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    The Ultimate Desire

    “The Ultimate Desire” By Zach Wood Psalm 27:4 NIV One thing I ask of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.” For the past couple of months, our pastor has been going...
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    Don't Buy Into The Lie

    “Don’t Buy Into The Lie” By Zach Wood Genesis 3:4-6 NLT “You won’t die!” the serpent replied to the woman. “God knows that your eyes will be opened as soon as you eat it, and you will be like God, knowing both good and evil.” The woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its...
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    Worry About Nothing, Pray About Everything

    “Worry About Nothing, Pray About Everything” By Zach Wood Philippians 4:6 NLT Don’t worry about anything, instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Confession time! I have a little trouble with the first part of this passage. Okay, okay, I...
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    Continuous Longing

    “Continuous Longing” By Zach Wood Psalm 42:1 NLT As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. The past few weeks, our pastor has been preaching on the book of Ecclesiastes. It has been such a blessing to hear these sermons and to learn more about how Solomon longed for so...
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    Be Excellent At Good-Be Innocent Of Evil

    “Be Excellent At Good-Be Innocent Of Evil” By Zach Wood Romans 16:19 NIV Everyone has heard about your obedience, so I rejoice because of you; but I want you to be wise about what is good, and innocent about what is evil. Through many years of my experience in church services, youth group...
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    The Reality Of Putting Him First

    Thank you for your comment! I really appreciate it! I have considered through the years to publish my work, but never have done it. Maybe one of these days I will.
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    Making The Cut

    “Making The Cut” By Zach Wood Ephesians 2:10 NLT For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. We have all been through painful experiences in our past where we didn’t “make the cut”. I remember in grade school...
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    The Reality Of Putting Him First

    “The Reality Of Putting Him First” By Zach Wood Matthew 6:33-34 NIV But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. In the...
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    A Pleasing Aroma

    “A Pleasing Aroma” By Zach Wood Psalm 19:14 NLT May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer. We have all walked into restaurants, bakeries and houses where something was cooking and completely overwhelmed our senses. Just...
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    He Deserves All Glory

    “He Deserves All Glory” By Zach Wood Revelation 4:11 NIV You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being. All too often in life we tend to focus attention on ourselves with things we...
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    Lead Them Wisely

    “Lead Them Wisely” By Zach Wood Proverbs 22:6 NLT Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. There’s a scene toward the end of the movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) appears to have fallen off a cliff and...
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    Nothing Without Him

    “Nothing Without Him” By Zach Wood Psalm 16:1-2 NIV Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart from you I have no good thing.” Imagine if we did not have electricity or batteries in our modern day living today. I can also imagine how crazy it...
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    Living Proof

    “Living Proof” By Zach Wood John 13:34-35 NLT So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples. Think about all the different ways we need to prove...
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    The Enemy's Sole Purpose

    “The Enemy’s Sole Purpose” By Zach Wood John 10:10 NLT The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life. Everything in life has a purpose in some way or another. All products you buy in a store have a purpose. Some products have...
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    Make 'em Wonder What You've Got

    “Make ‘em Wonder What You’ve Got” By Zach Wood Colossians 4:5-6 NLT Live wisely among those who are not believers, and make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Back in 1994, Newsboys released...