Rejoice Always – Liz Petruzzi – Christian Article

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Sound carries loud across backyard into the house. Excited exclamations punctuated by shrieks and screams as I try to concentrate and work. Irritated, I rise and look out the back porch, flung open wide to embrace the cool evening air. Boys and dad fish illegally in the back yard pond. I watch slightly annoyed by the…

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HOW TO FIGHT THE TEMPTATION TO FEAR IN TIMES OF CRISIS – Christian Article

I can’t remember anything like this corona pandemic in my entire life. I can’t imagine what it would be like to contract the virus or to have a loved one sick or die from it. So far, I haven’t had to endure anything other than staying in my house for a few days. I don’t know how long this will go on or how much it will spread. I hope it touches no one I know. But even if the…

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FACING YOUR RED SEA IN FAITH – A Worshiper’s Journal – Christian Article

Posted on April 3, 2020 by Roy McMillan Leave a Comment It was by faith that the people of Israel went right through the Red Sea as though they were on dry ground. But when the Egyptians tried to follow, they were all drowned. (Hebrews 11:29) With each step out of the land of Egypt, the Israelites must have tasted their freedom more and more. God was leading them away from the place in which they had been enslaved for…

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Have no Fear or Panic, Trust in the Lord your God! – End Times Christian Article

Commentary By: Gordon King Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,And lean not on your own understanding;6 In all your ways acknowledge Him,And He shall direct your paths.“ The world is overwhelmed with fear and panic over the Coronavirus outbreak, so much so that you don’t really see much else being reported in the news lately, whether it be earthquakes, wars, threats of wars, famine, plagues, we just don’t see it, but it’s there.  What happened with the…

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14 THINGS THE CORONAVIRUS CAN REMIND US OF – Christian Article

I have never seen such widespread fear in our nation, except perhaps after 9/11. The coronavirus is causing people to be constantly checking the news, to practice “social distancing,” to be washing their hands more than ever, to wear face masks, and to be running to stores to stock up on toilet paper and food and everything else they will need in case we’re “locked down” for several weeks. There is nothing wrong with doing these things. But for believers…

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In the Machine – A Worshiper’s Journal – Christian Article

Posted on January 23, 2020 by Roy McMillan 5 Comments by Linda McMillan As I mentioned in a recent post, my wife, Linda, was diagnosed with cancer in 2019. As she has been going through chemo and radiation treatments, the Holy Spirit has given her some powerful insights, which she has written down and I am now publishing on my blog. I pray you will be blessed by them. Pastor Roy “I will be with you, and I will protect…

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all things are possible – Lucy Mills – Christian Article

I fully intended to write another post rather sooner than this! But life is what it is and, let’s face it, we all have muddled moments and patches of the journey where we need to stare at the sky for a bit. Those of you wondering at my quietness, I have been very, very tired recently, and increasingly-severe chronic pain has led the doctor to suggest I now have fibromyalgia as well as ME. Regardless of the label, the symptoms…

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Filling in the walls – Living the life God intended – Christian Article

Hi how are all? How was your week? Mine was and still is full of trusting God for my mums salvation and healing. Do you have a parent you are believing God to touch? It is hard sometimes to trust as in the natural we cannot see what is happening as it is occurring “behind the scenes” in the spiritual. Because we can’t see – we think nothings happening. But God is always working. Back to the message for this…

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How Can We Declare God’s Word Over Our Lives – Godinterest – Christian Article

It amazes me that we have so many weak, powerless Christians. Did you know that when you speak the Word of God, it activates power in your life? In fact, today’s verse says to not let it depart from your mouth. In other words, keep speaking and confessing the Word of God – no matter what your circumstances seem like. When you keep God’s Word in your mind, heart and mouth, it empowers you to obey all that the Lord…

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How to Make Counterfeit and Quivering Christians – Christian Article

The story you’re about to read is fictional, counterfeit even, but represents a reality that continues to play out again and again. Well-meaning Christians present the gospel and then offer their listener immediate assurance of salvation via the incantation of a prepackaged prayer absent serious discipleship. Left in the wake, we often find two types of professing Christians. We’ll call them Keith and Katie; one is the counterfeit and the other is the quivering christian. As small children, Keith and…

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Why Do You Praise God? – A Worshiper’s Journal – Christian Article

Posted on February 22, 2020 by Roy McMillan Leave a Comment “Praise God!” “Praise the Lord!” These are words that come easily off the lips of many of us who are followers of Jesus Christ. They seem as automatic as saying “God bless you,” when someone sneezes, or saying “please” or “thank you.” But what if someone asked “Why do you praise God?” What would you say? Why do we praise Him? Let’s take a look at some of the…

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God Changes People Through Prayer – Christian Article

First of all, then, I urge that petitions (specific requests), prayers, intercessions (prayers for others) and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all people. — 1 Timothy 2:1 (AMP) In Exodus 32, Moses interceded for the children of Israel so that the wrath of God would not destroy them. It’s a stirring example that depicts how sincere prayer can change situations. There are times when I find myself being led to pray for God to be merciful to a person, or…

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Bible Drive-Thru: What’s Faith? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: Hebrews 11:1-12 TO CHEW ON: “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.“ Hebrews 11:1 Think about some of the ways you show faith every day. If you jump from the third step, you have faith that you will land, not on the ceiling or against the wall, but on the floor. If you plug in an iron and turn it on, you don’t touch the bottom, because you…

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The Most Important Question To Ask Ourselves In Hard Times – Christian Article

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. Proverbs 3:5-8 All of us who believe in Jesus will go through hard and challenging times. We live in a fallen world. We suffer ourselves…

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Faithful Reason and Reasonable Faith – Christian Article

Surely you’ve heard this exchange (or been a part of it yourself): Skeptic: The Christian faith doesn’t make sense. It’s just not reasonable. Christian: But that’s the thing. It’s not supposed to be reasonable. You have to take it all on faith! Both the skeptic and the Christian are mistaken. Faith is more than mere intellectual assent, but it’s not less. If a Christian thinks his faith is supposed to be unreasonable, then he doesn’t understand what he’s saying. The…

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Don’t Judge Me! – Godinterest Magazine – Christian Article

If you know me I can be very critical at times. Just recently I had to learn this valuable lesson, criticism given in the wrong way can make us feel anxious and in some cases, worthless. But when it’s given fairly and constructively, with real care and encouragement, not only does it show us where we’re going wrong, it fires us up to want to improve. So when we’re trying to help someone improve, let’s do it with kindness, understanding…

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Go Unsatisfied | Klamath Counseling Services – Christian Article

Matthew 5:12 says  “Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven…” When Jesus gave the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 He essentially told his followers that the life of one who lives for God is characterized by an expectation of receiving satisfaction in the future…not in the present.  It is the life of faith that pleases God, not the life that expects sight now (Hebrews 11:6).   Remember what Jesus said to Thomas after He appeared to…

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Is your faith alive or dead? – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

TODAY’S SPECIAL: James 2:14-19 TO CHEW ON: “In the same way, faith by itself, if not accompanied by action, is dead.” James 2:17Someone wakes you up at night yelling, “Fire!” How will you show you believe the warning? Of course you’ll get out of the house. The sign says, “Beward – shallow Water.” What will prove you believe the sign? If you’re smart, you won’t dive! It’s easy to connect faith and action in the physical world. But there are…

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Sometimes We are the Miracle – A Worshiper’s Journal – Christian Article

Posted on February 1, 2020 by Roy McMillan Leave a Comment When my wife, Linda, received her cancer diagnosis in 2019, we began praying. Our church began praying. Friends and family began praying. We began praying for what anyone in our situation would pray for: a miracle. We prayed that when Linda went for a PET scan to confirm the diagnosis, the doctors would find that there was no cancer, that our prayers and the prayers of others would result…

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The World is Uniting in these Last Days! It’s a Satanic Deception! – End Times Christian Article

Commentary By:  Gordon King The world seeks domination over all the earth!  The Elite of the world are seeking domination over all people, tribes, and nations, this is their end goal my friends, make no mistake about it! If you have eyes to see and ears to hear then you can see what is taking place upon the face of the earth, the strive for world domination.  This isn’t anything new, it began thousands of years ago with the World…

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How Do I Know God Loves Me? – Christian Article

How do we know if God loves us? Do we know he loves us when we have a nice house or a new car? Do we know he loves us when we get a good job or good grades? Do we know he loves us because he gives us children or grandchildren? Or sunny days? What if we don’t have these things? What if things aren’t going well for us? Are we sure that God loves us? If we lose…

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Saved by Faith: At What Point Are We Saved? – Christian Article

Podcast (crosstalk): Play in new window | Download | Embed Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Welcome back to the Radically Christian Bible Study podcast! In the first Bible study of 2020, Wes and Travis discuss a listener’s question about faith, baptism, and salvation. In part, the listener would like to know how to respond to those who believe a person is saved before baptism. Hope you find this conversation helpful and encouraging. If you have a passage or topic…

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NBA legend Kobe Bryant dies in helicopter crash – Godinterest Magazine – Christian Article

As the world tries to process the shocking news of the death of basketball legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter and friends, my spirit dropped and I thought about his wife and how down, numb and discouraged she must be feeling, (l’m not for one minute saying I know what she is going through). One of the most powerful songs I have ever heard by Donald Lawrence, called “Encourage Yourself” came to mind. It’s good to have friends and family around…

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Inside Out – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

Bright morning sun has me squinting hard as I bend down to peer through the open window of a car now coasted to a stop beside my dog, Lucy. “What’s going on?” my neighbor asks. I pause considering an obligatory response then plunge forward in a current of honesty. “Walking in anger and unforgiveness.” He doesn’t miss a beat, “That’s all of us.” Trials are a test – not pass or fail but to improve strength and reveal weakness. I’ve…

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Reflection on 2019 and a Peace that Surpasses Understanding – A Worshiper’s Journal – Christian Article

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Roy McMillan 2 Comments 2019 was an interesting year (to say the least!). It was a year when, for my wife, Linda, and I, a lot of good happened and a year when some really bad stuff happened, as well. On the good side, my spiritual journey, as I walked into ministry, was amazing. I became a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God and am now on staff at Evangel Church, serving as…

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