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Philippians 1:1-11, Understanding and Applying the Bible

The brief video below is the first in a series of inductive studies on books of the Bible with six chapters or less.  If you’ve not yet seen the two introductory videos, “How to Understand and Apply the Bible” and … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Progress” (Philippians 3:13-14)

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,  I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Pride” (Philippians 2:4-11)

Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.  Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a … Continue reading

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God promotes (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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God rules (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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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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“Weight” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “weight”:  B.M.OC.!  Phat!  Heavy!  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 specific posts on … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 300: an Introduction to God’s ‘Power Tools”

An Introduction to God’s ‘Power Tools’ In Christian Marriage 101-206, we considered practical applications for marriage in the basics of love as outlined in the Ten Commandments. This week, we build on that foundation by introducing five “power tools” God’s … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Weight” (physical pictures of Spiritual Life)

Did you know that the original Hebrew word that we translate as “glory” in the Old Testament literally means “weight”?  It was used an idiomatic expressions to convey the great significance of a person or thing.  We’ve used similar expressions … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Vision” (physical pictures of Spiritual Life)

Many organizations from ministries to businesses to sporting teams use the concept of vision to guide their planning and daily decisions.  In that sense, vision is a detailed view of a better future.  The image should be so clear that everyone in the … Continue reading

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

Over and over, the Lord Jesus said that those who endure to the end will be saved. (Matthew 10:22, etc.)  That is a hope that can only be realized by following Jesus by faith in Him.  Without His sacrifice on … Continue reading

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“Pain” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “pain”:  leaving the comfort zone.  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 specific posts … 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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“Vision” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

VISION – “Identify the goal, and start walking!” Numbers 22:31, 2 Kings 6:17-20, Psalm 119:18, John 9:1ff, 1 Corinthians 9:26-27, Philippians 3:12-14, Hebrews 12:2-3   By now, you may have a better understanding of how and why you need to grow … Continue reading

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Leadership and 10 Strategies for building Trust (2 of 2)

Building and maintaining trust is essential anyone is a position to lead others:  parents, supervisors, mentors, coaches, and more.  Over the last several weeks, we’ve considered the importance of trust through “circles of proof and circles of access“, understanding “hindrances … Continue reading

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Leadership and Building Trust (1 of 3), Circles of Access & Proof

Every few weeks in “Service Saturdays”, we will alternate a mini-series on leadership and a mini-series on counseling.  We start with a foundation of leadership:  trust. I originally produced these videos as an Army Chaplain for my unit’s personnel stationed … 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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“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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“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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Counseling as a Person of Understanding (8 of 12), Proverbs 17:27

A cool head and a warm heart.  That’s an amazing combination, isn’t it?  A nextdoor neighbor who cares about you and doesn’t drop you when you neglect your yard work.  A parent who loves you and doesn’t freak out when you’ve blown … Continue reading

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“Hunger” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

HUNGER –  “I am starving for . . .” (Deuteronomy 8:2-3, Nehemiah 9:15, Proverbs 16:26, Psalm 34:10, Matthew 5:6 & Luke 6:21, Romans 16:18, Ephesians 2:1-10 (esp v. 3), Philippians 3:19)   God’s Word says lots of positive things about … 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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Christian Confidence 102: “What is God like?”

Christmas just passed, so this is a good time to reflect on the question, “What is God really like?” Last week we addressed the question “What is real/true, and how can I know?” And we noted that the ultimate reality/truth is … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 109: “one these two commands depend all the prophets”

“Christian Wholeness 109”:  God willing, next week’s summary of some applications will complete this series on being whole in the Lord Jesus Christ.  This week we consider the significance that “all of the Prophets hang on these two commands”:  love … Continue reading

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“Closed Doors and Windows of Opportunity”

Failure.  There’s not usually any positive connotations from the word, much less the experience.  Yet, throughout Scripture and in the personal experience of His people, we see that the Lord often uses what we consider significant losses to lead us into … Continue reading

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