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VIDEO: 4 Reasons We are Better Together

You were not created to go through life alone. We all need other people. Watch this video devotion from Pastor Jerry, as he walks through 4 reasons we are better together, especially during this COVID-19 crisis. 4 Reasons Why We Are Better Togerher VID ...

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VIDEO: Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen?

Over the past few weeks, many of you have probably asked, "why is this happening?" If God is in control, why does he allow bad things to happen? Why do we experience natural disasters or see evil things happen? The answers to these questions are found in scripture, and the good news is that there is hope. Enjoy this video devotion from Pastor Jerry, and we look forward ...

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The Growth Choice

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We grow when we commit to grow. When we choose to grow. Growth is a choice. Spiritual growth is not automatic. People can grow older without growing up.We must choose to do the habits. We must choose to make the effort. We make a choice. Now let me ask a very personal question. A year from today how different do you intend to be? Do you intend to be stronger or still stu...

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5 Truths For Christians Going Through Grief

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Before we get into this blog, I wanted to point out that Christians go through times of grief, just like everybody else on this planet. Just because we have the hope of Jesus, doesn't mean we aren't allowed to grieve. Grief is actually a healthy response when something painful happens. But, because of Jesus, we grieve differently. Because of Jesus, we have hope for the fu...

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Let's Stop Pretending

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Matthew 5:3, Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. This means nobody gets into heaven pridefully. It's all by grace. What does it mean to be poor in spirit? He's not talking about physical poverty. He's not talking about physical poverty. He's talking about spiritual poverty... recognizing my sinfulness, recognizing my helplessness, recog...

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Expecting God to Move

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We grow when we expect to grow. We see God move when we expect him to move. I call this the faith factor. Jesus said inMatthew 9:29 (NIV) According to your faith it will be done to you. Do you realize that God blesses our life according to our faith? The question I ask, if you haven't thought about it until now is what are you going to expect to happen in your life, bec...

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Together We Grow

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We cannot growtospiritualmaturitybyourselves. Wecannotgrowto be thepersonGodwantsustobebyourselves. Weneedeachother. Like we say here at Seminole Church, we are better together.Godwiredus in such a way thatnobodygrowstomaturitybythemselves. If wegrowbyourselves, we'regoingto be alonely,stunted,personspirituallythat will bewimpyandweakandnotmature. Themoreweinvolveotherpeo...

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Developing Good Spiritual Habits

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We grow when we developgoodspiritual habits. I cannot over estimate the importance of us building good habits in our lives. If we build good habits in our life, we're going to have good character. Our habits determine what we are and what we are determines where we go in life. Our character is the sum total of our habits. We can't say for instance, "I'm a kind person. I h...

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Staying in the Word Grows You

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Most of the problems in our lives come from spiritual immaturity. When we're not spiritually mature, we make unwise decisions. We build our decisions based on how we feel, which is a terrible basis for making decisions.Mature people make decisions based on truth, not based on feelings. The Bible tells us that growth is God's will for our life. It is possible to grow old a...

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4 Things God Does for the Humble

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Humility is not thinking less of ourselves; it's thinking of ourselves less. Humility is we're so busy focused on God and helping other people, we don't even think about ourselves. If I go into a party and I walk in and I start thinking, "How do I look to everybody?" Who am I focused on? Me. That's pride. When I walk into a party and I go in here and go, "Who needs encoura...

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Less Stress: Living for the Approval of ONE

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A huge cause of stress in many people's livesiswhenwetrytopleaseeverybody, and, of course,wecan'tdo it.Because, themomentwe getonegrouppleased, theothergroupgetsmadat us. Wecannotpleaseeverybody.Godcannotpleaseeverybody.Twopeople are praying,"God make itrain,"the other says,"Goddon'tmake itrain."EvenGodcan'tpleaseev erybody.Ilearneda long time ago that, as apastor, I'malw...

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Why Is This Happening to Me?

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2 Corinthians 4:16-18"That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won't last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! So we don't look at the troubles we can see now; rather, we fix our gaze on things that cannot be seen. For th...

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