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14 spiritual disciplines

“Train yourself to be godly”(1 Timothy 4:7). What does your training plan include? See 7 disciplines of abstinence and 7 disciplines of activity. Continue reading

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How does God bring us to maturity?

Use this for a small group series or a sermon series. Seven primary resources for spiritual maturity. Continue reading

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Parable of the unworthy servant

The attitude of true followers of Jesus. Continue reading

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What to expect as a Christian

Along with forgiveness, restored fellowship with God, and joy, you’ll experience several new desires.  Continue reading

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Why keep on praying (4 reasons)

This kind of prayer seems confusing so allow me to share some insights… Continue reading

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Never give up on prayer

Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do.

Consider two people from opposite ends of the continuum of power and privilege: a corrupt Judge and a persistent widow.
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7 resources for spiritual maturity

Spiritual growth requires looking ahead and looking back. Continue reading

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The pathetic idea of flesh trying to be holy

The devil loves to invert truth and turn it into a lie, and probably what he has been saying to you is this: “Try not to fulfill the lusts of the flesh, and then you will walk in the Spirit,” as though the latter were a reward for the former. He knows that in this way, he will keep you preoccupied with yourself, instead of being preoccupied with Christ. Victory over the flesh is not to be attained — it is to be received. Continue reading

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10 essentials for followers of Christ

10 essentials for followers of Christ. 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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