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God’s Grace

Posted on February 20, 2017 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began. 2 Timothy 1:9 Grace. It has become one of the words we sing about. We use the phrase as a […]

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Victory Over Temptation – Part #1

Posted on October 24, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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It happened again. It’s my second wake-up call in two months. Another ministry friend had to resign from his position because of poor choices. It is painful. It is heart-breaking. It could be you or me. Yesterday I was the morning Bible teacher at the Colony of Mercy Chapel service and I was preaching as […]

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Longing for Real Home

Posted on October 21, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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For the story is about hell and heaven, trauma, shame, and finding love—the real Jesus accepting a broken man; and it is about the Father, Son, and Spirit finding us in the far country of our terrible and powerless mythology—to share their life with us. For the truth behind the universe is that God is […]

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The Source of Strength

Posted on October 19, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus,”(2 Timothy 2:1) John Ortberg declares, “Habits eat willpower for breakfast,” and I can concur. There have been numerous times in my life that I been faced with adversity, and failed miserably. Epic fails; white knuckling through my addiction, failed promises, failed […]

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Mind Over Matter

Posted on October 12, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.” Romans 7:25 So, here’s the scene, me, the Teacher and the Principle. The question is posed to me, “don’t you see what you did wrong?” Of course I […]

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ASK A PRO

Posted on October 6, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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As men go, we are always looking for the newest thing to improve our lives, new phone, new car, bigger house, new golf clubs to improve our game. GOLF CLUB? YUP. Years ago when I first started playing golf I thought that I could learn the game all on my own. After many rounds of playing with […]

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Don’t Assume Jesus is with You: Luke 2:41-51

Posted on September 23, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“43 But when the feast was over, as they were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but (because they assumed that he was in their group of travelers) they went a day’s journey. Then they began to look for him among their relatives and acquaintances. […]

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A Bit Clearer

Posted on September 22, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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 “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.” ~1 Corinthians 13:12 While watching my wife upgrade her prescription for her glasses I tried on her old pair of glasses. Wow! For a person […]

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No More Scorekeeping

Posted on September 21, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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I’ve decided that if I had my life to live over again, I would not only climb more mountains, swim more rivers, and watch more sunsets; I wouldn’t only jettison my hot water bottle, raincoat, umbrella, parachute, and raft; I would not only go barefoot earlier in the spring and stay out later in the […]

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How To Communicate With Millennials – Part #3

Posted on September 19, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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Well here is one more blog about communicating with millennials. I appreciate the guys who have shared that this discussion was helpful in understanding this generation that is so much a part of today’s world. I want to finally answer the question: How do I communicate with millennials? There is no magic bullet. I want […]

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Who is Your King?

Posted on September 16, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Nevertheless the people refused to obey the voice of Samuel; and they said, “No, but we will have a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” – 1 Samuel 8:19-20 In 1 Samuel […]

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The Reckless, Raging, Impatience of G_d

Posted on September 15, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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First, if we continue to picture God as a small-minded bookkeeper, a niggling customs officer rifling through our moral suitcase, as a policeman with a club who is going to bat us over the head every time we stumble and fall, or as a whimsical, capricious, and cantankerous thief who delights in raining on our […]

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You Were Created for so Much More!

Posted on September 14, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28) The book of Romans packs a plethora of wisdom and discernment that clarifies many doctrines. I realized that it’s a concise version of the Bible and it is not […]

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Who Can Imagine Life Without Worry? Part #2

Posted on September 13, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your […]

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Where Were You 15 Year Ago Yesterday?

Posted on September 12, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“God is our refuge and strength, and ever-present help in time of trouble.” Psalm 46:1 So for those of you who are old enough to remember the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, my guess is you can tell me exactly where you were and what you were doing. I was working as […]

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Still, Like Water

Posted on September 9, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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It is only with total humility, and in absolute stillness of mind that we can know what indeed we are. ~Terence James Stannus Gray I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And do not be conformed […]

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Shine Jesus Shine!

Posted on September 8, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may […]

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Who Can Imagine Life Without Worry? Part #1

Posted on September 7, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:6-7 (NASB)   Although the movie “Braveheart” had its inaccuracies concerning the life of that infamous […]

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How to Communicate With Millennials – Part #2

Posted on September 6, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 1 Timothy 4:12 Good morning, friends. I trust that you had a good weekend and that you are prepared for this new week. Last week I started a dialog with […]

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Idolatry of the Preacher 

Posted on September 2, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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The life wrought in Christ is one of tremendous worth and elevation. We who have yielded to the Lordship of the Son of Man are commanded to conduct ourselves in such a way that the harmful things at enmity with God, no longer infiltrate our lives. A terrible plight on the Body of Christ is […]

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