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Repent of your respectable sins
February 27th, 2024
Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:8) A couple of weeks ago, I saw a headline that elicited a loud “YES!” from...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Pray this when you are anxious
February 20th, 2024
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Pray and never give up
February 13th, 2024
Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. A...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Joe Barone - Proverbs & Politicians
February 6th, 2024
Recently, I’ve been doing a devotional, reading and re-reading the Book of Proverbs, covering 31 Proverbs in 31 days. Dealing with the subject of wisdom, Proverbs was written by King Solomon of Israel...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Donna Marks
January 30th, 2024
Today’s post is written by Donna Marks with Eric Stillman.“I thank my God every time I remember you…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until t...  Read More
by Donna Marks
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My eye is not on the fog but on my God
January 23rd, 2024
“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)Three Sundays ago, I shared an i...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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One thing you lack...
January 16th, 2024
Jesus looked at him and loved him. “One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” (Mark 10:21)As I type...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Give us today our daily bread
January 9th, 2024
Today's blog post is adapted from the June 14th, 2022 post.After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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We don't know what to do, but our eyes are on You
January 2nd, 2024
 “We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.” (2 Chronicles 20:12)In 2 Chronicles 20, we read a story of an army from Edom that was attacking Judah, the southern kingdom of Israel, and its ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Joe Barone
December 26th, 2023
Today’s Pulse article is written by Joe Barone, and is entitled “A Desire to be Made Whole.”Magdala, Israel is located 3 miles north of Tiberias and was a major 1st century port on the shore of the Se...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Being the family of God this Christmas
December 19th, 2023
“While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, his mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to him. Someone told him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to you.’...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The whole earth is full of His glory
December 12th, 2023
“Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it” (Genesis 28:16)            When I was in high school, I was part of a show choir called Choral Spectrum. Every December, on the day before...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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The importance of spiritual disciplines
December 5th, 2023
1 Samuel 3:4-5 - The lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the LORD, where the ark of God was. Then the LORD called Samuel. Samuel answered, “Here I am.”The Old ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Do not put out the Spirit's fire
November 28th, 2023
Do not put out the Spirit's fire; do not treat prophecies with contempt. Test everything. Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:19-22)This past Sunday, I finished up a serm...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Thank you, Lord
November 21st, 2023
“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)In Luke 17, as Jesus is entering a village, he is greet...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Are you confused? Or just disobedient?
November 14th, 2023
“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters-- yes, even his own life-- he cannot be my disciple. And anyone who does not carry his ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Dawn Levene
November 7th, 2023
“Behold, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in what I will create, for I will create Jerus...  Read More
by Dawn Levene
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Choose to trust
October 31st, 2023
“But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.” (Psalm 13:5)Three weeks ago in this space, in light of the atrocities in...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Ask boldly
October 24th, 2023
Two weeks ago in this space, in light of the atrocities in the Middle East, I began a four-part series on lament, a type of prayer God gives us to process our grief. In his book Dark Clouds, Deep Merc...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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You can be honest with God
October 17th, 2023
In last week’s Pulse, in light of the atrocities in the Middle East, I began a four-part series on lament, a type of prayer God gives us to process our grief. In his book Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy, Mark...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Turn to God in your sorrow
October 10th, 2023
Over the weekend, Palestinian militant groups led by Hamas launched an invasion against Israel. We mourn for yet another senseless war, for lives lost and survivors who will never be the same, and we ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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Guest blogger: Lynne Pleau
October 3rd, 2023
“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13, NKJV)If you are a fan of the television reality show Survivor, you know every player’s ultimate goal—the one that shapes just...  Read More
by Lynne Pleau
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Signs of life and growth
September 26th, 2023
Where there are no oxen, the manger is clean, but abundant crops come by the strength of the ox. (Proverbs 14:4)A couple of Sundays ago, my worship time was interrupted by the sound of a child loudly ...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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How do you know you're saved?
September 19th, 2023
Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you-- unless, of course, you fail the test? (2 Corinthians 13:5)How do you know that...  Read More
by Eric Stillman
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