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Mind Your Speech!

Posted by kirxander on July 7, 2017 at 1:45 PM Comments comments (2)

The way we talk has a huge impact on our relationships with others, and how we're perceived.


Please enjoy this great illustration!


 

Time and again the Scriptures address the tongue. James devotes an entire chapter to controlling the tongue. When we consider the words of Jesus in Matthew 12:34 we see why the tongue is given such extensive treatment. How we handle the tongue...

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Ask For Wisdom!

Posted by kirxander on June 26, 2017 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)
Our best tool for gaining wisdom is to ask God. But let's always make sure we have the right attitude. Please enjoy the below.

God Bless!


Ask for Wisdom

By Douglas Twitchell


My freshman year in college, I took Physics 121, which was the introductory level physics course, required for all engineering maj...

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Wisdom is a 'Pass Key'

Posted by kirxander on June 12, 2017 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

As we start this new sermon series (wisDUMB), how do you make decisions in your life? What is your wisdom level at? Do you ask God for help?


A great illustration on this was written by Kent Crockett in his 'Sermon Illustrations" site. It was called, "Wisdom is a Pass Key":


When I was in college, I lived in a dorm that had 100 rooms, with a lock on each door. It took 100 keys to open those ...

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What Are You Working For?

Posted by kirxander on May 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (1)

What's your motiviation for the work you do at your job? For the Church? For your family? Consider the following story:


Several years ago, on an extremely hot day, a crew of men was working on the roadbed of the railroad when a slow moving train interrupted them. The train came to a stop and a window in the last car -- which incidentally was custom made and air-conditioned -- was raised. A booming, friendly ...

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Marriage: Airplanes vs. Rocks

Posted by kirxander on April 17, 2017 at 10:40 PM Comments comments (3)
In the San Diego Union, Michael Grant wrote this about his marriage:


We continue to adjust to each other, an adjustment that started 19 years ago and will never stop because we each continue to grow and change. We will always be different. I think of anniversaries as a time for roses and dinner; she prefers Mexican food and a movie. For Hallo...
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Kind Words

Posted by kirxander on April 4, 2017 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (3)
Sometimes we forget just how important other people are to us, or how important our relationships are; both to ourselves, and others. Please enjoy the following story!

Kind Words


One day a teacher asked her students to list the names of the other students in the room on two sheets of paper, leaving a space between each name.


Then she told them to think of the nicest thing they could say about each of their ...

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Limitless Love

Posted by kirxander on February 27, 2017 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (2)

Yesterday, Matt talked about Limitless Love. The below is a great illustration of the differences between God's love and our own.


God Bless!


 

The Father's Love and Ours


A gentleman of some wealth and high social position was taken ill. Being much troubled about the little love he found in his heart for God, he complained bitterly to one of his bre...

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Limitless Faith

Posted by kirxander on February 6, 2017 at 9:55 AM Comments comments (3)

Our lesson and study for 2/5 was on Limitless Faith. Here is a great illustration on this topic:


 

During the terrible days of the Blitz, a father, holding his small son by the hand, ran from a building that had been struck by a bomb. In the front yard was a shell hole. Seeking shelter as quickly as possible, the father jumped into the hole and held up his arms for his son to follow. Terrified, ye...

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Are Your 'Labels' Limiting You?

Posted by kirxander on January 23, 2017 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (2)

During his lesson Sunday (link to video and discussion questions), Matt talked about how limiting labels in our life can be.


Think about some of the ways you have been labeled. Labels like: angry, impatient, dumb, arrogant, dishonest, self-absorbed, rude, sarcastic, flaky, etc.


In his lesson, Matt asked us what it would be like if we could get rid of those labels (those LIMITS) ...

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Are WE Holding Ourselves Back?

Posted by kirxander on January 23, 2017 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (3)

We all know an elephant can pick up a ton with his trunk. An elephant is one of the most powerful animals. Yet if you go to a circus, you will see a massive animal tied to a little stake in the ground, and he will stay there. He has the potential to go anywhere he wants to go, but instead he simply looks around and possibly thinks about how it would be different if the rope wasn’t tied down.


You see, t...

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