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Five Daily Habits for Happiness

In chapter 3 of Philippians, Paul gives us five habits for happiness. All five of these you can do on a daily basis. If we’ll build these habits into our life the happiness in our life will exponentially grow. And the unhappiness in our life will decline. The first habit that Paul models here in…

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Pleasure Does Not Equal Happiness

“1 I said to myself, “Come on, let’s try pleasure. Let’s look for the ‘good things’ in life.” But I found that this, too, was meaningless. 2 So I said, “Laughter is silly. What good does it do to seek pleasure?” 3 After much thought, I decided to cheer myself with wine. And while still…

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What Is a Family For?

There are many forces changing the family scene today. There are voices saying that the family is finished, that it is out of date, irrelevant, a thing of the past. The family is not finished. It is simply fragile so it needs strengthening. On television they rarely portray a happy and complete and functional family….

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The Doctrine of Christ

Does it matter what I believe? People may say “All I need to do is love Jesus!” It is so important to believe truth! Out Eternity depends on it! One day even Jesus asked the disciples what they and the people believed about him: When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked…

You Are Called To Become

This is the 3rd sermon in the “Live Your Calling: What On Earth Am I Here For?” series. We looked at your first calling in life which is the calling to be loved. God doesn’t want you to do anything first in life. That’s the bedrock of everything that happens in your life. You must…

The Holy Spirit – Restrainer of Evil

This the the 4th sermon preached by Pastor Elio Marrocco in “Ther Person and Gifts of the Holy Spirit” series. We see the Holy Spirit today in the world as the restraining force against evil.   The Bible tells us that there is one final, great battle to be fought before Satan is forced to…

Ruth, the Romance of Redemption

When Benjamin Franklin was United States Ambassador to France, he occasionally attended the Infidels Club – a group that spent most of its time searching for and reading literary masterpieces. On one occasion Franklin read the book of Ruth to the club when it was gathered together, but changed the names in it so it would…

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A Vision for the Church

Over the years, as I read and studied the Bible certain verses of Scriptures have had a great impact on my life: “Enoch walked with God.” (Genesis 5:24) This verse put a great desire in my heart to want to please God in all my ways.   “Wealth and honor come from you; you are…

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East, West, and the True God

There Is One God The God of the whole earth, the God of the Bible, is not the God only of the West. As a matter of fact, people in the West have not usually had a true picture of God because they have not read and obeyed the Bible. And the God of the…

Can You Spot the Real Christians?

“The unsaved see believers as hypocritical and no different than themselves.” (Glen Berteau) Someone said: “I hesitated to accept the Gospel in College because of the behavior of people who claimed they were Christians. There were no different than me… why would I want that they had?” When it comes to our culture, it’s more of the…