A WEEK IN THE LIFE

A Week in the Life is a community of people on a journey of personal growth who have a desire to advance good and make an eternal impact in the world. We invite you to join the conversation here by clicking on the pictures below, reading the passages and articles then contributing your thoughts in the comments section under each post. You can also connect on social media by clicking the icons.

The Witness

Nov 23, 2020 |

But Stephen, full of the Holy Spirit, looked up to heaven and saw the glory of God and Jesus standing at the right hand of God. “Look,” he said, “I see heaven open and the Son of Man standing at the right hand”…

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Spirit and Wisdom

Nov 16, 2020 |

Choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word…

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Unstoppable

Nov 9, 2020 |

Therefore, in the present case, I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men…

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Good, Bad & Ugly

Nov 2, 2020 |

The apostles performed many signs and wonders among the people. More and more men and women believed in the Lord and were added to their number. Crowds gathered also from the towns around…

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Extraordinary

Oct 26, 2020 |

Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name given to mankind by which we must be saved. When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were ordinary men…

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The Name

Oct 19, 2020 |

Peter said, “Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.” Taking him by the right hand, he helped him up, and instantly the man’s feet…

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Together

Oct 12, 2020 |

They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They broke bread…

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Power Move

Oct 5, 2020 |

When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire…

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Don’t Stand There

Sep 28, 2020 |

They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going when suddenly two men dressed in white stood beside them. “Men of Galilee,” they said, “why do you stand here looking into the sky?…

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He Is Able

Sep 21, 2020 |

Now to him who is able to establish you in accordance with my gospel, the message I proclaim about Jesus Christ, in keeping with the revelation of the mystery hidden for long ages past, but now revealed…

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Bear with Me

Sep 14, 2020 |

We who are strong ought to bear with the failings of the weak and not to please ourselves. Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up. May the God who gives endurance…

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Don’t Get in the Way

Sep 7, 2020 |

Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. For the kingdom of God is not a matter…

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The Unpaid Debt

Aug 31, 2020 |

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. Love your neighbor as yourself. Love does not harm a neighbor. Therefore love…

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Change Your Mind

Aug 24, 2020 |

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing, and perfect will…

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Have Mercy

Aug 17, 2020 |

Just as you who were at one time disobedient to God have now received mercy as a result of their disobedience, so they too have now become disobedient in order that they too may now receive mercy…

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A Beautiful Message

Aug 10, 2020 |

How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can…

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Care Too Much

Aug 3, 2020 |

I speak the truth in Christ — I am not lying. I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my people…

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Never Forget

Jul 27, 2020 |

If Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know…

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Total Victory

Jul 20, 2020 |

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us…

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A Winnable War

Jul 13, 2020 |

Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law…

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The Rescue Story

Jul 6, 2020 |

Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with him. For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, he cannot die again; death no longer has mastery over him…

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Peace and Hope

Jun 29, 2020 |

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand…

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Faith That Works

Jun 22, 2020 |

One who does not work but trusts God who justifies the ungodly, their faith is credited as righteousness. David says the same thing when he speaks of the blessedness of the one to whom God credits…

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Same Difference

Jun 15, 2020 |

This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified…

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Check Yourself

Jun 8, 2020 |

You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things…

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Foolish Hearts

Jun 1, 2020 |

For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Although they claimed to be wise, they became…

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Purpose and Power

May 25, 2020 |

I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes. For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith…

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A Test Worth Taking

May 18, 2020 |

Examine yourselves to see whether you are in the faith; test yourselves. Do you not realize that Christ Jesus is in you—unless, of course, you fail the test? And I trust that you will discover that we have not failed…

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Vision of Humility

May 11, 2020 |

Therefore, to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me…

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Celebrity or Servant?

May 4, 2020 |

But I don’t consider myself inferior in any way to these “super-apostles” who teach such things. I may be unskilled as a speaker, but I’m not lacking in knowledge. We have made this clear to you…

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One Voice

Apr 27, 2020 |

You are judging by appearances. If anyone is confident that they belong to Christ, they should consider again that we belong to Christ just as much as they do. So even if I boast somewhat freely about…

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He Gives, We Give

Apr 20, 2020 |

This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves…

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It’s Better to Give

Apr 13, 2020 |

In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability…

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Not Here

Apr 6, 2020 |

Suddenly two men stood beside them. In their fright, the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here…

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Hurts So Good

Mar 30, 2020 |

Even if I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it. Though I did regret it—I see that my letter hurt you, but only for a little while— yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because…

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Clear a Path

Mar 23, 2020 |

We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way: in great endurance; in troubles…

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A New Point of View

Mar 16, 2020 |

So from now on, we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer. Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone…

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Jars of Clay

Mar 9, 2020 |

But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair…

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Confidence & Glory

Mar 2, 2020 |

Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God. He has made us competent…

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Love to Forgive

Feb 24, 2020 |

Now instead, you ought to forgive and comfort him, so that he will not be overwhelmed by excessive sorrow. I urge you, therefore, to reaffirm your love for him. Another reason I wrote you…

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Built to Comfort

Feb 17, 2020 |

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort those in any trouble…

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Open Doors

Feb 10, 2020 |

A great door for effective work has opened to me, and there are many who oppose me. Be on your guard; stand firm in your faith; be of great courage; be strong. Do everything in love…

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Beyond the Grave

Feb 3, 2020 |

For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable and the mortal with immortality…

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Build Up

Jan 28, 2020 |

What then shall we say, brothers and sisters? When you come together, each of you has a hymn, or a word of instruction, a revelation, a tongue or an interpretation. Everything must be done so that the church…

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Artificial Noisemaker

Jan 20, 2020 |

If I speak in the tongues of men or angels but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith…

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One for All

Jan 13, 2020 |

Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit to form one body. Even so, the body is not made up of one part…

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The Good of Others

Jan 6, 2020 |

I have the right to do anything, you say – but not everything is beneficial. I have the right to do anything – but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their good, but the good of others…

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All People

Dec 30, 2019 |

To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings…

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Hope

Dec 25, 2019 |

May you experience the hope that is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ this Christmas season. Hope is the benefit and not the doubt. It is silver in the lining. It knows the sunshine is somewhere behind the rain…

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Power of Empathy

Dec 16, 2019 |

Be careful, however, that the exercise of your rights does not become a stumbling block to the weak. So this weak brother or sister, for whom Christ died, is destroyed by your knowledge…

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Whatever

Dec 13, 2019 |

Nevertheless, each person should live as a believer in whatever situation the Lord has assigned to them, just as God has called them. This is the rule I lay down in all the churches…

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Judgy

Dec 2, 2019 |

I have already passed judgment in the name of our Lord Jesus. What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? God will judge those outside…

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First Things First

Nov 25, 2019 |

The person and character of God is the catalyst for David’s praise and thanksgiving. It is what he recognizes first before he calls attention to the things God has done. He keeps first things first and doesn’t…

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Row the Boat

Nov 18, 2019 |

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove…

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The Grown-Up Table

Nov 11, 2019 |

Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it…

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Not Human

Nov 5, 2019 |

We speak a message of wisdom among the mature, but not the wisdom of this age or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. No, we declare God’s wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden…

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Uncommon Sense

Oct 28, 2019 |

For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved, it is the power of God. Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is…

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It’s Personal

Oct 21, 2019 |

But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way, you will fulfill the law of Christ. If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive…

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License to Love

Oct 14, 2019 |

You were running a good race. Who cut in on you to keep you from obeying the truth? That kind of persuasion does not come from the one who calls you. You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free…

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All In The Family

Oct 8, 2019 |

But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those under the law, that we might receive adoption to sonship. Because you are his sons…

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Reborn Free

Sep 30, 2019 |

So in Christ Jesus, you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there…

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Grace Wins

Sep 23, 2019 |

For through the law, I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God…

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Free to Live

Sep 16, 2019 |

Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, to whom be glory…

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Suit Up

Sep 9, 2019 |

Finally, be strong in the Lord and the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. Therefore take up the whole armor of God…

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Copycats

Sep 2, 2019 |

Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children and walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. For you were once darkness…

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Maturity Is Awesome

Aug 26, 2019 |

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity…

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A Beautiful Mystery

Aug 20, 2019 |

Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly…

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Made Alive

Aug 12, 2019 |

You were dead in your sins, but because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved…

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In Him

Aug 5, 2019 |

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. For he chose us in him before the creation of the world…

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Protected Minds

Jul 29, 2019 |

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving…

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Keep Going

Jul 22, 2019 |

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it…

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Not Who But How?

Jul 15, 2019 |

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy…

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Joy In Focus

Jul 8, 2019 |

I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Convinced of this, I know that I will remain, and I will continue…

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Real Conversation

Jul 1, 2019 |

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains…

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Let It Go

Jun 24, 2019 |

Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults…

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No Prisoners

Jun 17, 2019 |

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. See to it that…

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Seeing in the Dark

Jun 10, 2019 |

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him…

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Life On Purpose

Jun 3, 2019 |

Keep away from every believer who is idle and disruptive and does not live according to the teaching you received from us. For you, yourselves know how you ought to follow our example…

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Hang In There

May 28, 2019 |

So then, brothers and sisters, stand firm and hold fast to the teachings we passed on to you, whether by word of mouth or by letter. May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us…

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Resilience

May 20, 2019 |

Your faith is growing more and more, and the love all of you have for one another is increasing. We boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring…

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A Person of Impact

May 13, 2019 |

Acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Live in peace with each other, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened…

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Quiet Not Desperate

May 6, 2019 |

Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other. Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life and mind your own business…

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Friend Me

Apr 29, 2019 |

We sent Timothy, who is our brother and co-worker in God’s service in spreading the gospel of Christ, to strengthen and encourage you in your faith so that no one would be unsettled by these trials…

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Not Professional

Apr 22, 2019 |

On the contrary, we speak as those approved by God to be entrusted with the gospel. We are not trying to please people but God, who tests our hearts. And we also thank God continually because…

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Rolling Stones

Apr 15, 2019 |

On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered…

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Energized

Apr 8, 2019 |

Recalling unceasingly before our God and Father your work energized by faith and service motivated by love and unwavering hope in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Thessalonians 1:3

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Bold Love

Apr 1, 2019 |

Therefore, although in Christ I could be bold and order you to do what you ought to do, yet I prefer to appeal to you on the basis of love. It is as none other than Paul—an old man and now also…

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It’s Just Better

Mar 25, 2019 |

At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us…

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Live Wisely

Mar 18, 2019 |

In the same way, encourage the young men to live wisely. And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness…

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Do Good

Mar 11, 2019 |

Such people claim they know God, but they deny him by the way they live. They are disobedient and worthless for doing anything good. – Titus 1:16 A do-gooder. This is not a term thrown around too much…

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Instant

Mar 4, 2019 |

Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine. – 2 Timothy 4:2 Instant. We are obsessed with this idea in our society…

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Breathe

Feb 25, 2019 |

All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. – 2 Timothy 3:16-17

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Run to Win

Feb 18, 2019 |

Anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this. – 2 Timothy 2

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Flashpoint

Feb 11, 2019 |

For this reason, I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline…

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