Author: Jim Samra

Sermon Insights

How Do I Know?

One question I have been asked several times since we started the series on spiritual warfare is: How can I tell if I am experiencing demonic influence or oppression? 

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Study Break 2012

As I mentioned this morning, our family recently returned from my study break.  In this post, I want to share a few more things about our experience than

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Returning To Church

On May 5, 2012, CNN’s “Belief Blog” featured a column by Andrea Palpant Dilley entitled, “My Faith”  Returning to Church, Despite my Doubts.” She described her

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Life Together

Favorite Sermons of the Year — #2

Several of my favorite sermons came from our “Ten Commandments of Community” mini-series. My second favorite sermon of the year was… #2: LIFE {TOGETHER} (#18): Talk Truthfully

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Christian Life

Gardening 101

On Sunday May 6, 2012, The Grand Rapids Press Homes section featured an article entitled, “Gardening 101.”  One of the tips for gardening success was: “Water properly. 

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Prayer Guide For Children

As I mentioned in the service this morning, I was given a copy of the March/April 2012 edition of PrayerConnect magazine this week.  Inside was the article,

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Life Together

Verses on Work

Sunday’s sermon, “Work,” from our Life Together series looked at God’s instructions for godly behavior at the workplace and in school from Ephesians 6:5-9. As you are reflecting

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Life Together

Sarah As A Model

In the sermon on Sunday (“Marriage, Part Two” — 4/29/2012), one of the statements I made was that the husband is not “lord” of the wife in

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Marriage (Part 2)

This morning we covered wives’ role in marriage as described by Paul in Ephesians 5.  I was not able to discuss a situation where a woman

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