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12 steps for one another groups

The founders of Alcoholics Anonymous established 12 steps to help people overcome an addiction to alcohol. As the program gained success, various support groups for other addictions began to apply the steps for their own needs. In 50-something places the … Continue reading

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Faith is a fight not a fiesta.

Faith is a fight not a fiesta. To love is to care deeply about someone, even if he/she disagrees with you. If your heart is full of love, your words will be, too! If you don’t learn to love, follow, … Continue reading

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An Army Is Not An Audience!

Meeting to wait on the Lord is different than meeting to follow a program. However, meeting that way is off the beaten path of religious Christianity. The body of Christ is called to assemble as an army actively obeying its … Continue reading

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Thinkin’ ‘Bout the Bible

Unlike human history books, the Bible tells the unflattering truth about its heroes. The Bible’s not a mild, coffee table book. It’s a coffee-book full of spiritual caffeine. However, I didn’t believe the Bible was from God until I read … Continue reading

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Why I’ve read hundreds of dead writers . . .

Reading writings by Christ-loving men & women who lived in the past has helped me to know truth, not just as doctrines, but also as fire in my bones. Those authors have been my mentors, helping me continually connect with … Continue reading

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The Bible’s like a roto rooter

The first Christians opened up the faucet on their spiritual plumbing and let the risen Jesus flow. They experienced supernatural revelation & passed it on in the Bible. What Jesus reveals today won’t contradict what He’s revealed in Scripture. Don’t … Continue reading

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Fasting, rebellion, evil & the will of God

Fasting is a spiritual discipline that can help you realign your will with God’s. In your daily war of wills, which will will usually win? Your will or God’s will? God’s will is not being done “on earth as it is in … Continue reading

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