The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

Can Something Be True for You, but Not True for Me?

Posted on: January 31, 2017

TRUTH IS WHAT GOD SAYS IT IS, REGARDLESS OF WHAT WE THINK On one level, yes, something can be true for you but not true for me. For example, I actually like broccoli. It’s not that I don’t hate it. It’s that I like it. I enjoy eating it. If you asked me if broccoli…

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How Hard to We Have to Pray?

Posted on: January 24, 2017

THERE IS A BALANCE BETWEEN HAMMERING ON HEAVEN’S DOOR AND ACCEPTING THAT IT MAY NOT OPEN Last week, I shared my struggle with the fact that God instructs us to importune (ask someone pressingly and persistently for or to do something) Him for things that are of great importance to us. The big question is,…

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How Does God Confer Dignity on Us?

Posted on: January 17, 2017

GOD GIVES US THE DIGNITY OF CAUSALITY I was struggling with the Lord a while back over an issue in my life that I wanted to have resolved. It has gone on so long that some time ago I had concluded that I either needed to stop praying about it and let it go (because…

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What do you do when God asks you to “sit – stay?!?”

Posted on: January 10, 2017

THERE ARE TIMES WHEN OUR JOB IS TO DO NOTHING A number of years ago, my wife and I attended a dog show highlighting canine obedience trials. Inside a large performance arena, one at a time, the dogs had to start, stop, change directions, return to their trainer, jump back and forth over a high,…

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Four Principles for Greater Spiritual Strength in the New Year

Posted on: January 03, 2017

GOD MAY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING IN YOU BEFORE HE CAN DO SOMETHING THROUGH YOU As we turn the page on a New Year, it is natural to think ahead to new goals and purposes. Ephesians 2:10 speaks powerfully to where this tendency comes from: “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for…

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