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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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Happy New Year

Posted on January 2, 2017 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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  Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. ~1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 2017 has arrived and we are excited to share our new theme for the year. HOW SHALL WE LIVE? This is a great follow-up to last year’s theme of FACING […]

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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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Hard, but not Difficult

Posted on October 20, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not do well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.” ~Genesis 4:7 We have a term in the construction field for labor work especially when it is drudgery, it’s called “Neck Down”. […]

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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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The Art Of Being Out Gunned | Part Two

Posted on October 18, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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  “Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes […]

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The Art of Being Out-Gunned | Part One

Posted on October 11, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“Not everyone who calls out to Me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of My Father in heaven will enter.” ~Matthew 7:21 (NLT)   Autumn has always been the coolest season in my life. Yea,h it may mean that it’s time to put the shorts away […]

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Do the Best With What You Have

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

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And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him.” (Colossians 3:17) I have read somewhere that there was a village in England some years ago that had a town hall with a clock with one hand in the […]

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ME ME ME or MINE MINE MINE

Posted on October 3, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“And [Jesus] was saying to them all, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me.” Luke 9:23 Have you ever stopped to think about how much time we spend thinking about ourselves? Welcome to a new week of Freedom Fighters. I am glad […]

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The Power in Our Exhaustion

Posted on September 30, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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Thine am I, I was born for thee, What wouldst thou, Master, make of me? Give me death or give me life Give health or give infirmity Give honor or give obloquy Give peace profound or daily strife, Weakness or strength add to my life; Yes, Lord, my answer still shall be What wilt thou, […]

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The Confidence to Witness

Posted on September 29, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. (Acts 1:8) There’s a deeply spiritual lady in our church called Caroline. Sadly, she has a social phobia (the exact opposite of […]

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Praying Powerfully – Part #1

Posted on September 28, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And the people of Israel said to Samuel, “Do not cease to cry out to the LORD our God…” (1 Samuel 7:8a) This verse speaks to a people that were in dire need of their God; and they prayed. Prayer is powerful, a vital part of our Christian walk. We need it, and if we […]

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For 3, Not 4

Posted on September 27, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“The Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” ~Matthew 18:21-22 (NASB) Don’t go grabbing your calculator I’ll give you […]

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119 Years

Posted on September 26, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee; fear not, neither be dismayed. Deuteronomy 31:8 Yesterday was a very important day in the life of the ministry of America’s Keswick. 119 years ago tomorrow William Raws, his family and a small group […]

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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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Who Can Imagine Life Without Worry? THE WRAP-UP

Posted on September 20, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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  “Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” ~Matthew 6:26-27 (NLT) Time to put this baby to bed. As you […]

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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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