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Category: Discipleship

Are You Patiently or Impatiently Waiting on God?

Are You Patiently or Impatiently Waiting on God?

Are You Patiently or Impatiently Waiting on God? “Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” (Psalm 27:14 NKJV). According to the website Brainboost.com, the average person will spend 10 years standing in line over their lifetime.  I

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I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction

I Can’t Get No Satisfaction “He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what He does”  (Ecclesiastes 3:11 NIV). “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” was a song by the English rock

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Seek Unity Not Uniformity

Seek Unity Not Uniformity

Seek Unity Not Uniformity “Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.   For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to

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Generosity is Proven to be Good for the Giver

Generosity is Proven to be Good for the Giver

Generosity is Proven to be Good for the Giver “If anyone is poor among your fellow Israelites in any of the towns of the land the Lord your God is giving you, do not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward them.   Rather, be openhanded and freely lend them whatever they need” (Deuteronomy 15:7-8 NIV). If anyone is

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Loneliness Can Lead to Ministry

Loneliness Can Lead to Ministry

Loneliness Can Lead to Ministry “It is not good for the man to be alone”  (Genesis 2:18 NIV). We were all made to live in community.  How can we “encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thessalonians 5:11) if we are isolated from others?  Loneliness is not just

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Never Grow Tired of Doing Good

Never Grow Tired of Doing Good

Never Grow Tired of Doing Good “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up” (Galatians 6:9 NIV). When I think of “doing good” I often think of John Wesley.  One of John Wesley’s most famous

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Your Gratitude Determines Your Attitude

An Attitude of Gratitude

An Attitude of Gratitude “Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” (1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV). We all know someone with a lousy attitude, maybe that person is you.  If your attitude is bad, you probably lack gratitude.  If we focus on our past mistakes

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Be Childlike not Immature

Be Childlike not Immature

Be Childlike not Immature “At that time Jesus said, “I praise you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and learned and revealed them to little children” (Matthew 11:25 NIV). One of the better-known Scriptures in the Bible is, “Let the little children come to

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How Can I Help Others?

How Can I Help Others? “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2 NIV). As Christians we are all called into ministry through our baptism and profession of faith in Jesus Christ.  Our greatest ministry for all Christians is to make disciples

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“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19 NIV).