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Fast Forward -The Untapped Catalyst to Spiritual Growth

Fast Forward -The Untapped Catalyst to Spiritual Growth

An excellent teaching on fasting/dieting/self image by Lisa Bevere called “Fast Forward -The Untapped Catalyst to Spiritual Growth.” This is based on her personal testimony. Find it online Here, or on this site –Fast Forward Here is the intro: “The Bible says God shares insights and secrets with those who fear Him (Ps. 25:14). Since this book is all about changing your focus from what you look like to what you see, it is only fitting that I discuss the ways you can sharpen…

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Caring Enough to Ask

Caring Enough to Ask

Here is a good word from Bruce Lengeman about caring for people. Do we care enough about people to know the condition of their heart? This convicted me. When People Don’t Care Enough to Ask, “How are things going with you?”  

Wheel of Family Life

Wheel of Family Life

Keeping balance in our lives isn’t easy -at least for me anyway! I get emails from Zig Ziglar and appreciate his focus on family life. At the end of this month they have a 7 day family challenge and I am looking forward to see what it is like. Here is a link to sign up to get the emails related to it. I also just finished filling out their questionnaire to see what the condition of our family is…

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Positions & the Kingdom of God

Positions & the Kingdom of God

This morning I was reading a little from Rick Joyner’s book called “There Were Two Trees in the Garden.” He was contrasting the difference between the kingdom of this world and the kingdom of God. Here is a an excerpt that I thought was really good: Until God’s kingdom comes, men will incessantly form clubs, societies and boards in order to “feel a part” of something. There will be a striving for rank and recognition. To some degree this appeases…

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CHRISTMAS – CHRISTIAN OR PAGAN?

CHRISTMAS – CHRISTIAN OR PAGAN?

Men are likened to sheep. And sheep have a tendency to follow the crowd without questioning. Jesus however came and taught us to examine everything by God’s word. The Pharisees exalted human traditions. Jesus exalted God’s word. Man was to live by every word that proceeded from God’s mouth (Matt. 4:4). The battle that Jesus was constantly engaged in with the Pharisees was the age-long battle of God’s Word versus human traditions. In the church, we are engaged in the…

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It’s a Package Deal

It’s a Package Deal

It’s a Package Deal (En Español) In 1983 I was asked to serve as pastor of a Faith church. I had been away from the ministry for three years, and I had no idea what a “Faith” church was, except that faith as a biblical concept seemed fairly sound. So I agreed. I should add, this was not just any Faith church; it was a satellite-dish-in-the-front-yard Faith church. Painted across the top of the dish in huge, bright red letters…

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Esther & the Feast of Purim

Esther & the Feast of Purim

A few times this week I read that feast of Purim was being observed and so I decided to learn more about it. It was celebrated by Jews and some Christians yesterday as it started this past Wed. evening and concluded last evening. I learned that the Feast of Purim was likely observed by Jesus and he also healed the man at the pool of Bethesda at this time. There is so much symbolism and meaning behind the feast! It…

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Holy Spirit Radar

Holy Spirit Radar

As Christians we may sometimes wonder if God speaks to us. However, I believe it is usually just a matter of knowing and understanding the ways in which he is speaking. One of the most common ways is through the “peace of God.” In Col 3:15 we read this: And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. God’s peace in our hearts or the…

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What Are You Tolerating?

What Are You Tolerating?

Sometimes we internally tolerate things but on the outside we act like everything is fine. Two days ago a friend of mine pointed out the video clip below and it made me ponder this whole idea of how much should we be quiet and when we should speak. Jeff VanVonderen is sharing that we become emotionally unhealthy if we feel one way inside, but we act a different way. He bases a lot of this on: Matthew 5:37 (AMP) 37…

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9 Principles for Healthy Confrontation

9 Principles for Healthy Confrontation

-by Kris Vallotton When Jesus walked the earth, He had a few advantages over us. Minor things like He never sinned, for instance, so He never had to worry about hypocritically pointing out faults in others while neglecting His own. He was also God and knew the hearts of men; therefore, His assessments of people’s motives were always accurate. Undoubtedly, these advantages gave Him confidence and grace when it came to approaching a confrontation; He was neither shy nor overly…

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