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The Joy of Ministry
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The Joy of Ministry

From the beginning, Jesus’ plan was to equip his disciples for the work of the ministry.  Knowing he would be going back to the Father after being raised from the dead, he knew training the disciples was essential.  Paul models his life and ministry after Jesus, and we see the joy it brings him. This...

The Joy of Responsibility
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The Joy of Responsibility

When Paul began this section with the word “therefore”, he was obviously connecting it to that which had gone before. Christ disciplined Himself to obey His Father, even when it meant going to the cross. That same discipline of obedience is now to be practiced in the lives of those who call themselves Christians. Christ...

The Joy of Unity
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The Joy of Unity

True unity in the church comes from our unity with Christ. True unity flows from exhibiting Christ-like behaviors in our life together as the body of Christ.

The Joy of Integrity
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The Joy of Integrity

Our lives must be guided by four priorities— conduct, consistency, cooperation, and courage— if we are to claim victory over the principalities and powers of this world.

The Joy of Community
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The Joy of Community

The Christian life is a life lived in community, characterized by joy, with love as its highest goal.

Outcasts are Equipped
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Outcasts are Equipped

The coming of the Holy Spirit always makes a difference. At the first Pentecost, God is doing a new thing as the Holy Spirit is now given to all people who surrender their lives to follow Jesus as Savior and Lord. Heretofore, the Holy Spirit had only been given to specific individuals at specific times...

Outcasts & Friends
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Outcasts & Friends

Many of the people who came to Jesus were those that did not fit the mental model we have of a Christ follower. After all, don’t people have to be shiny and clean, with their act together? Instead, they were outcasts who Jesus called His friends. And you are too. So how you relate to...

When I Just Don’t Feel I’m Enough
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When I Just Don’t Feel I’m Enough

Each of us feel that we are NOT equipped for some of the challenges we have in our lives. We don’t feel adequate. Some of it is nagging self-talk that’s been hanging around for a long time. So, what do you do about it? It certainly does not help to sit and hope we were...

My Issues in Waiting
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My Issues in Waiting

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:19 that God is committed to meeting our needs. All our needs. If that is so, why don’t we get all our needs met? The answer we’ll examine has to do with the difference between an unconditional promise where God says he’ll do it and no circumstance or condition will keep him from...

I’m Waiting
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I’m Waiting

We’re impatient people, however, one of the most important aspects of Christ following is waiting upon the Lord. This is a critical issue because God’s will includes His timing. He has an awesome plan mapped out for each of us, but He only reveals it one step at a time. When we follow His plan,...