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Category: Men’s Ministry

True Confession of the Heart: My Hatred Is Strong

What is in Your Heart – Envy or Contentment?

What is in Your Heart – Envy or Contentment? “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us” (Hebrews 12:1 NIV). Hebrews 12:1

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The Greatest Threat To The Church Is…

The Greatest Threat To The Church Is… “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others” (Matthew 6:5 NIV). I think when most people think about threats to the local church,

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The Thorn of Divorce

The Thorn of Divorce “Therefore, to keep me from being too elated, a thorn was given me in the flesh, a messenger of Satan to torment me, to keep me from being too elated.  Three times I appealed to the Lord about this, that it would leave me, but he said

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An Identity Crisis Hurts Men and Families

An Identity Crisis Hurts Men and Families “In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will” (Ephesians 1:11 (NIV). One of the saddest things I have seen is what happens on occasion to some strong and

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Showing Humility Is Showing Jesus

Showing Humility Is Showing Jesus “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.  Rather; in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others” (Philippians 2:3-4 NIV). Jesus walked the earth and engaged in meaningful and transformational relationships

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Meekness Is Not Weakness

Meekness Is Not Weakness “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Matthew 5:5 NIV).  Jesus described himself as gentle in Matthew 11:29, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (emphasis added). 

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Gentleness In Action

Gentleness In Action “Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted” (Galatians 6:1, underline added for emphasis). What image comes to your mind when you hear the word “gentleness”?  I

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How Can We Lead During A Pandemic?

How Can We Lead During A Pandemic? “Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save” (Psalm 146 NIV). I enjoy participating in several men’s groups throughout the week.  Before COVID-19 these groups would meet in person at a local church, restaurant, or somebody’s house and we would

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A Ministry Making a Positive Impact – The KINGDOM Group!

A Ministry Making a Positive Impact – The KINGDOM Group! I want to bring to your attention to a ministry that is making a positive impact in locally and nationally.  The KINGDOM Group International, Inc. is a Baton Rouge based organization that is successfully addressing racial and cultural divisiveness.  For

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“But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33 (KJV)