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What Jesus Wants You To Wear For Halloween

“.....For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7 Halloween has become a 5 billion dollar a year industry in the United States which is alarming to me, not so much as a Pastor, but as a human being! People...

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Don’t Forget Where You Came From!

I recently had a chance to go and witness my friend Joe and Anna's 23 year wedding vow renewal. It was awesome to see all his family and friends there in Connecticut and support them. As I began to listen to their story the first thing he said was, “Do you guys...

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LIVING IN GOD’S WILL

Fulfillment and joy and our destiny are found as we keep in step with the one who created us. God’s will is perfect. When God created us, He gave us free will to choose the path we will take and the decisions we will make that set the course of our life. The most...

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SLOW IT DOWN

My family and I were playing with videos on the slo-mo recorder on my iPhone one night and it hit me. 1. Our dogs are extremely uncoordinated! 2. Slowing things down gives you a different perspective. Have you ever slowed down enough to realize LIFE was living YOU...

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No Shortcuts

I've heard it said that patience is a virtue... Waiting can be a difficult thing in a world where everything is at your fingertips. We're living in a time where things are easily accessible : all we have to do is point and click or chat with our favorite voice...

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The Lost Dog

My daughter Elizabeth is an animal nut; I don’t know how else to put it. The joke in our home is that Elizabeth, “loves animals and tolerates people.” Maybe not a biblical view but we’re still working on her. Elizabeth owns 4 horses and 4 dogs, and my guess is that if...

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Dressed for Success

The way we dress is important because it is one of the first impressions someone will have of us. This doesn’t necessarily take a lot of money, but it does take some thought. If you just throw an outfit together, and look sloppy, you may not give the initial...

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Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover

Well one day I met him. It didn’t start off too well. I woke up one morning to find him on my property walking around the house. He was looking at my trees. I went outside and asked if I could help him… he told me I needed to cut down my trees because they were dead. I laughed, but he didn’t.

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Shark Tank

"Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you clean the outside of the cup and the plate, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. You blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and the plate, that the outside also may be clean.”...

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A Transformed Life by Shani Bagga

Every person has a story about when they developed a powerful personal connection to the Almighty God. Some experiences are dramatic, others powerful, and some are just ordinary stories. But everyone has a story, which is special and unique to them. Mine is one of...

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The Power of Words

Do you realize the average person speaks 16,000 words a day which equates to 6 million words in a year! Every one of our words matters to God because our words have power. Words are a creative force that sets the course of our life. They are powerful because they can...

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Seize the Moment

We all lead busy lives, but we must be careful not to miss great opportunities. When our schedules are packed and everything on our to-do list is important, it can be difficult to be flexible when God brings something unexpected to us.   I recently returned from a...

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Baja Missions Trip

On June 27th, a team from Every Nation NJ left for our missions trip in Baja, Mexico with Ten Days Missions. We did not know what to expect, but we knew that God had been faithful to provide for all our expenses for the trip. Thus, our faith primed for the five days...

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Playing Your Role

Our staff was posed the question: “If Hollywood were taking your life story to the Big Screen, who would play you?” Here were some of the responses: Pastor Shino Prater: Michael Jordan Pastor Dottie Flanagan: Reba McEntire Kim Frias: Michelle Rodriguez Kutama Ramano:...

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God is a God of Second Chances

God is a God of second chances. We see it throughout the Bible. Look at Peter who denied Jesus three times. When asked if he knew Jesus Peter was filled with fear and denied knowing Him not once, not twice, but three times. But God is a God of second chances. The next...

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Passing the Baton

There is a technique in football called "Jam.” A “Jam” is a defensive move and happens when you get your hands on a wide receiver to disrupt the timing of the route he is running. It’s something all defensive backs (DBs) are taught, but if you can master it you will...

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Through the Lens of Lions

I’ve made it no secret we are canine and not feline in theology here at ENCNJ. The Dog says in his heart: ‘You feed me, clean up after me, and care for me... You must be God!’ A cat, on the other hand, says, ’You feed me, clean up after me, and care for me… I must be...

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