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Spiritual Maturity
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 […]

August 10, 2016

God’s Guide to Spiritual Fitness

Last week we defined spiritual fitness as the condition of being qualified and suitable for God’s purpose.   This week we will continue our teaching on spiritual fitness by describing what it looks like in the believer’s life.  We will begin by focusing on God’s purpose for man. God’s plan for man was designed long before […]

August 3, 2016

How are we to live?

“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 […]

August 25, 2015

Basics for Christian Living: Disciplined by God’s Chastisement

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous:nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” Hebrews 12:11 (KJV) When was the last time you asked God to chastise you? As human beings, we are by nature, “pain averse” and are quick to ask God […]

August 19, 2015

Basics for Christian Living: Confessing Faith with Confidence

“I have set the LORD always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalms 16:8 (NKJ) The Psalms have been described as the “mirror of the soul” for they reflect the emotions experienced by God’s people in both historic situations (the nation of Israel) and personal circumstances. They […]

August 5, 2015

Basics for Christian Living: Armed with the Mind of Christ

“Therefore, since Christ suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same mind, for he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, that he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh for the lusts of men, but for the will of God.” (1 Peter […]

June 30, 2015

Stay on the Path

 Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.  But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find it.” Matthew 7: 13-14 (NIV) There was a commercial a few years ago […]

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