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“Genes” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

Genes – (Exodus 4:10-11, Ecclesiastes 12:1-8, Jeremiah 13:23, John 3:6-7, 1 Corinthians 12:14ff, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15) “I was built for comfort, not for speed.” Maybe you’ve heard someone say that when joking about their physique.  Maybe they said it because they were truly … Continue reading

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“Genes” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

GENES – “Born to…?” (Exodus 4:10-11, Ecclesiastes 12:1-8, Jeremiah 13:23, John 3:6-7, 1 Corinthians 12:14ff, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galatians 6:15) “I was built for comfort, not for speed.” Maybe you’ve heard someone say that when joking about their physique.  Maybe they said … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Genes” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

When any person is born-again by the saving work of Christ and His Spirit, they have a new Father and new “genes”.  May this week’s videos encourage your faith and joyful service to the Lord in His Spirit and that … Continue reading

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Seeing the Consistent Gospel of Christ in 8 “P”s from Genesis to Revelation

Have you ever struggled to see God’s consistent good news throughout the Bible? Would you like to understand and explain the Scriptures by a few simple themes?   I think I can help you with that. The introductory video below … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “Genes”

This weekly sub-series can assist your physical and relational exercise of 24 dynamics of spiritual fitness in Scripture that parallel physical and relational fitness:  balance, flexibility, initiative, partners, weight, etc.  You can print some or all of the Scriptures and … Continue reading

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“Genes” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “genes”:  born to . . . to what?  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on W.A.I.T. training … Continue reading

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Studying Mindfulness in Christ: a Scriptural Theology of Fear (Genesis 3)

Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve been considering the godly sense of biblical fear in Christ:  a reverence of God that sees His holiness and grace and draws us closer for submission to His will.  But studying a biblical theology … Continue reading

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Genesis 12, being fruitful and blessed.

God called Abram to follow Him by faith in Him, and He also promised that all who did the same would be fruitful and blessed.  Although there are no explicit references to “fruit” in this passage (or until chapter 17, … Continue reading

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Genesis 38, is God sometimes random?

Have you ever wondered if the Lord is sometimes random?  Take Genesis 38, for example.  For the first 11 chapters of Genesis, the Lord revealed how He created everything, why Mankind rebelled against Him, and how our ‘independence’ only gets … Continue reading

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“Genes” poster

This full color, 8″x10″ JPG is one in a series of twenty-four. It is designed to be framed for your home, office, etc. to promote meditation on Scripture and discussion of the biblical principles outlined in “W.A.I.T. training”, which you … Continue reading

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“Genes” – born to . . .

“I was built for comfort, not for speed.” Maybe you’ve heard someone say that when joking about their physique. Maybe they said it because they were truly content with their body shape, or maybe they were trying to avoid talking … Continue reading

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Christian Confidence 105: Security for the Present

As you may remember, last time we addressed the question, “What is our hope for the future?”  We conclude this series with the logical follow-up: what is our security now to get us that better future?  Said another way, last time was … Continue reading

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Christian Confidence 103: “What is ultimately ‘good’?”

Christmas day was just a few days ago.  How good yours was?  Answering that depends on how the one asking is using the term ‘good’, right?  They may mean enjoyable good, effectively good, eternally good, or some combination.  Those three … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 305: Sexuality (2 of 2)

Sexuality. In the previous article, we considered some related basics of God’s design for marriage.  This week, we consider a few common concerns and (more importantly) the underlying beliefs and desires that often accompany them. Because they’re good questions that … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 305: Sexuality (1 of 2)

Sexuality. Although God calls us to live in work relationships (1 Corinthians 7:21ff), governments (Romans 13:1ff), neighborhoods (Leviticus 19:13ff,) etc., when He created Adam and Eve to reflect His image, He designed them as husband and wife (Genesis 1:26-27, 2:24-25, 3:8ff). Yet, … Continue reading

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“Reward” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  REWARD – “Keep your eyes on the Prize” Genesis 15:1, Ecclesiastes 9:11, 1 Corinthians 9:24, Philippians 3:12-16, 1 Timothy 4:7-8, 2 Timothy 4:7-8   What rewards are you enjoying? What results are you pursuing? I ask because the type … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 304: Stewardship

Stewardship: taking care of people, property, etc. that belong to someone else. The very definition explains why many struggle to find meaning and joy in life: we want to believe our lives belong to us.  For that reason, our stewardship is … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 303: Communications

Communications. As a counselor, I’ve heard spouses name many concerns as “the” problem in their marriage, but communications is almost always an underlying issue: one won’t open up or the other has no filter; when they talk it’s either superficial or problem-oriented; … Continue reading

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“Partners” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  PARTNERS – “We need each other!” Exodus 18:8-27, Proverbs 27:17, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, Romans 12:3-13, 1 Corinthians 3:6-9 and 12:12-27, Galatians 6:2-5 All athletes, regardless of their sport, know the value of partners.  Even if we’re into individual sports like … Continue reading

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“Pain” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  PAIN – “Departing the comfort zone!” (Genesis 3:15-19 & 32:22-32, Proverbs 23:31-35, Jeremiah 4:19, Mark 3:27 (& Acts 19:13-16), Romans 5:3-7, 1 Corinthians 12:26, 2 Timothy 2:3-5, Hebrews 12:4ff, 1 Peter 4:1-4, Revelation 21:4)   In the Army, the only pause during … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 301: Structure (2 of 2)

“The Structure of Love”, part 2 of 2 In last week’s video, CM 301 (part 1 of 2), we began by focusing on love in God as the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit: one God in three persons.  … Continue reading

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“Maturity” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

  MATURITY – “Measure your progress” (Deuteronomy 8, Proverbs 20:29, Ecclesiastes 12, Matthew 18:1-5, Luke 8:14, John 15, Galatians 6:1-5, Ephesians 4:11- 16, Colossians 4:12, Hebrews 5:11-14)   The word “maturity‟ is used in so many different contexts in American … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Partners” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

In the creation week, the Lord pronounced many things as “good”.  Only one time did He say something was not good:  that Adam was alone.  And this was even more basic than an introduction to the goodness of marriage, for God’s Word … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 301: Structure (1 of 2)

“The Structure of Love”, part 1 of 2 Per the introduction in CM 300, we’re beginning to consider ‘power tools’ for marriage in Jesus Christ. And one of the most powerful – for good or bad – can be the … Continue reading

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“Instinct” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

INSTINCT – “To cling or not to cling?” (Proverbs 20:5, Isaiah 30:20-22, Jeremiah 2:23-25, Luke 11:9-13, John 10:27, Galatians 5:16-26, Ephesians 5:28-30, 2 Peter 2:12-13, Jude 10)   Joe Weider was one of the founders of bodybuilding.  One of the tenants … Continue reading

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