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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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God’s people abide forever

We owe God the praise for who he is and for the many amazing things he accomplishes. One of those amazing things is the fact that his people continue to serve him and the church continues to grow despite the fact that we Christians are the most hated people in the world. Genuine Christians will… Continue reading God’s people abide forever

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A boy’s obedience saves his life, illustrates Christian readiness

This past Wednesday evening in the mainly Christian nation of Fiji, 43-yr-old Lekima called his 11-yr-old son, Joeli, into the house for family evening worship. The boy was out on their front porch doing his homework. He immediately walked into the house when his father called him in. Moments later, an out-of-control car sped through… Continue reading A boy’s obedience saves his life, illustrates Christian readiness

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I need a benediction

Take heart, all of you who are truly saints of God because he is always near you even when circumstances don’t seem that way. The Lord’s ultimate goal for us is always to bless us with all spiritual blessings so that in the end his name will be glorified. All we need do is place… Continue reading I need a benediction

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The type of fasting that gets God’s attention

Fasting is a powerful spiritual tool that God has given us to use to make a difference in this dark world. It is so powerful that when it’s used alongside prayer, evil spirits can be sent fleeing (Mark 9:17-29). On the other hand, in order for it to be effective, when we use it we… Continue reading The type of fasting that gets God’s attention

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Jesus works for our benefit on his mountain of myrrh & hill of frankincense

Our Lord Jesus Christ may have ascended to heaven to be at the right hand of our heavenly Father (Acts 7:55; 1 Peter 3:22) after his resurrection, but I’m thankful that he’s not just sitting there doing nothing. He’s keeping himself busy on our behalf. That comforting fact is figuratively and prophetically expressed in the… Continue reading Jesus works for our benefit on his mountain of myrrh & hill of frankincense