Posts Tagged ‘faith’

Great Faith

Posted: 19th October 2015 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Do you only believe what you see? What you hear? Touch? Smell? God gave us our senses to enjoy our physical world, but do we trust in them so exclusively that we lose our faith? In Hebrews 11:1 Paul writes “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do […]

A Generation of Tech Addicts

Posted: 17th September 2014 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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In the midst of all the commotion created by technology, “this cell phone, that tablet, this laptop, that smart TV…,” we have created a culture of tech dependents in mainline USA. Maybe, even a generation tech addicts? The convenience to communicate with one another anywhere at anytime, to have instant access to any information at […]

Control and Conformity

Posted: 30th May 2014 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (NIV) It is amazing to me that our God uses testing and trials to help conform us into the image of His Son. He could control […]

True Religion – “Mercy”

Posted: 28th January 2014 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Religion’s definition: “a specific fundamental set of beliefs and practices generally agreed upon by a number of persons or sects…” (Dictionary.com) As Christians we often hear the phrase “it’s not about religion, it’s about a relationship!” True as that statement may be — Christianity it is still a religion. There are beliefs that need to […]

Righteous Living

Posted: 24th March 2012 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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It is amazing to me that Jesus told us everything we need to know to live peaceful, righteous lives in Matthew 6. A righteous life is about giving, filling needs. (Loving mercy! Micah 6:8) It’s about praying and fasting. (Talking to God and denying yourself. Walking humbly!) Jesus tells us the truth on how we […]

Faith and Intelligence

Posted: 1st June 2011 by Marshall Mabry in Praise and Worship
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Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” This very definition of “Faith” rules out our exercise of intelligence. It tells us not to rely on our physical senses. Faith requires the absence of intellectual gymnastics like analyzing, rationalizing and deductive reasoning. Consider […]