Category Archives: Train yourself unto godliness.

Why so much evil in the world? People like us.

Perhaps there is so much evil in the world because there is so much evil in our human hearts. That would mean that the key to reducing the evil in the world is to let the living Jesus override the evil … Continue reading

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Are you happy now?

Self-focus forfeits happiness. Asking, “Am I happy?” opens the door to unhappiness. A key ingredient in the pursuit of happiness is self-forgetting. You are the one who is painting the canvas of your life. How you doing with it? Could … Continue reading

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Let’s go beyond church to the fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s Let’s go beyond church conflict, competition, and control — to the fruit of the Spirit: * Love * Joy * Peace * Patience * Kindness * Goodness * Faithfulness * Gentleness * Spirit-Controlled Self * http://amzn.to/2ao4vBe

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Self-fulfillment is a fantasy (a recipe for misery)

Self-fulfillment is a fantasy. Our self-desires are never fully fulfilled. Self always seeks something more. Even when self gets what it wants and the “rights” that it demands, it immediately cries out for more. Self is continually discontented and constantly … Continue reading

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“Hot. Cool. Yours.” Sochi’s Silly Olympic Slogan — What Does It Mean?

“Hot. Cool. Yours.” (It’s not just a silly slogan for the Sochi Olympics.) * “Hot.” — Heat up God’s fire in your heart and spread it everywhere until you become an ever-burning, flaming torch for God. * “Cool.” — Cool … Continue reading

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Church — Spiritual Training Camp? Or Spectator Religion?

Like an NFL Training Camp, church should be hands-on training — not passive lecture. Through rigorous involvement and interaction, church should train believers in the spiritual skills and attitudes necessary to make a powerful, victorious, and godly impact in the … Continue reading

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