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Spiritual Maturity
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 […]

May 5, 2015

Watch and Pray

“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) Thursday, May 7th, will mark the annual National Day of Prayer. Christians across this nation will gather together in churches, auditoriums, and community centers to pray for the nation. It’s not […]

January 20, 2015

Practicing God’s Presence In the Routine

If you were to ask people to list the things they feared, you would probably find on that list, “boredom”, especially boredom in the routine activities of life. This is a common dread for anyone who desires to fill their existence with excitement and vibrancy. There are many differing opinions about boredom. Here are a […]

January 6, 2015

Things I Learned in 2014

“Let us search out and examine our ways, And turn back to the LORD.” Lamentations 3:40 (NKJ) I’ve had several conversations this holiday season with my grandnephew as he shared his impressions and experiences about his first semester in college. Oh my, the memories that came to my mind. The lessons he had learned and […]

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