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Creating a Daily Bible-Reading Habit

Creating a Daily Bible-Reading Habit

Leaders are everywhere—in our homes, schools, offices, boardrooms, and government. And despite having access to more opportunities, training, connection, and resources than ever before, we see leaders fail every day. As you’ve probably experienced, the consequences are messy, disruptive, and often painful.

What Type of Bible Study Should I Do?

What Type of Bible Study Should I Do?

Leaders are everywhere—in our homes, schools, offices, boardrooms, and government. And despite having access to more opportunities, training, connection, and resources than ever before, we see leaders fail every day. As you’ve probably experienced, the consequences are messy, disruptive, and often painful.

Learning About Time Management from Moses

Today we’re going to look at Moses, a man who was sought by millions of people for his wisdom. Moses led the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt, and he was a great leader. He can teach us much about setting priorities.

Pray First, Plan Second

Pray First, Plan Second

It was Jesus’ habit to pray first and plan second. That approach led him to preach, to lead, and to love exactly as the Father directed. And it led him to the cross for you and for me. Our redemption at Calvary happened not because Jesus pursued his own path, but because he prayed to know God’s (Matthew 26:39).

The Power of Presence

The Power of Presence

In a beautiful and succinct description of how to be present and love one another, the apostle Paul tells us to “Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.” (Romans 12:15) In the best of times and the worst of times it is a gift to be with one another, and by the power of the Holy Spirit in us, God is present.

10 Tips to Strengthen Your Devotional Quiet Time with God

10 Tips to Strengthen Your Devotional Quiet Time with God

“Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and you will delight in the richest of fare,” God promises the Israelites and us in Isaiah 55:2. But junk food for the soul distracts us from his voice, doesn’t it? Television, romance novels, and the relentless patter on social media taste good for a moment, but leave us restless and unsatisfied. Here are 10 tips to help you grow closer to God in your devotional quiet time with him.

What or Who is the Sabbath For? Does it Still Matter to Christians Today?

What or Who is the Sabbath For? Does it Still Matter to Christians Today?

“Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy” Exodus 20:8-11 Sabbath is a symbol of God’s Sovereignty and Lordship. The Sabbath was a practice and a tradition for many Jews from the Exodus. In Jesus’ time and through today, it was and is a weekly celebration of rest and worship. The Sabbath is also a reminder of the redemption to come for the people under the Law, that points to the redemption that we now have in the work of Christ.

God’s Glory Shines Through Us When We Are Faithful in Prayer

God’s Glory Shines Through Us When We Are Faithful in Prayer

In this post, RJ shares how she has seen this a few times in her life – the glory of God shining through older and wiser Christians – but had never experienced it herself until one day in November. A recently divorced single mom asked RJ to come and pray through her new house – to bless her family’s new space, and God’s glory shone through that experience.

How to See the Goodness of God in Suffering (Romans 12:12)

How to See the Goodness of God in Suffering (Romans 12:12)

Tammy recently experienced a time of great suffering. For those who don’t know the Lord, suffering must seem like an unsolicited punishment with an unknown outcome. But for those who know the Lord, we know we can trust his goodness in the worst of times; we are not without hope. God’s word, and specifically, Romans 12:12 can help us to cope.

Jesus Cursed the Fig Tree (Matthew 21)

Jesus Cursed the Fig Tree (Matthew 21)

In Matthew 21, Jesus cursed a fig tree that did not produce fruit. Why? Making leaves is essential for a fruit tree, but unless it also produces fruit, it is useless. Perhaps you can consider yourself as a tree. Are your roots strong and healthy? Are you producing fruit? Are you sheltering people and giving others help?