Category Archives: Grace

What rules your heart?

Many of us look over the fence every day at someone else and wish we were more like them because we think they’ve found life. No matter who you are, no matter where you are, and no matter your gender … Continue reading

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Building a Home and a Marriage

When seeking to begin or rebuild a marriage God must be the starting point. God has to be the foundation of a home and a person’s thinking; then you can address marital issues. Eph. 2:20-22 says, “built on the foundation … Continue reading

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Finding Contentment

Phil. 4:11-12 says, “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. 12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, … Continue reading

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How to humbly and skillfully lead your husband … from behind

By: Rick Thomas   Sarah and Scott have a difficult marriage. They have been one flesh for eleven years. What began with all the hope in the world has slowly degenerated to a daily struggle. Though they both attend their … Continue reading

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How to Help an Angry Person

By:  Rick Thomas   We Don’t Do Well Being God The angry man is a sad man. The angry man is a reckless man. Did you know the angry man is a scared man too? Anger is most often born out … Continue reading

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You hurt me. I don’t love you anymore.

By:  Rick Thomas Do you see anything wrong with my title? It’s not hard to figure out, right? Here are a few biblical speculations you can make about a person who says such things. They don’t know the Gospel. (Maybe … Continue reading

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Investing in the Kingdom of God

I preached this message on April 28, 2013. Matt. 6:19-24.  –  31min. Summary of the sermon:  We all live for a treasure, that treasure controls your heart and your behavior. Money and materialism can blind us spiritually.  Stats on the … Continue reading

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