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Mark Altrogge

  • Fretting and Fearful for Our Nation? Here’s Some Good Advice…

    Do you fret over the state of this nation? Are you fearful about the way things are going with our government? If so, Psalm 37 has some good instruction for you.
    Mark Altrogge
    January 14,2014
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  • Before You Make That Decision

    Many of us face difficult and life-changing decisions. We can be grateful for God’s incredible promise in Psalm 32:8.
    Mark Altrogge
    January 7,2014
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  • God Is Not Man… and Am I Ever Glad

    We should scour the Bible for his promises, ask him to fulfill them and thank him that he won’t change his mind or forget to do what he’s promised.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 31,2013
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  • The Kind of People God Loves to Use

    In this day of celebrities and even celebrity pastors, it’s good to remind ourselves that God loves to save and work through common ordinary people. That’s one truth the Christmas story teaches us.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 24,2013
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  • The Root of My Anger

    We want something and can’t get it, so we fight and quarrel. So here’s a million-dollar question that helps expose that root: What do I want right now that I’m not getting?
    Mark Altrogge
    December 17,2013
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  • How to Avoid the Whirling Dervish Syndrome This Christmas

    To avoid the Whirling Dervish Syndrome this Christmas, as hard as it is to do, we must seek to stay our minds on Jesus and trust in him.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 10,2013
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  • Powerful Promises for the Discouraged

    I guarantee you Jesus will help you and change you. You may not see drastic changes from day to day, but I promise you that 5 years from now you will say to me you can’t believe how much Jesus has changed you.
    Mark Altrogge
    December 3,2013
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  • Who Are You Serving This Thanksgiving?

    Thanksgiving is a great day to imitate Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve. Here are a few ideas.
    Mark Altrogge
    November 6,2012
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  • Turn Your Cash into Thanks and Praise

    We tend to think of the blessings WE will get through our generosity. How WE will reap. Or we think of the joy we will give OTHERS. But don’t forget what GOD will get when we give – thanksgiving and praise.
    Mark Altrogge
    November 19,2013
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  • Who Needs the Church Anyway?

    Paul tells the Ephesian believers that God is building them together locally to be a dwelling place for God by the Spirit. How can we be built together with other believers if we’re not part of a church?
    Mark Altrogge
    November 12,2013
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  • You CAN Rein in That Rage

    Anger is explosive and feels uncontrollable. But we can be slow to anger. God says we can rule our spirit.
    Mark Altrogge
    November 5,2013
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  • Who Died and Made Me Judge?

    Much of the time anger involves making a judgment: What that person did to me was wrong and I have a right to be angry about it. Yet only God is capable of perfectly righteous anger, because God is the perfectly righteous judge.
    Mark Altrogge
    October 29,2013
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  • Be Sloooooooooooow to Anger

    Anger usually feels like it erupts instantaneously from nowhere, like Mt. St. Helens. Yet the Bible says we should be slow to anger.
    Mark Altrogge
    October 22,2013
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  • Guarding Our Eyes in a Visual Culture

    When God tells us, “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you,” he is telling us to guard our hearts by watching what we expose ourselves to.
    Mark Altrogge
    October 15,2013
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  • Thoughts Arising out of Nowhere, Like Moths...

    Have you ever wondered where our thoughts come from? Have you ever said Now where did that thought come from when some bizarre thought popped into your head? Sometimes it seems they arise out of nowhere, like my moths.
    Mark Altrogge
    October 8,2013
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  • Who Do You Trust?

    We put our trust in experts all the time. Yet how hard it is to trust the Lord at times. We can worry and fret and try to figure things out on our own. We can easily become downcast when life gets hard. We can wonder if God really hears our prayers.
    Stephen Altrogge
    October 1,2013
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  • The Lord of Hosts Who Conquers Through Pots of Clay

    Years ago, miserable in my slavery to sin, I cried out, “God please change me.” I didn’t ask him to save me, I just knew I needed help. Little did I know magnitude of my request.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 24,2013
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  • How to Achieve Ultimate Success

    Turn on the TV and you’ll see all kinds of gurus telling you how to be successful and fulfilled. But what does God have to say?
    Mark Altrogge
    September 17,2013
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  • Murphy’s Law or God’s Law?

    Waiting is an act of faith. Because in waiting for the Lord, we are saying, Lord I trust in you. Faith waits confidently for the Lord to fulfill his promises.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 10,2013
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  • What Are You Willing to Risk?

    Jesus risked it all for us – not only did he risk it all, he gave it all. We should be willing to take risks for him.
    Mark Altrogge
    September 3,2013
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