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Being Diligent in Spiritual Growth

I was grateful for Coleman's sermon Sunday. The Scriptures encourage us to take an active role in our spiritual growth just as we were encouraged Sunday. In fact, 2 Peter 1.5 says, apply all diligence to your spiritual growth and practice of the faith. Not that we gain God's approval by such a work, but it is certainly fruitful qualities of one who has truly been called an...

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Trading A Charade for Something Real

God grants to us Kingdom practices or forms, so that we would seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness. It is not something that comes natural to you and I. Remember we are born into this world as those who are not righteous and who do not seek God (Romans 3.10, 11b). In fact, our sinful flesh wages war against such a desire or pursuit of seeking first the Kingd...

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Remember in Your Fasting and Prayers

Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Hebrews 13.3 As you pray and fast on Wednesday I want to invite you to remember those who are being persecuted for their faith in Jesus. From North Korea, China, Somalia, Pakistan, India to Iran, Christians are daily being imprisoned, beaten and...

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How to Fast Safely

How to fast safely. As you begin your fast, you may hear from concerned loved ones and friends who urge you to protect your health. And they are right. You should protect your health. But be assured that if done properly, fasting will not only prove to be a spiritual blessing, but physical blessing as well. By all means, consult your doctor before you begin your fast. Bu...

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Fasting on Wednesdays

More than any other discipline, fasting reveals the things that control us. This is a wonderful benefit to the true disciple who longs to be transformed into the image of Jesus Christ. We cover up what is inside of us with food and other things.-Richard Foster This past week while studying our Scripture text for the message, [Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for ri...

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