Fret Not 6: Weekly Thoughts

Fret Not Day 6 - Weekly Thoughts From the beginning of the human race, anxiety and fear have plagued us, stealing our peace. When worries press in and lie heavy on our mind and body, a therapeutic approach to dealing with them is turning not only to God in prayer but also to music that speaks to our heart.  Brothers and sisters from past eras have sat down with pen and paper…

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Recognizing Modern Idolatry 13: Weekly Thoughts

Recognizing Modern Idolatry Day 13: Weekly Thoughts These past two weeks we have examined five common idols that can monopolize our thoughts and rob God of His rightful place in our lives: the idol of money, the idol of sex, the idol of success, the idol of family relationships, and the idol of self. Through in-depth looks at biblical figures in the Old Testament, key teachings from the New Testament, and modern-day…

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Living Effectively for Christ 14: Weekly Thoughts: “Just Go!”

Living Effectively for Christ Day 14 - Weekly Thoughts: “Just Go!” Just go. Even if you’re sleepy. Even if you’d rather play a round of golf. Even if your kids are grumpy. Even if you’re already going to be late. Even if you’re feeling far from God—especially if this is the case—just go! “Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more…

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Living Effectively for Christ 7: Weekly Thoughts

Living Effectively for Christ Day 7 - Weekly Thoughts “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39, ESV) Happy Sunday! I’m not sure what part of your Sunday you’re in—just…

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Life’s Greatest Influences 6: Weekly Thoughts

Life’s Greatest Influences Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning. (Proverbs 9:9, ESV) Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray. (Proverbs 10:17, ESV) We have been studying those who have great influence in our lives. From our parents, to…

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Spiritual Warfare 6: Weekly Thoughts

Spiritual Warfare Day 6: Weekly Thoughts We have spent this week considering the biblical concept of spiritual warfare. In doing so, we have asked and answered a series of critical questions that can help us understand how to live boldly for Christ in a world rife with conflict and opportunities for compromise: What is spiritual warfare and why does it matter? Who are our rivals in spiritual war?Whose army are we fighting for…

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The Battles of Raising Today’s Teens 6: Weekly Thoughts

The Battles of Raising Today’s Teens Day 6: Weekly Thoughts Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV) This is a well-known Scripture passage, and one we use for many situations in life, as there is so much wisdom packed into it. We are reminded that the Lord’s way is…

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Things that Bring God Pleasure 6- Weekly Thoughts

Five Things That Bring God Pleasure Day 6: Weekly TruthJonathan Draper“For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord.” (Ephesians 5:8-10, ESV)“For the Lord takes pleasure in his people; he adorns the humble with salvation.”…

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Earthly Thorns that Trouble Us 6- Weekly Thoughts

Earthly Thorns That Trouble UsDay 6- Weekly ThoughtsDaniel Petterson “Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians…

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What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to Know 6- Weekly Thoughts

What Older Christians Want Younger Christians to KnowDay 6- Weekly ThoughtsRuth P. McDonald“Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; teach a righteous man, and he will increase in learning.” (Proverbs 9:9, ESV)“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, ESV)“But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.” (Titus 2:1, ESV)We’ve…

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