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Preachers Who Don’t Preach the Word

A friend once told me about a time when his spirit felt empty. He had been attending a church where the sermons, while entertaining, were often filled with pop psychology and personal opinion. One week, my friend decided to visit a small, out-of-the-way church pastored by a simple old man. The pastor wasn’t a dynamic

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What’s Preventing You from Trusting God?

It seems so easy in the Bible. People put their trust in God, and He rewards them by doing something miraculous in their lives. Why, then, is it sometimes so difficult for us to put our full trust in God? We put our trust in lesser things every day, including weather forecasts and news sources—not

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What is Godly leadership

A Time to LEAD: Four Lessons in Godly Leadership

Sep 25, 2018 |

As a follower of Christ, you’re also called to lead. This month, our guest blog contributor, Terence Chatmon of John Maxwell’s EQUIP Leadership®, has been leading a four-part study on Godly leadership drawn from the Bible. Together, the four principles create the acronym L.E.A.D. We hope you’re blessed and inspired by the sometimes surprising people

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Do For Others What They Cannot Do For Themselves: Godly Leadership, Part 4

Sep 25, 2018 |

My friend, we are ending our four-part series on Godly leadership with a lesson that continues with the idea of being “others-focused.” In summary, our first three lessons in Godly leadership have been: Listen with a God-softened heart from Acts 15 Encourage the dreams of others from Ruth 2-3 Add value to people from Genesis

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What Makes a Premium Bible?

Sep 24, 2018 |

Take a Closer Look at Thomas Nelson and Zondervan’s Premier Collection The Premier Collection from Thomas Nelson and Zondervan Bibles combines fine craftsmanship with premium materials, excellent design, and the exclusive Comfort Print® KJV, NKJV, and NIV typefaces. Take a closer look at the features that make up the Premier Bibles for the King James

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Revealing the Truth – Helping Others Recognize God’s Love

Sep 24, 2018 |

Second Kings 6 tells the story of King Aram’s attempts to silence the prophet Elisha. The king was understandably peeved by Elisha’s ability to predict where and when Aram’s army would attack Israel’s forces, thus eliminating Aram’s element of surprise and giving Israel a decided strategic advantage. There is nothing to fear when you realize

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Add Value to People: Godly Leadership, Part 3

Sep 19, 2018 |

If we hope to carry the mantle of godly leadership, then we must always walk with an “others” sort of focus. After all, God tells us in Mark 12:30-31 to “love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the

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Sep 19, 2018 |

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A Closer Look at Truth in Psalms

Sep 13, 2018 |

As Christians, we need to listen and allow the Holy Spirit to speak truth into our lives through God’s Word. As we do this, we learn what it means to see truth in action. Let’s take a closer look at what this looks like with a study from the NKJV Spirit-Filled Life Bible.  What do

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Encourage the Dream in Others: Godly Leadership, Part 2

Sep 11, 2018 |

My friends, I hope you have been challenged to listen with a God-softened heart in this last week and you have made an attempt at making harmony where there was conflict in your life. As we continue in our series on how God’s Word guides us on the path to godly leadership, today’s lesson on

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