Can anything good come out of Nazareth?

Identity in Christ, trust god
Can anything good come out of Nazareth? (John 1:46) Yes, that is what Phillip said. The people were saying, "Come, we have found the Christ that was spoken of by the prophets. "Some did not believe Jesus was the son of God. "Isn't that Joseph's son?" They would ask. "How can he claim to be the son of God or to come down from heaven. We know his parents" they would also say in disbelief. (paraphrasing John 6:42) Yes, he was Joseph's son in the natural. They were correct, but He was Jesus! Son of the living God! He was Immanuel, God with us. Our Heavenly Father allowed him to grow and live as a human. He loved us so much that He gave His son. (John 3:16) He was called to…
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When your reality conflicts with what God said…

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How many of you are in a transitional phase of your life? You've received a word from the Lord and you are waiting for it to manifest.  The reality of your situation is not lining up to what was spoken. You're waiting on God, but my question is: How are you waiting?  Let's consider, two examples: God spoke a word to Abraham that He will bless his seed with land. He said that all the families on earth would be blessed through him. He told Abraham that he could count the stars in the sky and that's how many descendants he would have. Abraham and his wife, Sarah, were wondering how when they didn't even have a son to begin with. Also, he and his wife were very old, well past child…
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Where we are weak…

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God is strong.  The Lord says that where we are weak, He is strong. ​​ “Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.” ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬  “So be strong and courageous, all you who put your hope in the Lord!” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭31:24‬ ‭NLT‬‬ When do you actually find out how strong you are? When do you find out what you're made of? How much can you endure?  It's through trials and tribulations that we all face in the world.  I was sitting outside this morning enjoying my coffee and reflecting on this season of my life.  I was reflecting on the…
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Identity Crisis of the Christian

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Who or what gives you your identity? I will say that our identity is shaped when we are young in the environment that we grow up in. In fact, Our parents are the first examples we see on how to live and what type of person to be. They teach us our values, show us what love looks like, and teach us responsibility. We may also get negative examples. Everyone was raised differently. For example, some may get teaching on hate: Hate for others and often times self-hate and low self esteem, getting called names as a form of emotional abuse, and some grow up with sexual and/or physical abuse. This will all play a part in what type of adult you will be. Imagine going through all of the…
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