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Posted on June 15, 2018 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Building Up the Walls of Your Soul

By Skip Heitzig

Last week we talked about building the right foundation. This week I want to talk about building up walls that protect the inner you the Bible so often refers to as your soul. How can you find victory in the war for your soul?

Using Nehemiah as our example, there are three things believers need to do: ask the right questions, have the right reaction, and take the right actions.

1. A...

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Posted on June 8, 2018 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Build a Secure Foundation

By Skip Heitzig

One of the most famous landmarks in the world is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, but it's famous for one reason only: it's leaning. That's because it was built on marshy ground--weak foundations. My dad was a builder, and he would tell you that a building is only as good as the foundation it's built on. The same goes for your spiritual life.

Read Jesus' words in

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Posted on June 1, 2018 at 12:40 PM Comments comments (0)

A Balanced Love

By Skip Heitzig

Did you know that if your love has no boundaries, it's dangerous? True love requires a love for the truth. As the apostle Paul said, love "does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth" (1 Corinthians 13:6). If we don't take a...

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Posted on May 25, 2018 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Jesus Loves Terrorists?

By Skip Heitzig

Terrorists have inflicted more damage on the people of this planet than just about anything else. So the thought that Jesus loves terrorists is enough to throw people for a loop. But did you know the Bible records the story of a terrorist Jesus loved?

Saul of Tarsus--a man who terrorized the Christian church in the name of religion--has one of the most monumental conversion stories in all of history, showing ...

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Posted on May 18, 2018 at 12:20 PM Comments comments (0)

How to Love an Atheist

By Skip Heitzig

No one is born an atheist or agnostic. Both are belief systems a person chooses to believe in, and both require a certain amount of faith, just like Christianity.

John 18 shows us a picture of a politician named Pontius ...

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Posted on May 11, 2018 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Dealing with Sexual Sin

By Skip Heitzig

Homosexuality is one of the top issues facing the church today, yet you don't hear many sermons preached about it. Frankly, it's a difficult subject. In the Gospels, you won't read about Jesus encountering a homosexual, but you do find Him dealing with a woman who was involved in the sexual sin of adultery. If you're not familiar with the story, read

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Posted on May 4, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Loving the Way Jesus Loves

By Skip Heitzig

As human beings, we all crave love and will do almost anything to give and receive unconditional love. But no one loved better than Jesus. Let's look at the four foundational truths of His love.

1. Simply put, Jesus loves people. In His encounter with the rich young man in Mark 10, we read that "Jesus, looking at him, loved him" (v. 21)--even though this man was materialistic, self-righteous, and ended up ...

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Posted on April 27, 2018 at 9:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Waiting on God

By Skip Heitzig

It took a long time, but God finally fulfilled His promise to Abraham and Sarah with the birth of Isaac. Isaac's name means laughter, which is a crack-up because God took two people who under any circumstance would not have been able to have a child, and they had a child--the retirement home got turned into a maternity ward, so to speak.

"The Lord visited Sarah as He had said, and the Lord did for Sarah as He had spok...

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Posted on April 20, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

How to Be a Friend of God

By Skip Heitzig

Did you know Abram was called the friend of God (see 2 Chronicles 20:7; Isaiah 41:8; James 2:23)? Why was this?

Soon after God changed Abram's name to Abraham, we readan unusual story in Genesis 18 about three visitors who unexpectedly came to Abraham, one of whom was the Lord in some human form. From this story, let's look at the four attributes it takes to be a friend of God.

1. It takes s...

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Posted on April 16, 2018 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (0)

How's Your Faith?

By Skip Heitzig

Abraham is known as the father of our faith. But did you know that he didn't start out with great faith?

Abraham's story really begins in Genesis 11, where we read that a man named Terah from Ur of the Chaldeans had three sons: Abram (who we know as Abraham), Nahor, and Haran. Terah, the text tells us, took his family and "went out with them from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to the land of Canaan; and they came to Har...

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