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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 “Maturity” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

I’ve often heard wise, loving, and faithful followers of Christ say something like “I’m not who I want to be for the Lord, but by His amazing grace I’m not who I used to be either.”  They know their Lord … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “maturity”

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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“Maturity” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “maturity”:  how and why to measure our spiritual progress.  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. … Continue reading

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“Maturity” 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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“Maturity” – measure your progress

Maturity.  The word is used in so many different contexts in American society that it’s almost lost any meaning at all. When a film or TV show is for “mature audiences only”, it usually means there will be scenes of … 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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“Initiative” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

INITIATIVE – “Let’s get started!” (Genesis 42:1ff, Exodus 35:20-29, Proverbs 3:28 and 6:6-11, Matthew 21:28-31, Romans 10:9-15, 2 Corinthians 8:16-17, Hebrews 3:7-12, James 2:14-19)   I remember being so excited when my third son, Caleb, was about twelve year old … Continue reading

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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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God secures (a 40-day devotional series)

(In 2017, I wrote this series for the 40 days prior to Easter to prepare our hearts and minds for the significance of Jesus’ resurrection.  I’m reposting the series now for the 40 days after Easter to encourage us to … Continue reading

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“Reward” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “reward”:  keep your eyes on the prize.  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 and … Continue reading

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Christian Joy 103: the Protection of Christ (2 of 2)

My goal in this series is our greater joy in Jesus, even in complex struggles intellectually, emotionally, relationally, etc.  So, each time I will offer a buffet on 8 ‘P’s of good news.  Chew and savor whatever helps your joy … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “…the rumor spread…”

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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Jesus after Easter (a 50-day series), “…ALL the things…”

Most of us long for miracles.  And Jesus’ perfect life, death on sinners’ behalf as the fulfillment of Passover, and His physical resurrection prove that He is willing and able to meet our greatest needs:  complete forgiveness and a new … Continue reading

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Poisonous Apples and Door #2: the two trees in Eden

“That’s apples and oranges!”  Maybe you’ve said or heard that to communicate that two things really shouldn’t be compared.  Yet, apples and oranges aren’t completely different.  Some might even argue they have more in common than not. The two trees … Continue reading

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Theologies and Strategies: a Matrix of Possibilities

Every one of us is a theologian – even those who believe in no God or hundreds of gods. They (and we) hold to at least a few core beliefs of what is really “True” and a few core values … Continue reading

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7 reasons to use Physical Exercise for Small Group Bible study & Fellowship

As a counselor, I have heard from singles, couples, families, white-collar and blue-collar workers, and homemakers of all kinds of races, religions and cultures for over 20 years.  And I’ve noticed that almost all of us tend to view ourselves in … Continue reading

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Milk it, but don’t twist it (Matthew 18:19-20)

  God’s Word is dripping with the riches of His trustworthy character, holy commands, sure promises, sweet rewards and more.  So He wants His people to squeeze out every drop for their growth and joy in the Lord Jesus. The … Continue reading

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“Instinct” – to cling or not to cling

Joe Weider was one of the founders of bodybuilding. One of the tenants of his training was the importance of listening to our instincts. He believed that the fundamentals of training for bodybuilding are the same for everyone but that … Continue reading

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“Initiative” – Let’s get started!

About four months ago, my twelve year old son, Caleb, asked me if we could start exercising together. I was thrilled – and skeptical. The best time for me to exercise is early mornings because I try to keep my … Continue reading

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