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Nov 22 2012

Unity and Obedience

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In Exodus 24, the Israelites may not have agreed on the details, but they chose to agree on one basic thing: obedience.

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God told Jeremiah, “I chose you before you were born.”

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salt and light verse

The assumption that “more churches + more Christians = more impact” is not always true.

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story of nehemiah

God is greater than any problem or challenge on the face of the earth. Nehemiah worshiped and praised God for who He is and brought an impossible situation to the God of possibilities.

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Nov 16 2012

Resting in Jesus

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Jesus knows how hard it is to keep up with the demands of your day. But He also knows the importance of rest.

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Have you ever asked yourself what inspires you? Those are the things we can hold onto for inspiration.

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Nov 14 2012

Courage in the Storm

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Sometimes, in the midst of any kind of storm in our lives, we start to wonder if there is any possibility we will come out alive.

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Nov 13 2012

Equipped to Serve

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During the supper, Jesus prepared Himself to wash His disciples’ feet. He did this because He knew what was coming.

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When we or the people we care for are facing difficult circumstances, we can always trust in Jesus. He often displays His works in our lives through our sufferings.

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Imagine! There is a big donor conference to raise millions of dollars to further God’s kingdom. Jesus has been invited to chair this conference. A donor announces a donation of 100 million dollars, but the Master is not impressed.
The people around wonder why He is not cheering up! The Master says to the…

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Nov 8 2012

It Is Not In Vain

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Here on this earth, we are the hands, eyes, and feet that God uses as instruments to fulfill His purpose and His dream.

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light shine

Just as Daniel shined before his colleagues—despite threats and difficult situations — we need to let our light shine before the people God places in our paths.

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Nov 6 2012

Change of Heart

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Others’ acceptance of the fact that we are making a difference is important — especially when they are from a different faith and are well educated. It means we are achieving our goals.

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called to be encouragers

We live in a fallen world, and the Enemy provides endless opportunities for us to be discouraged and fearful. So it makes sense that the Word of God, our spiritual armor, is filled with examples of people encouraging others.

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The more often we can take ownership and responsibility for any action, the more unified we become.

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Nov 1 2012

Good and Pleasant

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Don’t think about your grumpy supervisor or your stubborn subordinate; think about yourself! What can you do to change your office atmosphere?

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Despite the differences in religious affiliations, we all worship together, and we see each other as belonging to the same Father.

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Our commission is to make disciples of all nations, acting as Jesus’ hands and feet during our time on earth, seeing children, families, and communities released from spiritual and physical poverty in His name.

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Despite all the difficulties, conflicts, and unbearable situations, it is better to be inside the Church than outside the Church. It is better to be under God’s covering than outside of it.

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Oct 26 2012

They Know

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We emphasize God’s Word in the curriculum at the student centers. The tutors who impart the Word to the children are a blessing to the program and the beneficiaries.

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Oct 25 2012

Is the Word in You?

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Where have you kept the “Word”? Having the Bible in your bag, under your pillow, or on your desk is not enough. The only way to walk blameless before God is by reading and meditating on it, allowing the Word to prune you, shape you, and enable you to become a candidate for heaven.

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grow your faith

We’ve heard so many sermons and we’ve been exposed to the Word of God for many years, but many of us still find that we are not growing as we should be. This happens because we don’t take any action and usually end up forgetting what He’s told us.

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live out your faith

As the scripture says, it is a message to obey, not just listen to. The message we received, the Word of God, was created to be obeyed, not merely listened to, just like phones were created to be tools for communication between people, not as decorative items just to look at.

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Oct 22 2012

Let the Wise Listen

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We sometimes fail to listen to advice because we are looking for the “right” person, someone of equal standing. We need to listen regardless of the speaker. Pride can hinder our ability to listen; humility has a way of enabling us to listen.

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Oct 19 2012

United We Build

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The men of Babel were very responsive to the call from their leaders. Many might have taken offense with each other, but instead they ignored it, accepted each other, and continued building together.

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