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    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Taking Instruction”

    Posted on September 24, 2018

    There is something in all of us that makes us resist taking instruction. It’s called pride and the Bible warns us about falling into the trap.

    Proverbs 15:32 (ESV) — 32 Whoever ignores instruction despises himself, but he who listens to reproof gains intelligence.

    Proverbs 13:18 (ESV) — 18 Poverty and disgrace come to him […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “I’ll Just Take My Ball And Go Home”

    Posted on September 18, 2018

    Have you noticed how this passive aggressive action seems to be most prevalent today? People seem ready to walk out on marriages, contracts, and vows at the drop of a hat. And what is behind their actions of leaving? More often than not is a desire to hurt the people or organization for not doing […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Did Jesus really mean it?”

    Posted on September 10, 2018

    Jesus seemed very serious about being “all in” when it comes to following Him or serving Him. Take a look at the following and see what you think:

    Luke 9:23 (ESV) — 23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Participating In Holy Combat”

    Posted on September 3, 2018

    We sometimes balk at the phrase, “prayer warrior,” because we have lost sight of what happens when we pray so when we hear that phrase we think the person thinks they are at war with God in prayer. And if you hear the way some people pray or talk about prayer it seems like they […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Almost Won’t Cut It”

    Posted on August 27, 2018

    It was a feeling of frustration for a four-year-old boy, who every time he visited his grandmother, longed to be in the school playground behind her house. The playground seemed within easy reach. However, a six-foot chain link fence appeared to be the monster for a four-year-old that kept him from his heart’s desire. One […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “The Battle with Self Sabotage”

    Posted on August 20, 2018

    There could be a variety of reasons behind a person missing the mark, seeming to sabotage what they are doing or the direction they are going. Sometimes a person is trying to live up to expectations to which they have not really been called. Others advanced way beyond their level of faith and the future […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Laboring To Rest”

    Posted on August 13, 2018

    Have you ever had one of those nights when you thought you were tired but couldn’t get to sleep because your mind was really active? Or you woke up in the middle of the night but couldn’t get back to sleep because you thought of one thing after another? Although the application is entirely different, […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “The Rebekah Principle”

    Posted on August 6, 2018

    What is some great advice for those entering the workforce, taking on a new job, or going off to college? How about the “Rebekah Principle.”

    Genesis 24:10–20 (ESV) — 10 Then the servant took ten of his master’s camels and departed, taking all sorts of choice gifts from his master; and he arose and went […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Where are those who are like Barnabas?”

    Posted on July 30, 2018

    As I sat at lunch with a friend the other day, he made and interesting observation and said, “where are the Barnabases today?” The thought of that really triggered my mind to think of how nice it would be to have someone come along beside me in ministry who was like Barnabas. Not just me, […]


    The Weekly PowerBreak – “Worship 101”

    Posted on July 23, 2018

    Corporate worship seems to be downplayed in our current society. By corporate worship I mean the value of being part of the church body worshipping together as one body, rather than people worshipping as individuals in a meeting place with other individuals. It seems corporate worship has been devalued to the place where singing seems […]