the kingdom

 quoting from John chapter 3, “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and…

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finding strength

there was a time when we were burned out, for lack of a better term. i do not believe in burnout. i think that you should do something for the kingdom of God. you should work in a church. it would be best to put your talents to use, even cleaning, ushering, or taking roll—all…

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the mountain

“who are you, great mountain?” the lyrics from the song Never Lost (written by Rita E. Springer and Catherine Elizabeth Mullins) resonated in my spirit as my mind began to contemplate the identity of the mountain. the anointed choir melodically flowed through this portion of the poetic composition, possibly without noticing the inspiration that had…

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Christian mentality

life constantly throws you curveballs. not long after you successfully overcome an obstacle, another will present itself. the question is, did you learn anything from what you went through? some people repeat the same cycle and never pick up on the lesson hidden in the trial. we may get stuck in a rut without even…

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conferences

 conferences and conventions of various themes are usually where those of like interest come and explore. there may be classical displays that an individual revels in their feelings of nostalgia. the venue may show new innovative ways to accomplish necessary tasks or assist in producing superior performance. in the world of church conferences, there is…

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the book of Nahum

the prophet Nahum delivered a message that he called “The burden of Nineveh” (Nahum 1:1, KJV, Tyndale 1987). this “burden” was not your typical prophecy; Nahum would not be preaching repentance. this foretelling was a message of irreversible doom. some 100 to 120 years earlier, God had sent Jonah with a well-received Word and a…

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transfigured

   i love the Word of God! it’s so hard for me to pick my favorite scripture because, as a whole, the Bible is complete and excellent. certain scriptures stand out or reveal something to me as i study from time to time. a comparison came to me recently. this comparison is not necessarily doctrine,…

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my favorite passage: part 3

the text that i read starting in Ephesians 3:14 says, “for this cause I bow my knees.” what cause is Paul referring to? what is this calling that he is so passionate about? what purpose in Kingdom ministry to which Paul was called would he fulfill to the extent of “tribulations”? this cause for which…

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my favorite passage: part 2

i wanted to share a few things i have learned that have impacted me for eternity. some of these things, you would think, should be common sense for a Christian. most of these have a similar theme, and it boils down to people and relationships. people are the heartbeat of God. it’s why He created…

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my favorite passage: part 1

today, i would like to start a multiple part study that examines one of my favorite passages. i feel that every Christian, and future Christian, would benefit from taking on this type of attitude toward servitude. it’s incredible how the Apostle Paul affirms his calling and purpose in the ministry to which he was called…

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