The 7 Attributes of Successful Christians (Part 3)

November 19, 2011 by  
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The Last Three Attributes: Each of the attributes discussed in this 3-part series are exhibited throughout the Bible. Solomon extols understanding. John promotes and writes about love. Paul introduces most of his letters with grace, mercy, and peace; with peace as one of the final three attributes. However, it will take a great amount of […]

Jesus Christ is Building an Organization

March 24, 2010 by  
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Jesus Christ is building an administration. He is calling us to be kings and priests, and we will reign on the Earth with Him (Revelation 5:10). God is organized. We can look all around us and see symmetry, coordination, and interdependence. Throughout His Creation, from the planets and stars of galaxies beyond, to the smallest […]

The 7 Attributes of Successful Christians (Part 2)

March 14, 2010 by  
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In this second installment of The Seven Attributes of Highly Successful Christians, we will introduce another two characteristics that contribute to our success as Christians. In Part 1 discussed the attributes of wisdom and understanding. We are a people as called from God, outliers. This means we are outside the normal ‘curve’ of Christianity. Our […]

When Your Hope is Hanging By a Thread

May 25, 2009 by  
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    “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11) I’m sure there have been times in your life when you’ve felt like giving up or letting go of some ethereal dream. A […]

An Invitation for True Knowledge and Wisdom

March 12, 2009 by  
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My in-laws told a story set in the not-too-distant past where people they knew used to brag about the drinking competitions they engaged in during  lunch, at work. The ‘competitors’ were quite proud of their ability to guzzle down as much alcohol as they could; however, that was not the end of the story. Many […]

From the 5th to the 10th Degree

December 21, 2008 by  
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I’m an advocate of the ‘old school.’ I like being old fashioned in more ways than I can count. One of the most important items considered old fashion today is the Bible. It’s pretty old, but by no means is it ‘old fashion.’ The Bible may be old, but the more we read it, the […]

5 Steps in Our Approach to Prayer

December 6, 2008 by  
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Here are some ways we can improve our daily prayer life:   Believe He’s the rewarder of those who diligently seek him (Hebrews 11:6) Study your bible (2 Timothy 3:16) Obey God (John 9:31, Acts 5:32) Translate it into learning (Acts 8:26-31, Hebrews 10:23-25) Pray  (1 Thessalonians 5:17-18) What are your thoughts on improving the […]

The Pursuit of Happiness

December 31, 2007 by  
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It’s 6 o’clock on Monday morning and many in the Western world are scrambling, getting ready to pursue yet another futile, never-ending, self-defeating weekly expedition better known as the ‘rat race.’ According to a February 2007 survey conducted by The U.S. Conference Board, less than 35% of American workers under the age of 25 are […]

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