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Trusting Beyond Reason

By Steve Joiner
January 15, 2018
Category: Basic Truths

Joseph, a study of a single life

Trusting Beyond Reason

 

Trust – a firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something. Who do you trust? Are you the only person you can trust in life? Do you trust only when you can understand the reasoning behind the action?

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Taking Responsibility

By Steve Joiner
January 08, 2018
Category: Basic Truths

Joseph, a study of a single life

Taking Responsibility

 

At the first of every year, we stop and take time to reflect over the past year. What are the life events that went well and which events went terribly wrong? What roll did I play in the success or failure of each life event? Do you find that you are fr... Continue reading

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Joy Comes from Agape

By Rick Bloomquist
January 06, 2018
Category: Discipleship

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We usually think we know what we want.


And we’re usually wrong.


It’s a waste of time to be embarrassed about it because if we don't act on this we’ll be missing out on an extreme improvement to our lives and our relationship with others.


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Being a Person of Purpose

By Steve Joiner
December 09, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Joseph, a study of a single life

Being a Person of Purpose

 

This BLOG finds me home alone, my wife has made a trip to her home state to visit her family. It hasn’t been long but I already sense a loss of purpose. I am finding that my relationship with her is what makes me a better person. It provides the mean... Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Day 2017

By Steve Joiner
November 24, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Thanksgiving Day 2017

Gratefulness

 

Happy Thanksgiving Day, a day for shopping, eating and being ready for Christmas. But wait, why! It is far too easy for each of us to walk past this day. We live a self-made, individual life style, where we get where we are on our own strength so why would we enjoy taking t... Continue reading

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Being a Person of Integrity

By Steve Joiner
November 18, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Joseph, a study of a single life

Being a Person of Integrity

 

You hear the word lust and your first thought is sexual, but it is so much more. Lust desires and it is never satisfied. A lust for money, for fame, for health, for attention and the list continues. At our human core is this thing we call desire an... Continue reading

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Joseph, a Study of a Life

By Steve Joiner
November 04, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Joseph, a Study of a Life

Introduction – Ruled by Your Family Tree?

 

The life of Joseph is a great study of how life’s journey is never has you expected but always as God plans it. I really enjoy this passage in Proverbs 19:21 “Many are the plans in the mind of man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will... Continue reading

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Where is the Proof?

By Steve Joiner
October 22, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

1 John – Where is the Proof?

 

I started my new job almost 6 months ago and I have really enjoyed the change and the process of learning something new. During one of my first sales calls to a customer, we somehow got all involved in how to prove the existence of God. I was very new at this job and had only been out on my own for about 2 weeks. I wanted... Continue reading

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No Fear in Love

By Steve Joiner
October 14, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

1 John – No Fear in Love

 

Along with creating these Blogs, I am involved in several small group studies and it always amazes me how God will tie each group together. Is he teaching me or someone I am leading? I have learned so much from my studies as I prepare to lead groups, this Blog is no different. John continues his thoughts on love and how true l... Continue reading

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We see Love when Hatred is Visible

By Steve Joiner
October 08, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

1 John – We see LOVE when HATRED is Visible

 

Wrong is not right, darkness is not light, hate is not love, evil is not good, and sin is not righteousness! Yet we do not understand right, light, love, good and righteousness with the visible signs of their terrible counterparts. Our Youth Pastor at “The Cross Loganville”, told us this little story that I... Continue reading

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Walk as Jesus Did

By Steve Joiner
September 30, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

1 John – Walk As Jesus Did

 

Doesn’t this seem to be an unfair request? Jesus was God, the very Son of God, after all He is the Savior of the World. I can’t seem to save myself much less the World. Didn’t he give his life as a sacrifice and now you are asking me to die? He told those who wanted to follow Him, “Foxes have holes and Birds have nest, but t... Continue reading

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1 John - Light or Darkness

By Steve Joiner
September 25, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

1 John – light or darkness

 

Have you doubted your love for God? Maybe you’re relationship with Jesus is not that strong, or maybe God’s Spirit is not as close, as you thought. This is the book for you, John is not telling us how to judge others salvation, nor does he give us step by step instructions on how to live a life of love. He will cause us to d... Continue reading

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Ruth's Legacy

By Steve Joiner
September 17, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Ruth’s Legacy

 

A few weeks ago, we began this journey through the book of Ruth. Our journey has been focused on faith, trust, commitment, love, and redemption. It has circled around one family that both enjoyed loving relationships and suffered loss. The family found a second chance in their kinsmen redeemer, Boaz. Now, we take a step ahead and see the... Continue reading

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Ruth, The Proposal

By Steve Joiner
September 09, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

The Proposal

 

In today’s Blog, I am going to ask you to put aside your thoughts and opinions based on our culture today. You will need to remove all understandings of and prejudices about how men and women relate to each other. Remove any thoughts you may have concerning age, male egos, and conniving. None of those thoughts will help you understand the... Continue reading

Tags: Redeemer Jesus Ruth Boaz

Love Given out of Grace

By Steve Joiner
August 26, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Love Given out of Grace

 

As a young adult I wanted relationships to be my choice, but as a parent, I wanted to arrange all my children’s relationships. I now understand that I don’t wear God’s sandals, for selfishness does not work in relationships. Both comments are focused on what I want, not on what is best for someone else.

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A Family Story

By Steve Joiner
August 19, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Grace Inside Family Struggles

 

There are many different styles of family units out there today. I am sadden by the thought that so few of them would fall under the strong family category. Love should be there, no matter the issue, no matter the cause, and no matter the challenges that arise.

 

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In HIS presence

By Greg Roth
August 16, 2017
Category: Worship

In the presence of God we find all we need. There is nothing that compares. Every longing is filled in His presence. Every chain is broken off in His presence. My heart comes alive in His presence. It is shelter from the storm, it is my comfort in pain, and it is my joy in sorrow. Whatever it is you need or are searching for, you will find it in Him. Seek the presence of God and you will find Him and be overwhelmed by His compassion and goodness.


“O LORD, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You maintain my lot. Th... Continue reading

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Advice Column Part 3

By Steve Joiner
August 12, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

Counseling God’s Way

 

God has blessed my life in many ways. I was brought up in a loving, Christian home. I have two God-fearing brothers who have Christian wives. I found a wonderful, beautiful, and thoughtful woman who loves Christ more than she loves me, and I am so thankful for that. We raised two boys together who have grown and married remarkably... Continue reading

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Advice Column Part 2

By Steve Joiner
August 05, 2017
Category: Basic Truths

 

Counsel From a Judgmental Spirit

 

Job had it all: family, friends, land, livestock, and riches. Too many of us see worldly success as a sign of God’s pleasure—“When He’s happy with us, He blesses us.” Of course, if that’s true, then a life of struggles must mean God is not please... Continue reading

Tags: Judgmental Advice Grace Patience

The Pomodoro Technique as Worship

By Rick Bloomquist
August 01, 2017
Category: Worship

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Last Sunday we finished our series in Ecclesiastes, and I’m really thankful for the time we spent wrestling with it. I wish we had more time in that book, but since we need to keep moving, I want to make sure to plant the lessons deeply in my mind, because I cringe at the idea of making the same mistakes Solomon did.


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