Throwing Off Every Weight

Throwing Off Every Weight

 Author: Andy Robbins Have you ever had the chance to examine an Indy car? One thing that becomes immediately obvious is that there are no amenities on a race car. No cup holders, no air conditioners, no stereo systems, no glove box, and no GPS systems. Those cars are stripped down to only what is required for optimum speed. And, boy, do they ever go fast! Now, apply that principle of aerodynamics to our spiritual lives. The book of Hebrews...

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Let No Unwholesome Talk Come out Your Mouths

Let No Unwholesome Talk Come out Your Mouths

Author: Andy Robbins I often marvel at the continued lowering standards of people’s vocabularies.  Even in the church, there seems to be very little conviction about what comes out of one’s mouth.  I know people who I perceive really love God, but they can cuss a blue streak and don’t seem to have any discomfort with using the same vile language as the rest of the world. This is not an issue of simply being “old fashioned,” “out of touch,” or...

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Making HIM Your Heart’s Desire

Making HIM Your Heart’s Desire

Author: Andy Robbins As we approach the beginning of a New Year, I think it’s a good time to evaluate how we have been doing individually and seek the Lord’s direction for the coming year.  One thing that I believe God has been speaking to me lately – both for me and our church – is the importance of seeking God passionately, desperately, and hungrily, more so now than ever before. Psalm 37:4 provides an incredible promise along these lines. ...

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Insights on Wisdom

Insights on Wisdom

Author: Andy Robbins This past Sunday we discussed the blessings of acquiring and walking in wisdom.  I want to elaborate on a few points in today’s post. Firstly, recall that one very overlooked way to acquire wisdom to is to seek wise counsel and listen to constructive criticism and advice.  This is probably the most overlooked of the wisdom principles because no one likes to be told that they are blowing it in an area.  That is affront to...

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The Power of Partnership

The Power of Partnership

Author: Andy Robbins Sometimes a discussion on associations can be a sticky one. The book of Proverbs instructs, “Those who walk with the wise become wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.” How, then, do we effect people’s lives not yet in the faith without interacting with them?  Wasn’t Jesus “a companion of prostitues and sinners?” Good questions.  The answer is that Jesus made a habit of hanging out with people who KNEW they were in...

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