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Fast 2018: Day 21

A few years ago, our nephews came for a visit. We had some decorative fruit in a bowl and one of the boys grabbed a pear and took a huge bite only to find out is wasn’t real! It was fake fruit! The truth is, sometimes fruit isn’t real. It is fake fruit! God poured His Spirit of Truth into us so…

Fast 2018: Day 20

We bear fruit when and where we abide.  Our roots determine our fruits! John 15:4-5:   4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me. 5 I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in Him, He it…

Fast 2018: Day 19

A person who is truly saved is a person in whom the fruit of the Spirit grows.  It has internal roots. It is not about traits or characteristics. It is about a change much deeper than that.  Think about a pear tree. Do the pears on the tree make it alive?  No— if you tied pears onto a dead tree’s branches, that wouldn’t make it alive either. …

Fast 2018: Day 18

At Clearpoint Church, we are passionate about life transformation – being made in the image of Christ.  As we are growing up into Christ we begin to bear fruit. Galatians 5:22-26:  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.  And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified…

Fast 2018: Day 17

What makes you tired? What is it that just really wears you out? Problems?  Pressures? People? We get tired and worn down by the pressures at work.  We get drained by the problems of life.  We get worn out by the people in our lives, and we need some time for some ͞R & R…Rest & Relaxation Look at what Paul writes…

Fast 2018: Day 16

Nothing pleases a dad more than when his son/daughter chooses obedience.  I’m a Father and I pray for God to claim the territory of my children’s hearts every day!   That my son and daughters will surrender their hearts and God will grab a hold of them.  It’s their choice, just like it is yours and mine.  Kingdom Life is a life of…

Fast 2018: Day 15

Deep – down, everyone has a need and a desire to be connected in community.  You were not created to do life alone!  As one person put it:  “We are hard-wired for community!”  That’s the way we are made,  in the image of God – Father, Son, Holy Spirit!  We weren’t made to be segregated and separated by our opinions, ethnicity, languages,…

Fast 2018: Day 14

We all understand the concept of worth.  We have things that we value and cherish, and these are personal and to some extent are priceless… a letter, a picture, a piece of jewelry, something from a deceased loved one or something from your past that has a great deal of emotion attached to it.  It may be an object something you saved…

Fast 2018: Day 13

In the movie Braveheart, Mel Gibson played the role of William Wallace, the Scottish leader who led the Scots against the English.  At the end of the movie, Wallace is betrayed, captured, imprisoned, and executed.  Just before he died:  Wallace cries out the final word of his life, “Freedom!”  Wallace died for freedom. I am thankful for freedom.  And while I believe…

Fast 2018: Day 12

The disciples returned to the upper room as Jesus told them, to wait…to wait for God to do something.  But, they didn’t just sit around with nothing to do.  They waited with intentionality, with purpose, in prayer. “Small Thing” #2:  Prayer (Check out “Small Thing” #1 here) Acts 1:14:  These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women…