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WHEN GOD SHAKES THE CHURCH

Acts 4:31 says…. And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness. In Acts 4 Peter and John are arrested and threatened by the Priests and the Sadducees not to preach in Jesus name any … Continue reading “WHEN GOD SHAKES THE CHURCH”


PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 14:  People are brought out of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after a shooting at the school that reportedly killed and injured multiple people on February 14, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Numerous law enforcement officials continue to investigate the scene.  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

WHAT’S RESPONSIBLE FOR PARKLAND

In the wake of another horrific tragedy in Parkland, Florida, many are asking the same question, “When is this going to stop?” “At some point, the American people are going to say ‘enough is enough,’” Florida Democratic Senator Bill Nelson told CBS Miami affiliate WFOR on Wednesday. What is it going to take for this … Continue reading “WHAT’S RESPONSIBLE FOR PARKLAND”


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THE GOSPEL’S NOT FOR EVERYONE

Don’t close the window yet. I’m not a heretic. Hear me out. The Gospel is not for everybody. Pastor Derek, how can you say that? Well, this is born out of a real dilemma in my own life of late. It’s the battle between preaching the true gospel and acquiescing to the culture. We live … Continue reading “THE GOSPEL’S NOT FOR EVERYONE”


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SOMETHING’S MISSING

Recently my family and I decided to put together a puzzle at our house, so we set a card table out, poured out the pieces, set up the box top with the picture on it, and got to work. Days later, after the meticulous process of putting almost all the pieces in place we realized … Continue reading “SOMETHING’S MISSING”


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100 YEARS FROM NOW

One of these days you’re going to be gone! Kind of a morbid way to start off isn’t it? However, it is so true. One of these days you and I are going to be gone. 100 years from now what matters this moment may or may not matter then. One of these days you … Continue reading “100 YEARS FROM NOW”