Category: Growing Spiritually

Three greatest words by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Three greatest words – in the Bible are for you

There are several very powerful and moving words that can be spoken and received like; I love you, thank you, I’m sorry, etc. Each of these short phrases can have a profound impact in a persons life, but the three greatest words you can ever hear are – YOU ARE FORGIVEN! In Luke 7:36-50 there is a story about a woman who came to where Jesus was dining with an important city leader. The woman entered into the house where they were and began washing Jesus feet with her hair and the tears that were rolling down her cheeks. She...

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Star of Bethlehem – what star are you following?

One of the coolest stories about Christmas is that of the wise men and how they followed the “Star of Bethlehem” to find Jesus – the king of the Jews. We find the story in Matthew 2:1-11- They Followed the Star of Bethlehem “Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the reign of King Herod. About that time some wise men from eastern lands arrived in Jerusalem, asking, 2“Where is the newborn king of the Jews? We saw his star as it rose, and we have come to worship him.”3King Herod was deeply disturbed when he heard this, as...

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how to have your best christmas ever by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

How to have your best Christmas ever – 10 tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year —- or is it? Is Christmas a time of great joy for you? Or is it a time of great stress? Maybe you’re like “Scrooge” with a “Bah humbug” attitude? Or maybe it’s just a difficult time for you. How to have your best Christmas ever – in 10 tips Christmas time should be filled with wonderful memories, sights, sounds, and smells. Christmas should be a time of great joy! However, for some the busyness, the stress, or maybe difficult memories or circumstance can make Christmas time anything but joyful. In this...

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How to make right decisions by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

How to make right decisions – 4 steps for better decisions

Knowing how to make right decisions is important for every person.  How to Make Right Decisions Where you are in life today is a product of the decisions you’ve made.  Where you will be tomorrow will be determined by the decisions you make today.  Not only do your decision impact your life they impact those around you.  As a parent your decisions impact your children and family.  As a leader your decisions impact those you lead. The better decisions you make the better the outcomes.  The question we need to answer is, how to make right decisions?  The following are...

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Does Grace Cover Sin? Understanding what God’s grace is…

  Does grace cover sin?  The grace of God has great power, but to the surprise of many and contrary to many teachings the power of God’s grace does NOT cover sin. Therefore, it is important for us to know what God’s grace is and what it is not. Grace Is Not Mercy- Many confuse grace with mercy. They often use the words grace and mercy as if they are interchangeable. Indeed both words are found together in several passages of scripture but, they are not the same. I hear people say things like, “God’s grace will cover them” or...

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Thankfulness – 3 keys that unlock the power of gratitude

Thanksgiving- In the United States we set aside one special day to give thanks to God for His blessings, protection, and favor. In fact that’s exactly what  President George Washington said in 1789 as he proclaimed Thursday, November 26th of that same year to be such a day.  He wrote, “…Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; …” Praise God for a president that recognized the providence of God at work in our nation....

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if god says no by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

If God Says No… 3 ways to respond when He says no

If God says no and He will, what do you do?  God won’t always tell you no, but when He does how you respond is extremely important.  God wants the best for you.   He wants to say yes – He is a “Yes God”. If God Says No – what do you do? When our kids were growing up they would always go to their Mom when they wanted something. Why? Because they thought mom would say YES! They would avoid coming to me because they thought I would say NO. Often my wife would tell them you’re going to...

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Understaning the times - there is hope by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

There is hope – 3 keys to understanding the times we live

There is hope for today. There is hope for you. There is hope in the world even though it seems to be in a downward spiral. Economically things are shaky. We seem to be moving toward a major financial collapse, countries are going bankrupt and financial markets are unstable. Wars, terrorism, poverty, and civil unrest continues to escalate around the globe. Politically many countries are in great turmoil. Our country seems to have lost all political sanity and our moral compass is spinning out of control. There is no question we live in some very disturbing times. Even though things...

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promises of god by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Possess the Promises of God – 4 simple keys

Discover 4 keys to possess the promises of God!  It’s time for you to possess the promises of God for your life! If you need a financial breakthrough God has a promises for you. If you are needing direction or wisdom for a decision in your life there is a promise for you. If you need healing God has a promise for you. What ever it is you need God has it covered. All of the promises of God are “yes and amen”.  (1 Corinthians 1:20) 4 Keys to Possessing the Promises of God God is not trying to keep...

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waiting on god by Pastor Bruce Edwards 0

Waiting for God – 4 powerful things that will happen to you

Waiting for God… waiting – waiting – waiting? I don’t know about you, but waiting is not my strong point. Waiting in line at the store, waiting for a table at a restaurant, waiting in traffic, waiting at the dentist office, waiting for the red light to change, waiting while put on hold, waiting … To be honest I need a lot of work in the waiting department, but God has a divine purpose in waiting! Waiting for God is worth the wait if we understand the purpose. Waiting is a challenge for most of us. Why? It’s because waiting...

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