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Psalm 124 – The Lord Is My Defender – Part 2

In one of the churches that I pastored, we had a gym and we rented it often for events and sports activities. One of the groups that rented our place was a Brazilian Martial Arts Academy. They had an all … Continue reading

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Psalm 124 – The Lord Is My Defender – Part 1

Have you ever felt so hopeless and defenseless that it made you think about giving up? I am talking about that situation when you look around and there is nobody around to help you or fight with and for you. … Continue reading

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Psalm 123 – Lord They Are Making Fun Of Me – Part 2

“Eu não levo desaforo para casa!” This is a Brazilian saying that means: “I do not take effrontery or insults to home!” The meaning is if you say something to me that I do not like or offend me; we will … Continue reading

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Psalm 123 – Lord, They Are Making Fun of Me – Part 1

Being a Christian today is not an easy task. People do not understand and do not accept the idea of God, church, discipleship and commitment. Because of that they make fun of us who want to follow Jesus and serve … Continue reading

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Psalm 122 – Why Go to Church? – Part 3

“Are you not entertained? Are you not entertained? Is this not why you are here?” That is the famous quote from Maximus in the movie Gladiator, right after killing another gladiator. That Coliseum attitude, little by little, has been transferred to … Continue reading

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Psalm 122 – Why Go to Church? – Part 2

There are many reasons why people stop going to church. Here is a survey with the top ten reasons. Some reasons mentioned here are valid ones, but some are just an excuse for people who do not want to go … Continue reading

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Psalm 122 – Why Go to Church? – Part 1

Barna Research shows us that Church attendance is going down. Of course, we do not need to have a research company tell us that, because we can count our attendance every Sunday. According to Barna: “43% of American adults attend … Continue reading

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Psalm 121 – Who is watching over you? – Part 2

Have you ever been in a place where you were alone and feared for your life, a place where you would not have anybody to help you or protect you? Yes, sometimes we find ourselves in situations where we do … Continue reading

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