Nov 20

“Perform or Perish”

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November 20, 2017 By Paul J Banta 1 Thessalonians 5:12-24 says, “Honor those who are your leaders in the Lord’s work. They work hard among you and give you spiritual guidance.  Show them great respect and wholehearted love because of their work. And live peacefully with each other. Brothers and sisters, we urge you…

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Oct 23

“Your Faith Alone Will Not Provide You with Achieving Your Goals in the Game of Life”

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November 6, 2017 By Paul J Banta James 2:14-20 says, “Dear friends, do you think you’ll get anywhere in this if you learn all the right words but never do anything? Does merely talking about faith indicate that a person really has it? For instance, you come upon an old friend dressed in…

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Oct 9

Did You Ever Wonder or Think About How Others Perceive Your Very Character on and off the Field?

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October 9, 2017 By Paul J Banta “But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things.  Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a…

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Jul 24

What Are You Doing to Develop Yourself as that Holy Character the Lord Wants You to Be?

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July 24, 2017 by Paul J Banta “Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.” – 2 Corinthians 7:1 For all that is said about God’s grace, mercy, and love…

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Jun 8

What Are Your Eyes Looking at and Are They Being Influential with God’s Vision for Your Life?

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June 8, 2017 By Paul J Banta “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has…

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Jun 1

You Need to Get Serious About Using Your Faith and Live It Out by the Empowering of the Holy Spirit of God that Lives Inside You

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June 1, 2017 by Paul J Banta “Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.  Through their faith, the people in days of old earned a good reputation. By faith we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command, that what we now…

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May 29

“We Need to Give Up Control and Make Necessary Changes to Serve the Lord Better Than Ever”

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May 29, 2017 by Paul J Banta Zechariah 4:6 says, “Then he said to me, “This is what the Lord says to Zerubbabel: It is not by force nor by strength, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.” (NLT) What in heaven’s name are you holding on to and trying…

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Apr 10

“God Wants You to Serve Him and He Will Bless You”

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April 10, 2017 by Paul J Banta Proverbs 3:5–8 says, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for…

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Mar 22

“Integrity Means That You Follow What God Says In His Word and Stick It Out”

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March 22, 2017 by Paul J Banta Psalm 15:1-5 says, “Who may worship in your sanctuary, Lord? Who may enter your presence on your holy hill??Those who lead blameless lives and do what is right,?speaking the truth from sincere hearts.?Those who refuse to gossip?or harm their neighbors?or speak evil of their friends.?Those who…

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Mar 8

“Will You Defend Your Integrity Until You See Jesus Face To Face?”

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March 8, 2017 by Paul J Banta Job 27:3-6 says, “As long as I live,?while I have breath from God,?my lips will speak no evil,?and my tongue will speak no lies.?I will never concede that you are right;?I will defend my integrity until I die.?I will maintain my innocence without wavering.?My conscience is…

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