Category Archives: Idols

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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Idols of the Heart

It’s idolatry when we desire something more than God. Even a good thing can become a “god” thing. We are asking idols to do for us what only God can do. We crave things like comfort, control, glory, power, self-gratification, … Continue reading

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Is it wrong for Christians to do yoga?

By Pastor Doug Graham If you’re a strong Christian and you only do the exercise part of yoga I suspect it would be ok but my question is, why would you want to do yoga when it’s based upon, “a school of Hindu philosophy advocating and prescribing a course of … Continue reading

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Experiencing God in our Troubles

One of the problems of living in a fallen world is that we tend to focus more on our troubles than on Christ.  Our problems become bigger than God.  We place too much faith in things or people and not … 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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The Battle in Your Heart

“What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you?  Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you?”  James 4:1.  ESV. Your anger isn’t because of people and things around you.  It’s because of the selfish desires … Continue reading

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