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Where to Go to Find Wisdom

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

05/19/2022

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Job 28:28 (NLT) “And this is what he says to all humanity: ‘The fear of the Lord is true wisdom;  to forsake evil is real understanding.’”

It is said that the longer you live, the wiser you become. But that proves to be totally false. You can actually live to a ripe old age and never come close to gaining wisdom. Many people are of the opinion that knowledge is wisdom, but we learn that a lot of information in your head has nothing to do with wisdom. In the same way, readin

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The Truth That Changes Everything

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

05/17/2022

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Job 19:25-27 (NLT) “But as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, and he will stand upon the earth at last. And after my body has decayed, yet in my body I will see God! I will see him for myself. Yes, I will see him with my own eyes.  I am overwhelmed at the thought!”

Whenever I get tempted to feel sorry for myself, I remind myself of the story of Job. As many difficult and trying things as I have gone through in my life, nothing compares to what Job went through. He held

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Peace Like A River

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

05/12/2022

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Isaiah 48:18 (NIV) If only you had paid attention to my commands, your peace would have been like a river, your well-being like the waves of the sea.

If there is something that everyone is looking for, it's peace. Life without peace is painful and difficult. You can have a nice family, a very good job, and a lot of material possessions but if you don't have peace, then you can't enjoy any of it. Because people can't seem to find peace, they try to create their own peace. Th

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The Simple Solution to Sin

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

05/10/2022

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Romans 6:11 (NIV) In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.

If you have ever been around a dead body, you notice some things. Someone who's dead can't speak, move, or do anything at all. They can't even think. If you can't do any of those things because you are dead, then there is no opportunity for you to sin. If you are dead, then sin is not a problem for you.

While anyone one with half of a brain can figure that out, I wonder if we re

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A Life Wish

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

05/05/2022

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Philippians 1:21-24 (NIV) For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; but it is more necessary for you that I remain in the body.

If you had no knowledge of who Jesus is and what He means to someone's life, you would read the passage of scripture above and conclude th

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Don’t Waste Time by Not Waiting

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

05/03/2022

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Isaiah 64:4 (NLT) For since the world began, no ear has heardand no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him!

No one likes to wait...for anything. It's always been that way,but the more advanced we get in our society, the less patience we have for waiting. Before phones became mobile, you had to wait for someone to get home so that you could speak to them. If they weren't home, you couldn't even leave a message because answering machines weren't aro

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Innocent While Proven Guilty

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/28/2022

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Romans 3:22-24 (NLT) We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard. Yet God, in his grace, freely makes us right in his sight. He did this through Christ Jesus when he freed us from the penalty for our sins.

If you have lived any considerable amount of time on this planet, you may have noticed that in reality, everyone is

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Holding On to Jesus for a Clear Conscience

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/26/2022

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1 Timothy 1:19 (NLT) Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked.

One of the things that we have as human beings, whether we have a relationship with God or not, is our conscience. Our conscience is that inner sense of right and wrong. When you violate it by doing something that your conscience tells you is wrong, what follows is feelings of guilt.

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The Goodness of the Fear of the Lord

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/21/2022

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Nehemiah 5:15 (NLT) The former governors, in contrast, had laid heavy burdens on the people, demanding a daily ration of food and wine, besides forty pieces of silver. Even their assistants took advantage of the people. But because I feared God, I did not act that way.

We, as human beings, all have a huge problem. It's called our sinful nature. We are wired towards doing wrong versus doing right. We don't have to try hard to do the wrong thing. Doing the wrong thing is easy

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The Day After Easter

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/19/2022

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Luke 24:49 (NLT) “And now I will send the Holy Spirit, just as my Father promised. But stay here in the city until the Holy Spirit comes and fills you with power from heaven.”

We can imagine all of the frenzied excitement and activity swirling around Jerusalem among Jesus' disciples at not only hearing that He had risen, but having seen Him, touched Him and spent time with Him for forty days after the resurrection. Everything that Jesus had told them would happen, happened

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The Day That Changed the World

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/14/2022

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Matthew 28:5-7 (NIV) The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.”

Over two thousand years ago, Jesus, the Son of God, was crucified. He had done no wrong to anyone. On the co

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What Would You Choose?

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/12/2022

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Philippians 1:21-22 (NLT) For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better.

If you were given a choice between life and death, which would you choose? I would venture to say that everyone would choose life. But not the Apostle Paul. For him, dying was better than living. It's not that Paul had a death wish. It's that he had gotten a hold of a truth, or better sa

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Rush to Unity

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/07/2022

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Rush to Unity

Nehemiah 4:19-20 (NLT) Then I explained to the nobles and officials and all the people, “The work is very spread out, and we are widely separated from each other along the wall. When you hear the blast of the trumpet, rush to wherever it is sounding. Then our God will fight for us!”

Nehemiah was one of the leaders of the Jewish people who had been exiled to Babylon along with everyone else. The Persian Empire eventually conquered the Babylonians and so the Jews

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Knowing the Unknowable

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

04/05/2022

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Ephesians 3:17b-19 (NIV) And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

When we think of love the way that we understand it, we need to realize that it is totally different than what the Word of God says about love. The love th

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Don't Be Kept From Prospering

by: Pastor Joey Vazquez

03/31/2022

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2 Chronicles 24:20 (NLT) Then the Spirit of God came upon Zechariah son of Jehoiada the priest. He stood before the people and said, “This is what God says: Why do you disobey the Lord’s commands and keep yourselves from prospering? You have abandoned the Lord, and now he has abandoned you!”

King Joash was crowned king at the age of seven. He should have been dead because his evil grandmother, Athalia, had all of her male grandchildren killed when her son, King Ahaziah, die

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