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CSULB Soldiers Unite!!
Over the summer, the CSULB shepherds have been gathering together and strategizing about how we will ask all of the students in sight. During our meeting, Shepherd Remi divides the area into sections, and before we actually go to our specific territories, each person will take a minute to pray for our fishing journey. Such...
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Lord remember me
Has anyone heard this song before?? The first time I heard it, I was taken by surprise at the thoughtful lyrics, the gentle and soothing beat, and especially, the way he says "my Lord." It changed the way I think of this phrase--to me, it's no longer the "Christian" thing to say, but the way...
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But Not By Human Power
Daniel 8 Testimony In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, Daniel had a vision that can be passed off as an NFL Superbowl game, the Ram taking on the Goat. Actually last year Superbowl featured the Los Angeles Rams versus the New England Patriots. Just like the Los Angeles Rams lost to the greatest...
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Converting Physical Energy to Spiritual Energy
I still remember this year's Memorial Day very vividly. I began by coming to the morning prayer time, and I had such a wonderful prayer time with God that I prayed longer than I had intended, completely forgetting about my breakfast cooking duty. God had mercy on our cooking team; we were able to prepare...
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Getting Ready for the Lord’s Battle
...After Joshua circumcised all the Israelites, God said to Joshua, “Today I have rolled away the reproach of Egypt from you.” God must have been so pleased when his work to remove Egypt out of them was completed. This proclamation shows me how anxiously God has been waiting for the day when the reproach of Egypt will be rolled away from me.
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For we are God’s Workmanship
Daniel 4 is the king's public address to his people, like the President's State of the Union address. It's really sad for me to say that even though I have lived in America for more than 25 years, was born and raised in California, I have never been interested enough to watch any State of...
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O Sun, Stand Still!
Joshua 9:1-12:24 (Feb. 21, 2019) ...As the battle was going on, it was soon going to get dark. But there were still many enemies that were alive. On the day the LORD gave the Amorites over to Israel, Joshua said to the LORD in the presence of Israel: “O sun, stand still over Gibeon, O...
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THE TRUTH IS OUT THERE
John 18 testimony part 2 and 3. Second, “Jesus before the high priest.” The high priest represented authentic worship. He represented the mainstream and authority. Usually standing before him, people would think that they did something wrong, but Jesus had no fear because he did everything in the light. I want to have Jesus’ confidence....
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Prayer Diary #2
June 9th, 2003 10:20 pm – 1:25 am Yesterday's Sunday’s message was based on Philippians 3:1-11. There, the expression “We who worship by the Spirit of God” stood out, because I could not understand its meaning. It is we who worship God, but the expression suggested that by God’s Spirit, or by the help of...
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That You would bear my cross
I never really considered this song as very meaningful - it was nice, but not really significant in the past. But after this experience, the lyrics have become so special and touching to me... This was a time when I was fed up with myself - now that I was going to church and even...
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Knees Don’t Buckle
Daniel 3 Part 2. When the three friends did not compromise, they were thrown into the blazing furnace. However, strangely they were not burned, and even stranger was the appearance of a fourth person, handsome of Italian descent, together with the three friends having a good time in the fire and taking a selfie together. Humor...
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Backbone Doesn’t Bend
Daniel 3 Part 1. In the previous passage Nebuchadnezzar dreamt of a statue with a golden head that degraded to silver, then bronze all the way down to clay. Later he was disappointed to learn from Daniel that soon his kingdom of gold would terminate and will give way to a kingdom of silver. How...
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Homemade Pesto!
Pesto is one of my favorite sauces to cook with as it’s easy to make and isn’t very time consuming. I have tried different pestos from many restaurants and found a lot of them to be very bland. So, if you are a busy shepherd looking for a TASTY, fast, and easy to make dish,...
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God’s mercy for a lost sheep
In Fall 2007, my “American Religious Studies" class required me to interview one person who preaches a religion. I really didn’t want to interview a Buddhist monk or nun, and I was not familiar with Islam. In my mind, Christians were kind, helpful people, so I thought for sure they would help me. But to...
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I Was a Dead (Wo)Man Walking
I heard this song on the radio today, and I was so pumped up by reminders of God's grace in my life. I don't want to become a dry and ritualistic Christian, going through the motions and considering the things of God as a burdensome yoke. But when I remember how Jesus saved me from...
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