Category Archives: Discipline

Resolving conflicts among Christians

Jesus anticipated fractures in Christian fellowship. We should not be surprised by them but ready to seek reconciliation. Continue reading

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10 essentials for followers of Christ

10 essentials for followers of Christ. Continue reading

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10 Reasons for Church Membership

Does it really matter if I am a member of a Church? Continue reading

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When life hurts

When bad things happen to us that we cannot directly control and that prayer will not immediately change, we might find ourselves wrestling through dark nights of the soul concerning how God relates to the hardships of life. Continue reading

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Truths we must learn

God wants us to feel that our way through life is rough and perplexing, so that we may learn thankfully to lean on him. Continue reading

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What are you waiting for?

If you stumble and fall — Get up! Get moving! Refuse to fold under failure! Learn some lessons! Embrace the life God wants for you! Trust in God’s redeeming love for you! Ask God to restore His joy in you! Continue reading

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The ultimate detox center

“And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my … Continue reading

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