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10 AM SUNDAY

Faith

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Guest Blogger: Joe Castaneda with Overboard Ministries “…and who became powerful in battle and routed foreign armies” (Hebrews 10:34). When I was in college, I worked construction during the summers, helping a general contractor build custom homes. I say “helping” to make my job seem more important, because I had absolutely no skill in the field, and served more as a lackey than anything else. Marlin, my boss, was always gracious with his affirmation (for which I’m grateful!) but I did my best and enjoyed the work. I even learned a thing or two along the way. One day, we…

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Let Us

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Guest Blogger: Joe Castaneda with Overboard Ministries I love how the writer of Hebrews invites us on the journey of faith! In some ways, the Christian life is so challenging (forgive others as God has forgiven you!), and in other ways, it’s really quite simple (Love God, Love Others). Hebrews 12:1-2 gives us some of the simple side of faith. I said, “Simple” not “easy!” Look how we are invited to live out our Christian faith: “Let us throw everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles.” What is hindering your life of faith today? Remember, these hindrances…

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The faith of Barak?

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GUEST BLOGGER: Joe Castaneda with Overboard Ministries Sometimes when I read a Bible story I get that feeling of, “I could never be like that!” You know, at age 13, would you have charged into the battle field to fight Goliath? At age 17 or 18, could you have resisted the temptation of being chased by Potiphar’s wife like Joseph did? If you were Esther, would you have risked your life? If you were Mary, could you have lived with the humiliation of being pregnant outside of marriage in a culture that used to give the death penalty for such…

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The Life of Jacob and Esau

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GUEST BLOGGER: Joe Castaneda with Overboard Ministries I recently read about an interesting “experiment” by the U.S. government, executed during the prohibition era. While it was illegal to buy, sell or manufacture drinking alcohol, the bootlegger’s black market made sure that massive quantities of beer and liquor continued to flow without much hinderance. Law enforcement couldn’t keep up with the back alley alcohol consumption and production. While all sorts of tactics were used, one lesser-known experiment had catastrophic effects. Known as the “Chemist’s war of prohibition,” the U.S. government ordered the poisoning of industrial alcohols sold throughout the country. These…

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SATURDAY: Finishing Strong

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Finishing Strong God has called each of to a race in this life. A race that He has marked out for us. Yet, so many don’t finish the race strong. So many people get trapped in the snares of life—money, sex and power. It’s not that those are the only traps but those are certainly the big three. Finishing the race strong means living out your faith until your last breath is taken. It means following God in the valleys of life. It means being faithful to your wife, your kids, your friends. It means making sure God is first…

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FRIDAY: 5 Pictures of God that will Change your life

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5 Pictures of God that will Change your life I love pictures on a refrigerator. Some are funny pictures. Some very serious. And others are awkward. They all tell a story. What pictures of God would you put on your refrigerator? Today I am going to open up God’s photo album and show you 10 pictures of God. I want you to choose one to put on your “refrigerator”. One that stands out to you as an image of God that you need today. Before you turn to the next page ask yourself this question. What is the first picture…

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THURSDAY: He Will Carry You

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Are you unwilling to do what God wants you to do? Are you rebelling against Him? Maybe just grumbling? Ask God to speak to you through this passage and remind you of His love for you. Deuteronomy 1:26-32 But you were unwilling to go up; you rebelled against the command of the Lord your God. 27 You grumbled in your tents and said, “The Lord hates us; so he brought us out of Egypt to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites to destroy us. 28 Where can we go? Our brothers have made our hearts melt in fear….

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WEDNESDAY: Encourage Someone Daily

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Encourage Someone Daily Hebrews 3:13 But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. If you are anything like me I know I can go for weeks without encouraging someone. Yet, when I look at God’s Word it so clear that we are to encourage one another daily. Think about that for a moment. How many people do you see all the time but you never encourage them. You might talk business. You might talk about life. But you never just stop and tell them something…

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