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Category: Discipleship

In Search of Wisdom

In Search of Wisdom “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” (Proverbs 9:10 NIV). If you are reading this, you are older today than you were yesterday.  However, just because we are older does not necessarily make us wiser.  Not everyone grows wise

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Serving Single Dads: How the Church Can do More

Serving Single Dads: How the Church Can do More

Serving Single Dads “Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. They will not be put to shame when they contend with their opponents in court” (Psalm 127:5 NIV). How the church can do more? According to a recent post in the DailySignal.com, one in three children live

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Unity in the Body of Christ

Unity in the Body of Christ

Unity in the Body of Christ “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called” (Ephesians 4:2-4 NIV).

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Nurture Your Friendships

Nurture Your Friendships

Nurture Your Friendships “Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me” (John 15:4 NIV). I love to grow plants.  Every gardener knows that the key to a bountiful

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Keep Your Eye On The Prize

Keep Your Eye On The Prize “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”  (2 Timothy 4:7 NIV) We all have so many distractions that it is very hard to stay focused.  We all want to obey the first commandment and put God first

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Meal Time is Ministry Time

Meal Time is Ministry Time “When He was at the table with them, He took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them” (Luke 24:30 NIV). Many people have the false notion that ministry only occurs inside the walls of the local church.  The truth is we

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The Stranger

The Stranger

The Stranger “Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it”  (Hebrews 13:2 NIV). A friend recently told me an amazing story of kindness that begin with the simple words “excuse me.”  She was walking to her

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We Grow In The Light

We Grow In The Light

We Grow In The Light “But if we live in the light, as God is in the light, we can share fellowship with each other. Then the blood of Jesus, God’s Son, cleanses us from every sin. If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the

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What Does God Want From You?

What Does God Want From You?

What Does God Want From You? “For I desire mercy, not sacrifice, and acknowledgment of God rather than burnt offerings” (Hosea 6:6 NIV). Through our prayers and petitions we make it very clear what we want from God, but have you ever stopped to think what does God want from me? 

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Service is Ministry

Service is Ministry

Service is Ministry “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.”  (Galatians 6:10 NIV) We live in a self-serving secular world in which people act to serve their own self interests.  I had a dear friend

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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).