Stepping Stones

Searching for Solid Footing in a Stormy World.

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Mad at Jesus

Why are they mad at me? Have you ever tried to help someone that didn't appreciate your kindness? Doing good isn't always welcome.  I remember one time I opened the door for someone going into a grocery. They just looked at me and said, "Do I look like I need help?"...

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3 Tips to Resist Temptation

The Devil Made Me Do It. This was a line used by Geraldine, a personality invented by 70s comedian, Flip Wilson. Many people feel like when the devil tempts us to do wrong, we are compelled to give in. The devil makes us do it. But the temptation of Jesus helps us...

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Don’t Be Afraid!

Are you afraid? Let's be honest... there is much to fear during our coronavirus crisis. You might be afraid of catching the coronavirus. Or maybe you're afraid someone you love may catch it. You might be afraid of what the financial fallout is going to be. Stocks are...

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Don’t Lose Jesus

Have you lost Jesus? When Jesus was 12 years old, his parents lost Him. It was a busy time of the year and they were in a big city and I'm sure they thought He was with somebody else... but they lost Jesus. Here's the story. "And when he was twelve years old, they...

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Growing Up God’s Way

What was Jesus like when He was a boy? The Bible is silent about Jesus from the age of about 2 through 30. For 28 years, we have only one glimpse what He did and what happened to Him. In spite of some traditions, He did not perform any miracles as a boy because the...

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Meeting Baby Jesus

If we were to rewrite the Christmas story, we would surely write a longer version than is found in the Bible. And if we were to write a biography of Jesus, we would include more than just a couple of stories of His childhood. Yet, Luke, the great historian, only...

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The Birth of Jesus Isn’t Just For Christmas

The birth of Jesus isn't just a Christmas story.   "It is by far the most amazing miracle in the whole Bible." This is the summation of theologian, Wayne Grudem in his monumental book, Systematic Theology. “It is by far the most amazing miracle in the whole Bible –...

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Four Lessons from Two Babies

In Luke 1, we have the story of two special babies - one from womb of an old woman, the other from a young virgin teenager celebrating her upcoming marriage. This is the God we serve - a God who chooses His time to bless His people in ways we never could expect. The...

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The Power of Obscurity

Prayer. Presence. Power. This is the theme for a conference that I'm attending - Prayer, Presence, Power. The order of this theme is important. Most people want power first. But first there must be prayer. As we pray, we enter the presence of God. With the presence of...

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