collector’s house named Matthew, along with other sinners, the Pharisees questioned Jesus’ choice of companions. Jesus’ response: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. . . . I have not come to call the righteous, b…

Waiting Patiently

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Waiting Patiently Psalm 37:7a KJV Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for him: Psalm 40:1a I waited patiently for the Lord;
I dislike waiting! Do you? Have you waited impatiently to hear from someone you love and it seems like decades have passed before they call? Have you waited in the doctor’s office, or at the hospital for a doctor’s report to be given and fear begins to creep into your mind? Waiting, waiting, waiting, and yet, God’s Word instructs us to wait and as Christians, we need to learn to wait in faith for God to move on our behalf.
The word patient or patience is derived from the Latin word, “patientia” from “patior,” to suffer,  to endure. Our Lord not only tells us to wait, but to patiently wait on Him. The definition of the word, patience is: “willingness to put up with waiting, pain, troubles, or hurts; calm endurance without complaining or losing self-control.” This explanation of the word, patience is what God wants for us, while we wait for His will in our lives. Willing…

The Love of Christ

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The Love of Christ Romans 8:31-39

To separate means to disconnect, detach, breakup, split, parting (of the ways), estrangement, rift, rupture, breach, divide. Paul declares Christ’s love for us by posing this question; Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? The fear of separation from God is impossible for those who are Christ’s. If we are truly born again by the Spirit of God, we can know and experience the boundless, unwavering love of Christ. What security this brings to the believer. There is no need to ever fear the past, the present, or the future––– we are secure and protected, in the love of Christ.
God assures us that the hard things in life are working for our good and not against us. He encourages us that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. God allows the trials of life to come so that He may use them in our lives for His glory. He will never desert us, for He is closest to us when we go through the most difficult times of our life. We, my friend, ar…

How Do I Parent An Angry Child?

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How Do I Parent An Angry Child? Not every household has an angry child to deal with. If you are someone that does, here are some steps that you can take to help you during this difficult time. The purpose for writing this blog is not to beat you over the head with all the things you have done wrong, but to encourage you with the actions you’re already taking that are good and right. Every parent needs to hear that they are doing some positive things to help their child overcome the acts of aggression and anger that are so destructive.  Having a practical and favorable course of action in mind is extremely helpful to you. When your child decides to have a meltdown in the middle of the grocery store or anywhere else, you can begin to practice what you have learned.

Helpful Hints in Parenting an Angry Child in Public
•Work through behavior issues at home before going out (This is what will happen if you show a problem in public).
•Prepare them in knowing what is acceptable behavior in public