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The Power To Break Free From Guilt

I can’t believe it, but I am quickly approaching the end of my fifth year of ministry here at South. During these past five years there are have been so many different blessings for me in the ministry. One of the most recent for sure is our Easter Sunday services that we had a couple...

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361 E. Elza Ave.

Recently, I was down in the Detroit area visiting someone in the hospital. On my way home, passing under the 8 Mile Road overpass on I-75, I suddenly had the urge to take a little detour into the city of Hazel Park. I exited the freeway, and headed into the endless maze of crisscrossing streets...

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Bold Faith

This coming week we are beginning a new message series on the book of Acts entitled, “Bold Faith.” As we study this book together, one of the things that must be understood if we are going to receive the challenge the book is meant to give us today in the 21st century is the difference...

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Easy Evangelism Idea: #346

I know what you are thinking…..you’re ticked!  You’re sayin’ “How did I miss the previous 345 Easy Evangelism Ideas?”, right?  “Am I really so busy doing the important things in my life that I haven’t kept up with my on-line social media responsibilities?”  Well, relax.  This was simply my shameless use of worldly marketing techniques...

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Let’s Talk

I was reminded again this week of the importance and power of prayer in my life. On Monday morning, during my time of talking with God, I asked Him if He would grant me an opportunity to share the message the Gospel with someone (a request I need to be asking of God much more...

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Summer Lovin’

While it is sad to see summer leave us, I do look forward to the start-up of many of our ministries that we put on hold throughout the summer. With the start-up comes a fresh bit of excitement and energy that I just love. I hope you are planning on taking advantage of some of...

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Said Qui-gon To Anakin …

Yesterday, at 3:30pm – I got a disturbing call from my wife, Kim:  “Honey, there’s water coming through the basement ceiling tiles!”  Seriously?  I had my day planned and my evening dedicated to other non-crisis type, sort of relaxing, “I need some alone time” type stuff.  And now THIS?  8 hours later and 2 trips...

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I’m Concerned

As a pastor attempting to do the work of the ministry in the world today, there are a lot of things that concern me. Some of these concerns are stronger than others. Some keep me awake at night. Some force me to my knees in prayer. Some concerns that I at one time thought were...

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Jesus’ Prayer List

In Luke 22, they don’t know it, but the disciples are with Jesus for a final meal.  In less than 24 hours, Jesus will be dead and their world rocked to the core.  Jesus knew that in a few hours, Peter would deny knowing Him – not just once, but 3 times!  Then, he said...

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Maximize

I just recently finished reading a book entitled Maximize, which was written to help pastors and church leaders deal with the taboo subject of money within the church. It was a very challenging read for me personally, as within the first few pages I came across the following quote, “It is impossible to become a fully developed...