Wonderful Counselor

“In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened. But the angel said to them, “‘Do not be afraid; […]

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The Art of Mentoring

Several years ago Robert Clinton analyzed the lives of 600 leaders in historical and contemporary Christianity and concluded that most did not finish well.(Connecting: The Mentoring Relationships You Need to Succeed in Life, Navpress, 1992)  But those who did finish strong had mentors and accountability. Who are your mentors? Who is holding you accountable and […]

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How to Live with Purpose and Power

“Truly, truly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever the Father does, these things the Son also does in like manner. For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father […]

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This is God’s Will

“In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”                  (1 Thessalonians 5:18) People often ask, “What is God’s will for me?”  Well, here is one clear answer.  God desires His followers to be grateful and to continually see Him in everything.  What […]

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Come Clean

We all make mistakes, some small, some BIG!  It’s what you do after the mistake that reveals your character and determines your future. Praise God we don’t have to hide our sins or hold on to them and spend an entire life trying to compensate for feeling guilty. We can cry out with King David… […]

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Worthy of Your Call

I can so sink my teeth into this prayer, for myself and for others. Read it slowly and reflect on every word. “We constantly pray for you, that our God may count you worthy of his calling, and that by his power he may fulfill every good purpose of yours and every act prompted by […]

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Sheep Need a Shepherd

It’s no small coincidence that throughout Scripture, we are compared to sheep.  Like sheep, we have at least 4 basic negative behaviors.  We are: Stubborn – We think we know best and want to go our own way. Afraid – We fear failure, rejection…you name it! Anxious – We worry about the past and the […]

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Go with the Flow

“The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.” (John 3:8) At  some point in life, we’ve all tossed a feather or light object into the air to watch it be swept […]

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Finding and Replacing Your Idols

What is an idol?  It is anything that has become more important to you than God, anything that dominates your thinking more than God.  We can make an idol out of anything, and we do.  Idol-making is a natural process, for every human longs to live for something, therefore we continually search for some idea, […]

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Beneath the Surface

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.  “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts.”  (Isaiah 55: 8-9) Much like an iceberg, there is more to life than meets the eye. […]

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