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 30

Your Heavenly Father Who Conceived You in Love Will Empower You With the Holy Spirit’s Help When You Ask Him

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October 30, 2017 By Paul J Banta Luke 11:9-13 says, “Here’s what I’m saying: Ask and you’ll get; Seek and you’ll find; Knock and the door will open. “Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This is not a cat-and-mouse, hide-and-seek game we’re in. If your little boy asks for a serving of…

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Oct 23

Keep a Cool Head and Stay Alert Because the Devil is Poised to Try and Pounce on You and Crush You

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October 23, 2017 By Paul J Banta 1 Peter 5:6-10 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist…

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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 16

Whatever You Have, Wherever You Are, You Can Make It All Happen Because the One Who Makes You Who You Are

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October 16 By Paul J Banta Philippians 4:10-14 says, “I’m glad in God, far happier than you would ever guess—happy that you’re again showing such strong concern for me. Not that you ever quit praying and thinking about me. You just had no chance to show it. Actually, I don’t have a sense…

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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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Oct 2

“Realize that Personal Failures Can Be a Catalyst to Move Your Life Forward and Upward Through Confession”

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October 2, 2017 Paul J Banta 1 John 1:8-10 says, “If we claim we have no sin, we are only fooling ourselves and not living in the truth.  But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.  If…

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Sep 22

“Do You Believe That God Has Given You an Amazing Inheritance?”

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September 22, 2017 Paul J Banta “This letter is from Simon Peter, a slave and apostle of Jesus Christ. I am writing to you who share the same precious faith we have. This faith was given to you because of the justice and fairness of Jesus Christ, our God and Savior. May God give…

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Sep 15

“Your God Never Fails and His Great Love for You Is Part of His Not Failing You So Where Do You stand In All of This Great Love?”

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September 15, 2017 by Paul J Banta “Because of the LORD’s great love, we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion; therefore, I will wait for Him.’ The LORD is good to those whose…

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Sep 8

“Those Who Trust in the Lord Will Find New Strength and They Will Soar High On Wings Like Eagles”

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September 8, 2017 by Paul J Banta “Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired, and young…

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