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Stress is God’s Creation Perverted

Stress is merely a result of an inaccurate perception that has the ultimate consequence:  death.  Stress is the manifestation of fear and leads to sickness and disease.  According to the American Medical Association, 75% to 90% of all sickness and disease is linked to stress (Cohen et al., 2007).  75-90% of all visits to primary care physicians is because of […]

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God’s recreation of perfect provision

The Garden of Eden was God’s original design for perfect provision in preparation for the creation of Adam and Eve. Being Eden was lost because Adam fell and sin entered the world, how did God insert His perfect provision for us today in a fallen world? Through His Rest. Despite man falling into sin, in His perfect love God recreated […]

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Praying In Tongues Heals Your Body

You can always tell the power of a doctrine by the degree of controversy it creates, or how much it is attacked.  In my opinion, the two doctrines that are attacked the most in the church today are grace and speaking in tongues.  These are the two most powerful and freeing gifts that have been given to us as believers.  […]

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How We Know Jesus Died of a Broken Heart

WOne of the greatest verses that gives us physiological, medical insight into the death of Jesus is John 19:34: “But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.” When you think about someone being stabbed, one would expect to only see blood come out similar to a deep cut, just […]

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Bible says to be “dumb-like”?

Does the Bible really tell us to be “dumb-like”?  Well, it looks as though it does in Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you, you need to only be still” (NIV). At first you may think nothing out of the ordinary concerning this verse.  It simply shows that God desires to fight for you, provide for you, and to […]

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When Trouble Comes….

Just because you are in God’s rest and fulfilling His purpose for your life, doesn’t mean that trouble will not find you.  I am saying this to you because sometimes, especially for me, trouble can have a tendency to suck the feeling of intimacy or the state of peace we have when we are in God’s rest out of us […]

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God’s Rest part 2

If you recall in Mathew, Mark or Luke, Jesus was sleeping in a boat when a furious storm came upon Jesus and the disciples, and water was literally filling the boat (Luke 8:23).  Despite the dangerous situation they were in, they had to wake Jesus from His sleep and the disciples asked Jesus “Master, carest thou not that we parish”?  […]

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God’s Rest part 1

I have been studying Hebrews chapter 4 for a few weeks now.  God’s rest has been particularly interesting to me for a few reasons.  First of all you don’t hear much about it.  When was the last time you heard a sermon on God’s rest?  Secondly, its just the principle of God’s rest; you have to enter it.  To me, […]