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Category: Discipleship

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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Special Needs Children & Special Needs Families

Special Needs Children & Special Needs Families

Special Needs Children & Special Needs Families “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it” (Proverbs 22:6 NIV). My second child, Kyle, was born May 24, 2002. He was a big, healthy baby and was, and will

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The Importance of Christian Study

The Importance of Christian Study

The Importance of Christian Study “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16 NIV). For many of us the thought of studying brings back memories of cramming for exams in high school or college.  Many men would rather engage in

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The Power of Prayer

The Power of Prayer “The priests and the Levites stood to bless the people, and God heard them, for their prayer reached heaven, His holy dwelling place.” (2 Chronicles 30:27 NIV) It is important to understand that the power of prayer does not come from us.  Prayer is not special

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The Heart of a Child is the Key to Heaven

The Heart of a Child is the Key to Heaven

The Heart of a Child is the Key to Heaven “And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for

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A Holy Calling

A Holy Calling

A Holy Calling “Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses” (1 Timothy 6:12 NIV). There are many examples in the Bible of God calling His people.  He called out to Adam

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Wisdom from the Psalms

Wisdom from the Psalms “Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands” (Psalm 119:66). As a young child, I did not particularly enjoy reading the Psalms.  I found them to be boring, and I could not understand or relate to them.  Upon my confirmation, I received a

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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).