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On every trip, decisions are made. Along the road of life, we inevitably face intersections and decisions about which way to go. It is at those moments that we must live by faith, asking God for wisdom and believing that He will never lead in the wrong direction. It is our hope that each article on the blog will encourage you to keep enjoying the journey…and look for Jesus along the way.

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Choosing the right way, making decisions, choices, God's will, finding God's will

Making Decisions and Finding Direction

The Right Way: Making Decisions and Finding Direction for Life’s Journey Life is full of decisions. As a young man, I assumed that by a certain age, I would have made all of the big decisions, but I am learning that important choices must be made at every stage of life. There are junctures all…

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Takeoff and Landing

Air travel has become more than a luxury for our mobile society. It has, for many, become a necessity to business and commerce. Like the...
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Hitting the Pause Button

There are moments when we all need to hit the pause button. Life races on and, if we are not intentional and careful, we lose...
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An Important Christmas Message

Jesus came. He came to earth. He came to sinful humanity. He came to a people that would reject Him. He came to seek and...
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NEW SERIES: Why Jesus Came

When people speak about Christ coming to earth, the first time they usually talk about HOW He came. But the great emphasis of Scripture is...
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Bible Guideposts

“I know where I’m going.” Famous last words - just before the embarrassing admission that we have lost our way! Along the journey of life...
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My Besetting Sin

Do you know your besetting sin? Mine is not yours and yours is not mine, but we all have them. You know the one...the thing...
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The Real Issue

It is fitting that at the time of year when we celebrate the birth of Christ there is a renewed discussion on the sacredness and...
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Dear Pastor – An Open Letter to Faithful Shepherds

Dear Pastor, The last two years have been full of challenges that none of us have ever faced and few of us could have imagined....
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Concentrate on Christ this Christmas!

Some seasons are busier than others, but it seems the Christmas season is always full of hurry. Programs and shopping and get togethers and...life! It...
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How to Conquer Fear

Fear is real and it is paralyzing. A world in flux has produced a world filled with fear. Frequently I hear someone quote 2 Timothy...
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Countdown to Christmas

Can you imagine the days leading up to the birth of Christ? No family has ever had thoughts, emotions, and Christmas preparation like that first...
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My First Sermon

Just a few days after my 13th birthday, I preached the first sermon I ever gave behind a pulpit. On that Sunday afternoon, in August,...
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Now on ETJ: “All Spiritual Blessings”

This week, people across our nation will gather with family and friends to celebrate Thanksgiving. Around tables filled with food, many will pause to say...
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New for Children this Christmas!

From time to time I enjoy sharing a recommendation of some helpful resource for families. We are approaching a time of year that is very...
7 Ways to Make the Most of a Church Meeting, church meetings, going to church, why go to church?

7 Ways Listeners Can Make the Most of a Church Meeting

7 Ways Listeners Can Make the Most of a Church Meeting Last week, I posted an article on 7 Ways Leaders Can Make the Most...
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Do We Really See Them?

Life is busy and days are a blur. We rush from place to place - constantly moving past masses of humanity, people everywhere! But, do...
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7 Ways Leaders Can Make the Most of a Church Meeting

Just because we assemble with God's people does not necessarily mean that God's Word is given or that God's glory is priority. Leading a church...
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“One Thing”

We are living in a complex world! Sin complicates everything it touches and only the truth of Christ can return us to simplicity. Today we...