Living Sacrifice

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Living Sacrifice

“Present your bodies a living sacrifice.” – Romans 12:1 A living sacrifice is what we are to be as believers in Jesus, as Christians we are to offer a living sacrifice not a dead sacrifice, not a lifeless, costless sacrifice but a living one. Nor are we to offer something old and outdated but to offer this sacrifice today and every new day. Not as … Read More

His Plans

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His Plans

“Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire but you.” – Psalm 73:25 Abraham, Moses, Elijah, and David gave themselves wholly to God without reservation, so that He could accomplish His plans through them. Committed to His Plans: Life teaches us that if anyone desires to carry out some big task, he must commit himself to it wholeheartedly. As fully … Read More

Meekness A Characteristic of Leadership

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Meekness A Characteristic of Leadership

Meekness A Characteristic of Leadership. I know meekness and leadership seem as if they shouldn’t be in the same sentence. However, being meek is greatly misunderstood by many people if not by the masses. To describe meekness as a quality characteristic of leadership doesn’t even sound close to being right in the eyes of most people today. However, this post is not about how our … Read More

Daily Christian Living

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Daily Christian Living

Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous: – 1 Peter 3:8 Directions for daily Christian living could not be spelled out more clearly than here in our verse. Think about this for a moment; Can you see what a marvel it would be to find a community of believers living out their … Read More

Just As Before

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just as before

…So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him. – Judges 16:20 This story is certainly one to create a holy fear in the heart of one that Loves the Lord. It is a sad story but one we must take … Read More

Blessedness of Obedience

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Blessedness of Obedience

“For I have known him, ( Abraham ) in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the LORD, to do righteousness and justice…” – Genesis 18:19 “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word…He who does not love Me does not keep My word.” – John 14:23,24 *Obedience is the law of spiritual … Read More