Ultimate Accountability

Ultimate Accountability

Who are you ultimately accountable to? The great statesman Daniel Webster once said – “The most important thought that ever entered my mind is my personal accountability to Almighty God!” Defined – The word “accountability” means to be held responsible for one’s actions. Consider all that we are accountable for: Every second, word, penny, deed, keystroke and thought. Or what about all those that we are accountable to: Spouse, parents, family, friends, boss, government, other authorities, and the list goes…

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Cultivating Love

Cultivating Love

  There is an inherent desire that exists within mankind to experience love. We want to be loved, and at the same time, we want to express love. Sincere love, that which is honest and pure, is a cultivated love. The word cultivate is defined as: applying oneself to improving or developing. Mark 12:30 reminds us “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” INTENTIONALITY is key to this…

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Facing Problems

Facing Problems

oc-audio-20170130 Are you facing a problem – What are you going to do with that problem? I can remember my mother saying “You’ve got problems; I’ve got problems; all God’s children have got problems. The vital question is how are you going to deal with those problems?” Life’s problems are not going to stop until we draw our last breath. Scripture reminds us in Psalm 34:19 “The righteous person faces many troubles, but the LORD comes to the rescue each…

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Prevailing Peace

Prevailing Peace

oc-audio-20170125 What would it look like for PEACE to prevail in your life? Jesus, the son of God, reminds us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you… Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” Three things stand out in this passage – Peace/Trouble/Fear. I once read – “Worry does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLE; it takes away today’s PEACE!” We need to understand that Peace doesn’t mean that negative…

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Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed

Have you ever considered how much time you spend getting dressed on a daily basis? We live in a day and age where our society is bent towards self-awareness. We approach the day looking for ways to make ourselves look good. Are we giving the same attention to the inner being? Colossians 3:12 reminds us to “clothe ourselves with compassion…” Could it be that the greatest impression that we will leave with someone isn’t going to come through the clothes…

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