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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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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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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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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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The Cost of Our Work

Posted on September 1, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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We have spoken of trying and trusting, and the difference between the two. Believe me, it is the difference between heaven and hell. ~Watchman Nee Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us […]

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Church Can Be Fun!?

Posted on August 31, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the LORD has done for them.” Yes, the LORD has done amazing things for us! What joy!” ~Psalm 126:2-3 (NLT) Where in the Bible does it say church should be fun or even relevant? If we were […]

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The Privilege to Serve

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

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“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.” (Ephesians 2:10) While watching a television program where an actor, playing the President, was sharing to his Vice President that he was human and he was ok with making some immoral/emotional choices. She […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Assuming His Presence

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

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“…supposing Him to have been in the company, they went a day’s journey…” (Luke 2: 44) Jesus’ parents had taken Him to Jerusalem for the Passover. They travelled homeward in the company of a large crowd of pilgrims returning to Galilee. Assuming that Jesus was somewhere in the crowd, they went a day’s journey before […]

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Trauma Care

Posted on August 24, 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) After 9/11, the level of security and fear escalated in America. People understood that we weren’t exempt from the extreme evil of the World. It actually made us think […]

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Needless Needling

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

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“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stay true to the Lord. I love you and long to see you, dear friends, for you are my joy and the crown I receive for my work.” ~Philippians 4:1 (NLT) In Chuck Swindoll’s book, “Laugh Again”, he tells a story about some porcupines trying to sleep in the […]

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Looking Unto Jesus

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

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Therefore then, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses [who have borne testimony of the truth], let us strip off and throw aside every encumbrance (unnecessary weight) and that sin which so readily (deftly and cleverly) clings to and entangles us, and let us run with patient endurance and steady and […]

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HOW DO YOU SUFFER?

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

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We had the opportunity to take a vacation to florida to see my mother. My wife, sister and her husband, our daughter were all together for a week to enjoy time with mom. On the second day of the trip I developed a rash across my back and stomach? SHINGLES! I did not want to burden my […]

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Righteous vs. Evil

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

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For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:12) When I hear a metaphor like, ‘The eyes of the Lord’ or ‘his ears are open’ I used to wonder if God […]

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Side Effects May Include…

Posted on August 17, 2016 by America's Keswick in Freedom Fighters

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“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, But righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” ~Romans 12:17 I marvel at the seemingly long list of side effects that may proceed after taking most medications. I wonder if it’s worth the risk of treating one ailment and suffering thru all the possible […]

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Enemies of The Cross – PART TWO

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

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“Stick with me, friends. Keep track of those you see running this same course, headed for this same goal. There are many out there taking other paths, choosing other goals, and trying to get you to go along with them. I’ve warned you of them many times; sadly, I’m having to do it again. All […]

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Knockdown Sorrow and Grief

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

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What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like. ~Augustine Then Jesus went with them to […]

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Hope in Darkness!

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

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“To shine on those who live in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace.” ~Luke 1:79 Those were very dark time in the era of the coming Messiah. Sin had run rampant throughout all nations. Political wars, sinful lusts, and personal agendas were at its peak. […]

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