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

Thoughts on Hurricanes and God

Posted on: September 11, 2017

DID PRAYER REDUCE THE DAMAGE OF IRMA? As I write this, Hurricane Irma has been downgraded to a tropical storm, and Florida is beginning to lift its head and assess the damage, as what’s left of Irma sweeps northwest across Georgia into Alabama. The bad news is that Florida was pounded heavily by Irma. The…

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Six Powerful Forces That Shape Every Christian

Posted on: September 05, 2017

  HARNESSING THESE FORCES CAN HELP US ACHIEVE OUR GOD-GIVEN POTENTIAL If you harness these six forces for good, they can help you achieve your highest spiritual potential in life. If you simply let these forces act upon you, you will be dragged down to your lowest potential. Your stewardship of these six forces will…

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How to Feel Closer to God

Posted on: August 29, 2017

  OUR FEELINGS FOR GOD DEPEND ON OUR MASTERY OF THE FACTS Most Christians would like to feel closer to God. We would like to feel warm affection for Him when we meet with Him for prayer and personal worship. We would like to feel loyalty to Him when we are otherwise pulled to sin.…

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Is God’s Love For You Personal Or Professional?

Posted on: August 22, 2017

DOES GOD LOVE YOU MERELY BECAUSE YOU’RE A HUMAN (PROFESSIONAL), OR BECAUSE YOU ARE “YOU” (PERSONAL)? Many years ago when I first became a Christian, I struggled with being able to believe that God loved me. When I looked at all my shortcomings, my inadequacies, and my behavior, it was difficult for me to believe…

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Do You Have A Magnum Adoratio?

Posted on: August 15, 2017

HELP WHEN YOU’RE TOO WEARY TO WORSHIP I mentioned last week that my greatest challenges in spending time nurturing my relationship with God are fatigue and distraction, and that there are three things I do when I don’t feel like spending time with God or worshiping Him. I remind myself of truth, that there is…

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Refresh Your Dry Times With God

Posted on: August 08, 2017

3 TIPS: WHEN YOU DON’T FEEL LIKE SPENDING TIME WITH GOD It is generally understood that one of the spiritual disciplines a Christian should have is to set aside a block of time each day – or most days – to pray, read the Word and cultivate one’s relationship with God. But what do we…

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5 Lies Satan Uses to Deceive You

Posted on: July 15, 2017

WHAT LIES ARE YOU BELIEVING? Scripture calls Satan both “the father of lies” and “the destroyer.” Last week we made the point that Satan’s main strategy in the spiritual war in which we all find ourselves is to deceive us in order to destroy us. This week, we will look at some of the specific…

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Are You Alert to Satan’s Strategies?

Posted on: July 11, 2017

  A MAIN STRATEGY OF SATAN IS TO DECEIVE IN ORDER TO DESTROY! It does no one any good not to operate on the basis of truth. Being in touch with reality is an essential part of a well-ordered life. As Jesus said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free.”…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted on: July 04, 2017

AMERICA: ONE NATION UNDER GOD! Today in America we celebrate our 241st birthday. Americans are united, not by geography, not by race, not by national heritage, but by an idea: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that…

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Do You Act Like Who You Are?

Posted on: June 27, 2017

REFINE YOUR SELF IMAGE TO HELP REFINE YOUR BEHAVIOR We will never outperform our self-image. Said another way, we will always act consistently with how we see ourselves. Much self-destructive behavior, much under-achievement, much misdirected activity can be linked to the fact that we have an inadequate understanding of who we really are. If we…

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