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September 2019

Fulfillment is Waiting...For the Faithful

On August 29th, 2013, about two dozen social workers, police officers, and special agents showed up on the doorstep of a home in Frankfurt, Germany, prepared to use force, if necessary, to take four children away from their law-breaking parents. They tried to get these parents to willingly surrender their children for their crimes against them. But when the parents didn’t surrender, they forced their way into the home of Dirk and Petra Wunderlich and took their four children away from...

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Fulfillment is Waiting...For the Humble

This is Mark Zuckerberg. As you may know, he is a co-founder and the chairman and CEO of the world’s most popular social media platform. In 2004, Zuckerberg launched Facebook from his Harvard dorm room. He was only 20 years old at the time, and let’s just say he was onto something. 15 year later, Facebook has 1.5 billion daily users and another billion people are on Facebook at least monthly – yes, 2.5 billion people use Facebook every month, that’s more than a third of...

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The Few - The Victorious

In my previous church, I taught the 8th Grade Catechism class. During the first class of each school year, I would give them a pop quiz. It was ten questions, and the last question was, “If you could ask God anything and know that he would give you the answer, what would it be?” Some questions came up consistently from year to year - “What was it like before creation?” “Can I see a video clip of the day you divided the Red Sea?” “Why did you make the...

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Dream Big - God Is in This Place

Paul McCartney is one of the most famous musicians in the world. He was one of the members of the Beatles. But in 1965, just five years after the band had been formed, Paul McCartney was a little afraid that the band had already reached their peak. And it was then that, one night, he had a dream. In his dream, he was composing the melody for a new song. When he woke up, he remembered the notes he had composed in his dream and wrote them down before he would forget them. The notes felt so...

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Free to Trust

Abraham was 75 years old. He and his wife Sarah were living in a place called Harran with his father’s family. They were established in Harran. They had land, possessions, people – family, servants, shepherds, and herdsmen – all who depended on them. We also know Abraham and Sarah didn’t have any children. It’s not that they didn’t want children; Sarah wasn’t able to conceive and now she was 65 years old. One day the Lord said to Abraham,...

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