15Jan

MORE THAN A FEELING: A More Excellent Way, pt. 7

Did you know it's possible to win a point but still lose the person in the process?  That's why it's so important to master diplomacy, or dealing with people in an effective and sensitve way.  Jesus was a master at this, and the scriptures call us to be effective in this way as well.  Learn in this teaching how love is more than just a feeling.  It is also a skill.  

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8Jan

DETHRONING SELF: A More Excellent Way, pt. 6

Is Jesus on the throne of your heart, or are you?  Many people give themselves the designation of "Christian," but they continue to live like the god of their own lives.  Jesus said, however, that if we are to be His disciples, we must deny ourselves and take up our crosses and follow Him. In continuing with our series on God's standard of love in our lives, we look at more characteristics of love from 1 Corinthians 13.  

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1Jan

THE NEXT LEVEL: 7 Ways to Enlarge Your Life This Year

Why is it that some people experience great success and others don't?  Are we all just preprogrammed for failure or success?  Or are their common demoninators among the successful?  And are there principles in the Bible we can follow to experience more success, more fulfillment, and more productivity in our lives?  The answer is a resounding YES!  And this teaching provides seven of those principles.  This will inspire and encourage you for the year ahead!  Happy New Year!  

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24Dec

IT WASN’T ABOUT THE MANGER: A Christmas Story for all Year ‘Round

This is one of two most blessed times of the year when we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus.  As important as the manger was, that was only the beginning of the mission He was on.  It wasn't about the manger, but about the cross that would redeem mankind. As such, God was actually the first to set the law of sowing and reaping in motion by sowing His own Son that He would reap many more sons and daughters.

 

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18Dec

MORE THAN NICE: A More Excellent Way, pt. 5

This teaching on the true definition of kindness found in 1 Corinthians 13:4 comes with a challenge: starting this week, begin to look for ways to commit random acts of senseless kindness.  This teaching will inspire and equip you to begin keeping your radar sharp in spotting opportunities to do just that in your daily life.  

 
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11Dec

FAINT-HEARTED NEED NOT APPLY: A More Excellent Way, pt. 4

There is nothing weak about patience.  It is mastered by only the most stout-hearted of people -- those who are truly committed to laying down their lives to follow Christ.  It is the position of the weak to quickly react, but "one who rules his own spirit is better that one who takes a city" (Proverbs 16:32).  

 
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3Dec

UNITE AND CONQUER: A More Excellent Way, pt. 3

The scriptures tell us that our enemy, the devil, prowls around looking for someone to devour.  And one of his most effective strategies is "divide and conquer," turning God's people and families against one another.  But by adopting the mandate to UNITE, we can conquer in the Name of our Lord and do more together than we could ever do alone.  Learn what strife does to families and churches in this teaching, and how to avoid it.  

 
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27Nov

OVERCOMING THE SPIRIT OF OFFENSE: A More Excellent Way, pt. 2

Jesus predicted that in the last days the love of many would grow cold, and the Apostle Paul prophesied that in the last days people would would be unloving, unforgiving, and even brutal.  We are living in the days predicted 2,000 years ago when anger, hatred, and the spirit of offense is running rampant in our world.  But we as Christians are called to swim against this current and model the love of Jesus that can melt icy hearts.

 

 

 
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20Nov

A More Excellent Way

Do you know what the Scriptures say the "more excellent way" is?  It is this more excellent way that should be the underlying motive for everything we do.  In fact, it is only this excellent way that will gain a reward in eternity.  

 
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13Nov

My Refuge and Fortress, pt. 6

If the promises of Psalm 91 are true, what do we make of the churh shooting in Texas?  There are some perspectives we can gleen from scripture that is germane to this tragedy and how we should view it.  

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