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Spiritual Maturity
November 7, 2017

Redeeming the Time

 “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.”   Ephesians 5:15-16 (NKJ) “Walk in wisdom toward those who are outside, redeeming the time.”  Colossians 4:5 (NKJ)  As a child, I remember going with my parents to shop for groceries. Upon paying the bill, my […]

August 29, 2017

The Wisdom of God

But we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, but to those who are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.” 1 Cor. 1:23, 24 (NKJV) After reading 1 Corinthians 1-2, I wanted to get out of my seat, stand […]

July 25, 2017

How to Untangle a Knot

When He was alone with His Disciples, Jesus went over everything, sorting out the tangles, untying the knots.  Mark 4:34 (The Message) The crowds and the Disciples were amazed as Jesus taught (Matt. 7:29; 13:54).  He was “never without a story” and used them to help His audience gain a greater understanding of God and […]

July 18, 2017

God’s Gift of Rest

“For we who have believed do enter that rest, as He has said: “So I swore in My wrath, ‘They shall not enter My rest,’ “although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.” Hebrews 4:11 (NKJV) While on vacation this month, I had the opportunity to purchase my second Fitbit device after […]

July 11, 2017

Returning to Our First Love, Part 2

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.” Revelation 2:4   (NKJ) Last week we explored the need to return to our first love, Jesus Christ.  This return is characterized by our deep devotion and love for Him.  This week we will continue this discussion by examining ways to journey back […]

June 30, 2017

Returning to Our First Love, Part 1

Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love.  Revelation 2:4 (NKJV) Who can forget their first love?  The excitement we felt when that special person entered the room.  The anticipation of seeing them and the connection that was made as eyes met.  The experience of first love, with all its […]

October 12, 2016

Dare to be a Truth Teller

“I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, And will not be ashamed.” (Psalm 119:46, NKJ) Are you a truth teller?  This might seem like a strange question to ask but it provides a great starting point for personal reflection as we close this month’s series, “In Search of Truth.”  We began the series […]

August 31, 2016

Spiritually Fit and Ready to Go???

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ ; as obedient children, not conforming yourselves to the former lusts, as in your ignorance 1 Pet. 1:13-14  (NKJ)   You have accepted responsibility […]

August 24, 2016

Developing 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 […]

August 16, 2016

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 […]

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