Preparing for the End

Planning. Budgets. Meals. Activities. People. Practices. We can prepare for most life events. As we engage in the preparations, we become more confident with the success of the end result. Proverbs 16 is filled with principles that says man can make the best of plans, but every step is from the Lord. Even if our …

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Faith Community

Welcome to Faith Connections Friday, as we connect the concept of community with faith. Community plays an important role in Scripture. Three examples come to mind. First, millions of people traveled from Egypt through the wilderness to the promised land. Second, believers are encouraged to meet together for worship (Hebrews 10:25). Third, people from every …

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Faith Influencers

As a pastor’s wife, the majority of my life is involved with ministry. When I was a teenager, I knew that I would one day follow that calling. Thankfully, I have had many influencers who have taught and encouraged me on this path. Notable pastors and staff members led by teaching solid biblical principles so …

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Benefits of Discipline

Self-control is part of the fruit of the Spirit. As we grow spiritually, we develop self-control, or self-discipline. We learn self-control through obedience, perseverance, and dedication. Why is self-control important? We grow in godliness (1 Timothy 4:7-8). We produce the peaceable fruit of righteousness (Hebrews 12:11). We add to our faith virtue, knowledge, self control, …

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Serving with Gentleness

Gentleness is a characteristic that God is developing within us. We exercise gentleness when we willingly place ourselves under God’s authority. By practicing humility, thankfulness, forgiveness, and politeness, we influence others through our words, our attitudes, our responses, our actions. We serve others with gentleness. Scripture says much about people who are examples of gentleness …

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