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Spiritual Endurance
September 25, 2018

Spiritually Fit and Ready to Go!

So roll up your sleeves, put your mind in gear, be totally ready to receive the gift that’s coming when Jesus arrives.  Don’t lazily slip back into those old grooves of evil, doing just what you feel like doing.  You didn’t know any better then; you do now.  1 Pet. 1:13-14 (The Message) If you […]

September 18, 2018

Strategies for Spiritual Fitness

“Do you not know that in a race the runners all compete, but only one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may win it.”  1 Cor. 9:24 (NRSV) In the beginning of this series, I shared that I have been using an activity tracker to improve my overall physical fitness.  The […]

September 11, 2018

Becoming World Class Believers

“Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the pride of life, is not of the Father but is of […]

September 4, 2018

God’s Guide to Spiritual Fitness

For whom He (God) foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He (Jesus) might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Romans 8:29 (NKJV) This week we will continue our teaching on spiritual fitness by describing what it looks like in the believer’s life. Examples of spiritual fitness can […]

August 21, 2018

Are You Spiritually Fit? Part 1

“For, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”  1 Timothy 4:8   (NRS) For the last 90 days, I’ve been on a journey to wellness.  It began as a result of a minor physical irritation that eventually developed […]

October 10, 2017

Faith to Persevere: The Application

“All of these died in faith without having received the promises, but from a distance they saw and greeted them. They confessed that they were strangers and foreigners on the earth.” Hebrews 11:13 (NRS)   All the Faith Hall of Famers “died in faith” not having received the promises but having seen them afar were […]

October 3, 2017

Faith to Persevere

These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. Hebrews 11:13   (NKJ) To persevere requires one to continue despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement. This requires not only spiritual power […]

September 26, 2017

Power to Persevere

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints. Ephesians 6:18 (KJV)   If you were to ask me what character trait is critical for spiritual growth and maturity, I would answer, “perseverance”; and if you were to then ask me which character […]

September 19, 2017

God’s Guide to Spiritual Fitness

In support of our 2017 Lydia’s Market theme of Living Well, I’d like to focus this week’s teaching on a key disciple that is foundational for “living well”—spiritual fitness.  For our discussion today spiritual fitness is defined as the state or condition of being qualified and suitable for God’s purpose. Examples of spiritual fitness can […]

September 12, 2017

You Know Better!

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5 (NKJV) I was a very mischievous child and admit that […]

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