Growing in Christ 7: Sunday Selah

Growing in Christ Day 7: Sunday Selah Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and how inscrutable His ways! (Romans 11:33, ESV) As we think through the past week’s study on growing in Christ, this verse has come before me on this final day as we focus on the greatness of God. His wisdom and knowledge are beyond our understanding! He is…

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Growing in Christ 6: It’s My Move

Growing in Christ Day 6: It’s My Move Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. (James 4:8, ESV) The ball was in her court now. I felt like I had said and done everything I could up to that point to make it fairly clear that I was interested in more than just friendship. I had drawn as close to her as I could, and now the ball…

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Growing in Christ 5: Obedience

Growing in Christ Day 5: Obedience Why do you call me “Lord, Lord,” and not do what I tell you? (Luke 6:46, ESV)  As I write this, I am two days removed from hearing a man publicly speak on this verse in the context of being a missionary to Costa Rica. He wasn’t telling everyone, “You need to be a missionary to another country!” Instead, his point was that he needed to…

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Growing in Christ 4: Developing Our Communication – Listening to God

Growing in Christ Day 4: Developing Our Communication – Listening to God   All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17, ESV) My brother-in-law once noted that I was “a bin of useless facts.” That’s pretty accurate. The ability to quote movie and TV show…

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Growing in Christ 3: Developing Our Communication – Talking to God

Growing in Christ Day 3: Developing Our Communication – Talking to God Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. (Philippians 4:6, ESV)  Although we experience pangs of nostalgia and sadness, we also feel pride when we see our children becoming increasingly independent. Many of you have watched your children grow from being completely dependent on you…

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Growing in Christ 2: A Good Support System

Growing in Christ Day 2: A Good Support System   Tychicus will tell you all about my activities… and with him Onesimus… Aristarchus my fellow prisoner greets you, and Mark… and Jesus who is called Justus… Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ Jesus, greets you… Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas. (Colossians 4:7-14, ESV, abbreviated) I love to watch football. Apparently, I have made horrible decisions…

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Growing in Christ 1: Committing to It 

Growing in Christ Day 1: Committing to It  But when He who had set me apart before I was born, and who called me by His grace, was pleased to reveal His Son to me, in order that I might preach Him among the Gentiles, I did not immediately consult with anyone; nor did I go up to Jerusalem to those who were apostles before me, but I went away into Arabia,…

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Living Effectively for Christ 20- A Song for our Saturday, “Known by Love”

Living Effectively for ChristDay 20- A Song for Our Saturday- “Known by Love”Daniel Petterson“Known By Love”Written by Chris McClarney, Hank Bentley, and Mia FieldesPerformed by Chris McClarneyReleased 2021I don't want to be known for what I hateI don't want to miss the things that make Your heart breakI don't want to say things you'd never sayCome have Your way in meLet justice roll like a river in my soulLet mercy overflow like…

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Living Effectively for Christ 13: A Song for Saturday “The Narrow Way”

Living Effectively for Christ Day 13 - A Song for Saturday “The Narrow Way” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ob2Wxc4pgyE&ab_channel=StefGretzingerVEVO “The Narrow Way” Written by Steffany Gretzinger & Jason Ingram Performed by Steffany Gretzinger Released 2023 Lead me, Lord lead meKeep me, oh keep meFrom wanderingHelp me, Lord help meTeach me, oh teach meYour suffering I will walk the narrow wayThe only road that will lead to lifeI will stay the narrow wayTo see the face of…

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Living Effectively for Christ 10: Being Cheerful

Living Effectively for Christ Day 10 - Being Cheerful “A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.” (Proverbs 15:13, ESV) We live in a very self-serving and self-obsessed world. How else can we explain the existence of self-serving social media (of which I am guilty) and the self-obsession seen in the mountains of selfies people post? Paul mentions in 2 Timothy 3 that in…

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