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Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

I’m thankful to the Lord every day for his word and for the saints whose actions are recorded in it, setting the example for me in how I should conduct myself. Although I’m not even close to being in the same class as the apostle Paul, it’s something I strive toward. I admire how he… Continue reading Approaching ministry full blast with confidence

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When God calls you from the shallow end to dive deeper

When I learned how to swim ages ago, I can remember that after several lessons of learning the basics how the instructor expected everyone in my swimming class to leave the shallow end and dive off the deep end to swim the whole length of the pool. I was hesitant about doing that because diving… Continue reading When God calls you from the shallow end to dive deeper

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Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?

Author & minister Diane Hoffmann says she has noticed something about a lot of churches. A large number of church leaders avoid discussing the end times with churchgoers or the unchurched despite the fact many have questions about it. Among the reasons given for avoidance of the topic are: Church leaders believe the Bible should… Continue reading Are the end times a scary topic for church leaders?

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Teen girl’s gut feeling saves man from house fire

“I kind of think that it was God speaking through me and that he needed help, and so I guess, God was working through me to help this man, and is very fortunate that me and my dad could be there or it would have been a lot worse.” That’s according to high school senior… Continue reading Teen girl’s gut feeling saves man from house fire

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Grasping the gold standard of godly service

Hebrews 9:24 tells us that the holy places of worship–the tabernacle and the Jerusalem temples with all their God-ordained furnishings–are “figures of the true” holy place in heaven. They are symbols or patterns of the spiritual truths of God’s kingdom. If you study what the Old Testament says about those holy places when they were… Continue reading Grasping the gold standard of godly service

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The prophet who just wouldn’t shut up and do as he was told

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: … a time to keep silence, and a time to speak… Ecclesiastes 3:1, 7b Peacemakers. That is what all believers in Christ are called to be. Paul even told us in Romans 12:18 that if at all possible to… Continue reading The prophet who just wouldn’t shut up and do as he was told

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Chosen in Christ to wear new clothes and drink the new wine

Something that believers in Christ should be aware of is the fact that when you are living for the Lord, people will not always understand you–even if they are Christians. All too often misunderstandings come when the Lord wants us to move in a different direction or use a different method for his timeless message… Continue reading Chosen in Christ to wear new clothes and drink the new wine