Dying to Self – by Pastor Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“24 Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” – John 12:24, NIV Self-seeking, self-serving, self-centered-these words describe somebody: US! While we remain in this condition, we’re prone to get depressed, insecure, fearful,…

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For You Are With Me – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me … ” – Hebrews 11 :5 John Maxwell shares a humorous story about fear to which some of us can relate: There was a couple in bed late one night … The husband…

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How’s Your Testimony? – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“Enoch … had this testimony, that he pleased God.” – Hebrews 11 :5 Enoch’s testimony was that “he pleased God.” How about you? Do you spend your life trying to please yourself? If you spend your life working for things, and protecting the things you have, the answer is obvious. Is your testimony that “you…

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“God Knows Where You Are” – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“Are these all the sons you have?” “There is still the youngest,” Jesse answered … Samuel said, “Send for him.” – 1 Samuel 16:11, NIV When it came to looks, experience, and position, David couldn’t compete with his brothers. Although Jesse had eight sons, he only brought seven of them out for Samuel. Where was…

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Partners with God – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“For we are laborers together with God” 1 Corinthians 3:9 When Robert Morrison sailed as a missionary to China, the captain of his ship was very skeptical of his vision and gave him a rough time. As Morrison was leaving the ship, the captain said, “I suppose you think you’re going to make an impression…

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God is Thinking of You Right Now! – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“How precious it is, Lord, to realize that you are thinking about me constantly! I can’t even count how many times a day your thoughts turn toward me. And when I waken in the morning, you are still thinking of me!” Psalm 139:16-18, TLB Right now God is thinking about you! He did it yesterday…

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The Benefits of Prayer – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“Men ought always to pray and not to faint” – Luke 18:1 The devil will do anything to keep you from praying. You’ll be too tired, too busy, too depressed-it’s endless. There’s a reason: in prayer I get real. When I’m alone with God, the pretense is gone, for He knows my heart. There I…

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God Is For You – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“This I know … God is for me.” Psalm 56:9 When you know that God is for you, you can face anything. That doesn’t mean life will be a bed of roses. Paul said to “endure hardship as a good soldier” (2 Timothy 2:3). The new birth brings new battlefields and a new enemy to…

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Getting Back Up! – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“As the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city” – Acts 14:20 They stoned Paul and left him for dead, and the other disciples stood around, waiting to see if he would get back up. Child of God, if you’re waiting for others to come and lift you, it…

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The Days of Time and Chance – By Nate Carter

Pastor Nate Carter

“Time and chance happeneth to them all.” – Ecclesiastes 9:11 Live every day like there was no tomorrow. Speak that kind word, send those flowers, make that phone call, spend time with your children or grandchildren, volunteer to teach that class, visit that shut in. Stop merely thinking about it and start doing it. I once ministered…

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