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Why Did God Give Adam and Eve a choice in the First Place?

As a Christian, I’ve grown up hearing about the necessity of spiritual growth and going through the process, but there’s been times that I’ve wished God worked a bit more ‘magical’ than this. If we’re all honest with ourselves, we all want to either avoid the process, or want God …

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How to Be Selfless in Your Suffering

The suffering of this present time cannot be compared to the glory that will be revealed in us. Many of us have read this scripture and gave a spiritual nod of agreement yet fail to apply its principle when faced with tribulation. The carnal or fleshly mind struggles to foresee …

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The Importance of Being a Good Steward of Our God-Given Gifts

Obtain mastery over what you have instead of obsessing over what you lack. Often our ability can’t maintain the responsibility of the desires our hearts contain. Matthew chapter 25:14-30 teaches us a valuable lesson about being good stewards over what the Lord has entrusted us with. In the parable, there …

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What Black Panther Can Teach the Church About Community Outreach

In today’s world, social awareness has been a central topic of discussion among African-American millenials. Racial injustice, inequality, and identity have all been subjects at the forefront of the conscious community. The recent debut of the Black Panther movie has inspired a plethora of dialogue about the issues within this …

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Is Life Truly Sacred and Does It Matter?

One of the starkest contrasts between human life and every other life form is the sacredness of human life—meaning how it’s set apart from everything else in honor and value. As a believer, I believe that it is only through Christ and the word of God that sacredness has the right context, …

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Are You Allowing God to Fully Transform Your Heart?

The heart of the matter is truly the matter of the heart. Matter is what something is made of. Prior to salvation our hearts are deceitful above all things and desperately wicked as Jeremiah 17:9 states. Heart in Greek is transliterated as kardia meaning: inner life, mind, will, intention, and character. …

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The Difference Between Heavenly and Demonic Wisdom

The importance of wisdom cannot be stated enough. It’s actually one of my favorite qualities in life. Proverbs says “Wisdom cries out in the marketplace.” But there are two forms of wisdom that exist that aren’t discovered as easily by human perception. The difference between the two are found in the intent and character …

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Pastorship and the Three Homes that Must be Maintained

As a pastor I’ve learned many valuable lessons in regard to time management, prioritizing, and attentiveness. Young Pastors often tend to focus so heavily on the upkeep of the church that they slack on two other important concerns. There are three homes that the Pastor must get in order and …

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Beware of Using Your Personality to Disobey God

If you’ve ever seen an acronym, like, ENFP for example, you’re familiar with the famous Myers & Briggs personality types that were developed by Katherine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs-Myers. The discovery and formulation of the sixteen types of personalities have revolutionized how we see ourselves, as well as …

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Pastor Who Suddenly Passes Away Leaves a Powerful Last Sermon

I’m in tears from sorrow and praise at the same time as I’m writing this article. Pastor Stephen Darby of Destined Ministries in Louisville, Kentucky, suddenly passed away and was laid to rest December 2017. I just finished watching his last sermon entitled, “You Are Still The Healer” (shown below). …

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