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Slow Starts

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We all have aspirations. For some of us still, that includes baptism. However, as you come up out of the water, while God may see you spiritually as a new creature, you are still very physically you. Your neural pathways are still the same as they were when you went under the water. It is […]

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Count down to the 2016 retreat.

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We are just over a week away from the Infuse 2016 Summer Retreat in Clearwater Florida.  The theme this year is Accountable. We need to hold ourselves accountable in every aspect of our lives: God, ourselves, family, friends, coworker, strangers, and so on. Our verse to go with the theme this year is 1 Timothy […]

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Grow by Volunteering

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We read in Matthew 25:31-46 that helping others is essential to living a Christian life. Jesus said those who do not care for the downtrodden could face expulsion from His kingdom. The types of people He expects us to care for include the poor, destitute, sick, strangers, and prisoners. Many people shy away from these […]

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Infuse Summer Retreat 2016

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This year’s Infuse Summer Retreat will be held in Clearwater, FL the last weekend of July! The theme is ‘Accountable’: We are held accountable by God and Christ, by our spouses and each other whom we walk this path with, by our colleagues and peers that we interact with every day, and by the community […]

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The Foundation of Creation

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As a boy, I read my brother’s Boy Scout book. I was fascinated by the book—the idea of cooking on an open fire, identifying trees, identifying edible plants, reading the night sky, tracking animals, and just being in the wonderful world of God’s creation. The Bible tells us, “For the invisible things of him from […]

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Synergy and the Kingdom

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One of the foundational principles in the Bible is the fact that God is trying to bring about unity between Himself and humanity. Evidence for this in Scripture can be found in John 17:11-22. Here we read God not only wants to be one with those who believe in Him, but even with those who […]

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The Foundation for Salvation

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Most people in Christendom are interested in their salvation, which they think is “going to heaven.” Millions think the foundation of their salvation includes going to church every Sunday morning and observing Christmas as Jesus’ birthday and Easter as His resurrection. Those of us in the Church of God know that these practices are not […]

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SPIRITUAL POWER

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What is spiritual power? Is it some kind of fable? Can humans have spiritual power? If they can, how? There must be something to it, as Ephesians 1:19 says that the greatest of God’s power is given toward those that believe. Is that it? You just believe and you’ll receive those powers? What are we […]

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Apples of Gold

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“Happiness is like a rare species of butterfly—seldom caught and sure to die in captivity. But if you are very, very still, it may alight near you, where you can revel in the golden lustre of its wings, the subtle poise of its body, the matchless grace of its flight.”—Doctor Herbert Shelton   Do you […]

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God’s Plan: A Plan For Success

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If you fail to plan, plan to fail. Having a plan in life is an integral aspect to achieve success. All the great military leaders of our past and present have planned their actions right down to each individual rifleman. A solid plan for the future is a good way for us as Christians to […]

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