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2 Thessalonians 3:12 New International Version (NIV)

12 Such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to settle down and earn the food they eat.

It is Labor Day weekend. The last three day weekend of the summer. It is the last weekend to camp or boat. It is a bitter sweet holiday with the coming of Autumn.

I am always reminded of this weekend and the diligence of work and giving it a 100%. I find work as being a place where I can use the God given talents the Lord has given me. Bear in mind that 50% of our waking hours are devoted to work.

Let’s look at 5 steps to stick with while you are working:

Step 1. Find your passion. Being passionate at what you do is life is essential. Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work heartily as for the Lord and not for men.”

Step 2. Know your ‘WHY’. Why are you doing what you do? Proverbs 22:29 says, “Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.”

Step 3. Write out a plan. Write out a plan about your work then pray about it. James 1:5 says, “If any of you asks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Step 4. Make is a daily habit. Here is the diligent part of your plan. You have to incorporate it into your daily life. Galatians 6:9 says, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Step 5. Stick with it. Do not let anything or anyone discourage you. Keep the goal in front of you. 1 Timothy 6:12 says, “Fight the good fight for the true faith. Hold tightly to the eternal life to which God has called you, which you have confessed before many witnesses.”

Strength and Courage



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Trip to Israel

March 8-18, 2019

Journey to Jerusalem

Taking the first 50 people.

Mike is the Teaching Pastor.

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Ignoring God’s Voice

2 Chronicles 33:10 New International Version (NIV)

10 The Lord spoke to Manasseh and his people, but they paid no attention.

King Manassah was considered to be evil in the Lord’s sight. He practiced pagan worship, built shrines, set up Asherah poles, and bowed to the powers of darkness in this world.

In my mind how could a son of a king by the name of Hezekiah turn his heart from God when his father was recorded as being a king who served God whole heartedly. What went wrong from one generation to the next?

There had to be some failure in the up bringin of Manassah. It says in the Bible that he became king when he was 12 years old. His father, King Hezekiah, died, so where did his up bringing come from? Who dropped the ball for him to be so skewed in his thinking?

In Jeremiah 17:9 is says, “The heart is more deceitful than all else and is desperately sick; who can understand it?” I think this is the answer to why King Manassah failed in his leadership.

It can happen to you and me, as well. If you do not have a consistent devotional and prayer life, you will soon spiral into having a deceitful heart that is desperately sick. That is when I go back to the foot of the cross and cast down my pride and sin before Jesus. I ask for forgiveness with a whole hearted plea. 

Maybe you are there today? Maybe you are ignoring God’s voice? Choose that, today, you will call on Jesus name and restore your salvation in Christ.

Strength and Courage



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