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“Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” II Timothy 1:6-7 If you were to go through your closets and dresser drawers today, would you by any chance find a lovely gift that someone has given you, maybe for a birthday or Christmas.  You really liked it, but you felt it was too good to use.  So, you put it away for…

“But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19 Mark chapter five tells us the story of a man who is possessed by evil spirits. He was living a life of torment and constant terror as these spirits made him howl, and cut himself with sharp stones. No man could subdue him for he appeared to have super human strength, breaking chains and smashing shackles. Jesus has a conversation with these spirits and they beg Him to allow them to enter into…

“Then they scoffed, “He’s just a carpenter, the son of Mary and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas, and Simon. And his sisters live right here among us.” They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.” Mark 6:3 Have you ever been underestimated by someone because of your gender, race or faith? Or perhaps it was because of who your parents are? This is what happened in this story. Jesus returned to His hometown of Nazareth only to find some serious unbelief in the people. He was scoffed at and the people immediately put up walls, and refused…