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Posts by Pastor Maguire

Gain by Losing

Joni Eareckson Tada Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it. Luke 17:33 A number of years ago, media mogul Ted Turner called Christianity “a religion for losers.” He later retracted his comments. But when you think about it, wasn’t he right? To follow Jesus means…

True and Lasting Freedom

Scotty Scotty Smith It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal. 5:1 Lord Jesus, it’s another 4th of July in the USA. As broken, divided, and conflicted as America is, we remain grateful for the privileges…

Fathered By Abba

Scotty Smith Behold what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! 1 Jn. 3:1 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in…

It’s Counterintuitive

Joni Eareckson Tada Then he (Jesus) said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” Luke 9:23-24 Counterintuitive means something is counter…

Hope Centered in Christ

Joni Eareckson Tada Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 31:24 In John Bunyan’s classic, Pilgrim’s Progress, Christian reaches the shores of the celestial river with his companion, Hopeful. It is Hopeful who leads the pilgrim to the other side to the golden city. As Christian crosses the dark,…

What Is Meekness?

John Piper “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5) Meekness begins when we put our trust in God. Then, because we trust him, we commit our way to him. We roll onto him our anxieties, our frustrations, our plans, our relationships, our jobs, our health. And then we wait patiently…