Monthly Archives: February 2015

Live to Forgive: Red-faced Before God

Don’t fail the red face test! When I stand before God, will I be able to answer questions about my personal life, my ministry, and my church without embarrasment in regard to the resources God has entrusted me with? After returning back to Vegas from an amazing Christian Stewardship Network conference in Dallas, this question posed by […]

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Live to Forgive: Subordination

In Divine Conspiracy, Dallas Willard states: “…it is not uncommon for people to think that they can treasure this world and the invisible kingdom as well, that they can serve both. Perhaps we can make this work for a while. But there will come a time when one must be subordinate to the other. We […]

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Live to Forgive: The Silver Lining of Grace

Payback! What do we think of when we see this word? Is it revenge or is it grace? Is it a good thing that God wants us to relinquish revenge to him? It was 20 silver pieces that Joseph’s brothers sold him into slavery for after Reuben talked them out of killing him (Genesis 37). Why […]

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Live to Forgive: “When Famous Goes Wrong on a Rooftop”

King David had been told by Nathan that God was going to make David’s name as famous as anyone who had lived on this earth (2 Samuel 7:9). David would be moved from tending sheep to leading God’s people . . . quite a promotion. At first David was amazing, “he did what was just and right […]

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Live to Forgive: No Substitute

As we grow closer to Jesus through Lent, I invite you to enter into a season of reflections with me entitled, Live to Forgive! “I am writing to you who are God’s children because your sins have been forgiven through Jesus (1 John 2:12)!” When Jesus went to the cross, it became clear there was no […]

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2015 Valentine’s Prayer

 by Rhonda Baker The church cannot help but grieve, When life is taken away. It is not the natural plan, God help us all we pray. The “thief comes to steal and kill,” Destroy is his middle name. Jesus came to bring life fulfilled, And never once for fame. Have we turned away from God, […]

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