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You Owe It to Them
'Here am I, and the children the Lord has given me...' Isaiah 8:18 NIV

You may not be able to give your children everything you'd like to, or everything they want, but here are four things you owe them: (1) Connect with them. The story's told of a couple who decided to buy a new playpen

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The Blame Game (3)
'...if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.' Matthew 6:15 NLT

Blaming creates enemies. The person you are blaming will ignore you, compile numerous proofs of their innocence, and resent you. And their friends will defend them and become your enemies. Even

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The Blame Game (2)
'The woman you put here...gave me some...and I ate it.' Genesis 3:12 NIV

Blaming came naturally to Adam and Eve, the father and mother of the human race. After all, who could fault them? God did! Their blame was a result of how sin had changed them. Their relationship to themselves, each

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The Blame Game (1)
'...I am innocent...It is your responsibility!' Matthew 27:24 NIV

More and more, we are becoming a blame-oriented culture. Today our misfortunes are deemed to be somebody else's fault. 'I'm this way because of them. They did it to me.' And it didn't begin with us. It goes all the way back

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Deal with the Rooster
'There is...no condemnation...' Romans 8:1 NKJV

Booker T. Washington tells a wonderful story about his mother. Every morning of his young life, he, along with all the plantation slaves, was awakened by the crow of a rooster. Long before daybreak the unwelcome noise would fill the

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Keep Your Vision Alive!
'...We grope...feeling our way like men without eyes...' Isaiah 59:10 NIV

The Pilgrims who founded America landed at Plymouth Rock full of vision. The first year they established a town, the next year they elected a town council. In their third year the town council proposed building a road

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Hindrances to Prayer (2)
'...You do not have, because you do not ask...' James 4:2 NIV

Here are two more hindrances to answered prayer: (1) Failure to pray. There are hundreds of prayers for specific things mentioned in the Bible and many instances given where answers are provided. The Bible is chockfull of

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Hindrances to Prayer (1)
'...So that nothing will hinder your prayers.' 1 Peter 3:7 NIV

Here are two hindrances to answered prayer: (1) Unconfessed sin. 'Your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear.' (Isaiah 59:2 NIV) As a believer, God expects you to walk in obedience. 'What does the Lord

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