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Sharing the Gospel

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How should you share the Good News, you ask?
Be vulnerable; let them know you’re no better than them.
But most important of all, stay human: consider their pain; 
in fact, share it; carry it as if it were your own.
Stay human, a human being with a difference —
a hope that is more true and more real
than the world’s construct of happiness.

 
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Posted by on December 23, 2014 in EXPRESSo

 

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Beautiful Pain

It’s way different when we actually get a slap of truth about our realizations…
the ugly truth about how ugly one can be in all aspects and angles.
 
No wonder why one gets abandoned. 
No wonder why pain gets to dwell.
…No wonder.

shattered heart

Yet through this agony, one gets to cry out to the only One who truly listens.
No wonder why it’s a beautiful pain.
…No wonder.

“Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer.
From the end of the earth I call to you,
when my heart is faint.”
(Psalm 61:1,2)

“May your unfailing love be my comfort,
according to your promise to your servant.”
(Psalm 119:76)

 

 
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Posted by on January 6, 2014 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Live!

Still, it’s what GOD had in mind all along, to crush him with pain.

The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin

so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life.

And GOD’s plan will deeply prosper through him.

Isaiah 53:10 The Message

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No matter who you are, no matter where you come from, no matter what you’ve done,

GOD bled his heart out for you because He loves you.

And He wants you to live.

 
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Posted by on June 28, 2013 in EXPRESSo

 

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Grace Moves!

Moving-On-

God’s grace fuels acceptance that paves the way for moving on.
Once we begin to move on, we’ll be surprised to know how far we can go from the point where we thought it was the end. 

“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.”
So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” —2 Corinthians 12:9 (NLT)

 
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Posted by on April 10, 2013 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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Hymns from the Dungeon

Hope-bound faith is when you boast of what God can do

even if the world’s been throwing its bombs at you.

 
 

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Eyes On Him

ImageAs for me, I would seek God, and to God would I commit my cause… he sets on high those who are lowly, and those who mourn are lifted to safety.

— Job 5:8, 11 (ESV)

Sometimes, we tend to get caught up with all the disappointments in this life. But then if we just turn our eyes on Him, we will find that the things of earth will go strangely dim in the light of His glory and grace.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus,
Look full in His wonderful face,
And the things of earth will grow strangely dim
In the light of His glory and grace.

— Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Hymn)

 
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Posted by on September 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Stepping Stones

I do not ask to walk smooth paths, 
Nor bear an easy load. 
I pray for strength and fortitude,
To climb the rock-strewn road.
Give me such courage I can scale 
The hardest peaks alone. 
And transform every stumbling block,
Into a Stepping Stone.

— Gail Brook Burket

“He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.” 

— Isaiah 40:29 (NLT)
 
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Posted by on September 14, 2012 in Pastors' Latte, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Pains of the Past

“Dwell in the pains of the past, and you become a prisoner of depression.”

 “Do not cling to events of the past or dwell on what happened long ago. Watch for the new thing I am going to do. It is happening already you can see it now!”

 — Isaiah 43:18-19

Trust God’s goodness and mercy and start pleasing Him today.
Wash those bitter tears away. Drop the throbbing luggage of the past.
Remember that God gives us the strength to overcome the difficulties of the past, the present, and the future.
 
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Posted by on July 19, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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He Is There

When pain and trouble pulls you down, look up.

God is evident in the heavens, giving you strength to overcome.

When hurt and hate make you lose your way, look beside you.

God is right by your side, guiding you all the way through.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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When you’re questioning God

In a world of liars, cheats, deceivers, and con artists, isn’t it a relief to know there is SOMEONE you can trust?”  – Charles Swindoll

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way.” – Proverbs 3: 5-6

Unquestioning the Lord fuels hope to your soul.

 
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Posted by on May 29, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Proof of Hope

We are crooked souls trying to stay up straight

Dry eyes in the pouring rain well

The Shadow proves the Sunshine.

~Switchfoot~

Christ and the Gospel shine best in the greatest of human tragedies.

 
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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in EXPRESSo, SugarQUOTEd Latte

 

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Perspective of Belief


“I believe in Christianity just as I believe the sun has risen, not only because i see by it, but because i see everything else through it.”

-C.S. Lewis

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2012 in EXPRESSo

 

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Heavy Rains…

“Struggles” may taunt you — “Trust” comforts you.

“Pressures” may deplete you — “Perseverance” fuels you.

“Failure” may crush you — “Hope” uplifts you.

“Expectations” will haunt you — “Love” embraces you.

“Giving up” is dying to have you — God is holding you! 

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. 
      Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. 
   I will strengthen you and help you. 
      I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
                                                                                  — Isaiah 41:10 (NLT)

 

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2012 in EXPRESSo, Pastors' Latte

 

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