Category Archives: Love for God

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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I need God more

“I need God more” by Doug Graham 1. I need God more than I need a lot of money in my bank account. 2. I need God more than I need things to go my way. 3. I need God … 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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Mind and Emotions

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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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Why Am I Getting My Certification in Biblical Counseling?

The Lord has led me to get my Certification in Biblical Counseling.  As you know I have been a pastor for many years and I’ve received training in the Bible, Theology, Greek, Christian Education, Preaching, Pastoral Ministry, Creationism, Apologetics, and … Continue reading

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The Fear of Man vs. the Fear of God

By:  Douglas Graham Matthew 12:14-15 says, “But the Pharisees went out and conspired against him, how to destroy him.  Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there.  And many followed him, and he healed them all.” Jesus didn’t have the fear … Continue reading

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