Divorce: Obedience To The Scriptures Brings Healing

March 12th, 2011 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Divorce: Obedience To The Scriptures Brings Healing)

Part four in a series on divorce and remarriage.

As I said last week: Every situation is different and some divorces are inevitable, but for the large percentage of those who can rebuild and restore their relationship, two choices are available—to face the pain of discipline, or the pain of regret. Disciplining yourself to do the right thing is hard, but living with the pain of regret is much harder.
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Guard Your Mind and It Will Guard You

December 11th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Guard Your Mind and It Will Guard You)

As mentioned last week: Many of us do not want to admit that there is something lacking in our spiritual lives. Pride, religious upbringing, denominationalism, etc. will keep scores of Christians from experiencing the life changing power of God.If we truly want to experience the power of God, we must surrender pivotal areas of our lives. It is then, and only then, that the “rivers of living water” that Jesus described can flow freely. And, like Jeremiah, we can say that “His word is in my heart like a burning fire, deep within me; I can no longer hold it back.”

We left off last week at the second area to surrender…our mind. I’m not referring to “letting yourself go,” I’m referring to Romans 12:2, “And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.” Romans 8:5 sheds light as well, “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit, the things of the Spirit.” Are you setting your mind on the things of God (holiness), or on the things of the world (worldliness)?

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10/2/2010 “How Do We Measure Success?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

October 2nd, 2010 | Posted by admin in Video - (Comments Off on 10/2/2010 “How Do We Measure Success?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)


10/2/2010 “How Do We Measure Success?” – Pastor Shane Idleman
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Pastor Shane Idleman

August 2nd, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on Pastor Shane Idleman)

A PERSONAL NOTE FROM SHANE

Throughout my 20s, I continued to run from God; searching for identity and truth in everything but His Word. By age 28, I had climbed the corporate ladder. Money and success became my gods and ultimately controlled my life. I was driven, but for the wrong reasons. I felt a sense of purpose, but it often left me feeling empty. I was passionate, but for the wrong things. As a result of my misguided focus, my life took several unnecessary turns for the worse. By then, alcohol, anger, and arrogance had taken their toll—my life was crumbling around me. At that time, I believed I was strong because I could bench-press over 400 pounds, drink a 12-pack of beer, and win most of the fights I was in. What I failed to realize was that I was weak; I was dying spiritually. I didn’t have control of my life—my life had control of me.

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