Spiritual growth Category

The Mother of All Sins

God hates pride.  In fact, of the seven things God says He hates in Proverbs 6, pride is mentioned first, even before lying and murder! That’s probably because that’s what He hates the most. Why is pride at the top of all things God detests?  I suspect, firstly, it’s because pride is the

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Should You Still Be Looking For Jesus?

Too many Christians are still looking for Jesus.  Too many are still “seeking” Him.  And I wonder why. I know Jesus said we should “seek and we will find.”  And I know many use the term “seek” to refer to steps they are taking to hear from Him and receive divine guidance. And that’s fine. […]

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Flourish Like a Palm Tree

In Psalms 92:7, David says, “the wicked spring up like grass,” which is here today and gone tomorrow. Then, in verse 12, he says, “the righteous shall flourish like a palm tree.” He is making a contrast between the two. Grasses grow quickly, and die quickly. Expose grasses to extreme heat, and their leaves dry […]

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What Are You Thinking?

In his book, Success Is Not An Accident, Tom Newberry states that every thought either moves you towards your goal and the person you want to become, or away from your goal. No thought is neutral. Every thought counts. Where you are and where you have been is not as important as where you’re going. […]

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Do What You Can

You may be familiar with the Parable of Talents Jesus told in Matthew 25. But just in case you are not, here is a quick summary. A very wealthy man goes on a very long journey and leaves three of his servants in charge of his wealth. He gives them

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When Wise Men Worship

They Came, They Saw, They Worshipped In Matthew 2, we find the story of wise men who traveled from the East to worship Jesus. They challenge me. How well am I responding to the good news that God has come to dwell with men? Observe three actions they took. Firstly, they “came“. That is right—they […]

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Desiring to Win

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind me and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 3:13-14 Paul had a drive to win. […]

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The Truth Will Set You Free!

The Bible says you shall know the truth and the truth will set you free (John 8:32). I pray that you will spend enough time with the truth of God’s Word so that you will know it – not in your head, but in your heart. If you know it, the Spirit will wake you […]

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Developing Your Faith in the Blood

Hebrews 4 says that God gave a powerful promise to Israel after He delivered them out of Egypt. While in Egypt, if they applied the blood as they were supposed to, they were protected. But when they got into the wilderness they stopped believing God and stopped using their faith. They stopped trusting His word […]

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