Author Archives: Jeff Dillard

A Word for the Week: “Remember” (Revelation 2:2-5)

‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.  I know you … Continue reading

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Peer Counseling and the 5 Love Languages (3 of 6)

If you’ve visited any of the mini-series on leadership in tools4trenches, you may remember that I define godly leadership simply as influencing others to follow us in a good direction.  Most of a leader’s focus is for the future actions … Continue reading

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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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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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Link to “Credo Magazine” (a Christian Website)

Their website describes this ministry as “an online magazine published quarterly with articles, interviews, and columns on today’s most important theological issues.” “Credo is Latin for ‘I believe.’ From the early church Fathers to the sixteenth-century Reformers to the present-day, … Continue reading

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

As part of Music Mondays, the following Christian music videos and related Scriptures are provided to build up the Body of Christ for even greater joy and faith to follow Him.  You might also consider using them with “W.A.I.T. Training”, … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Relevance” (John 8:31-32)

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” (John 8:31-32)   If you’d like … Continue reading

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God rewards (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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Peer Counseling and the 5 Love Languages (2 of 6)

If you’ve visited any of the mini-series on leadership in tools4trenches, you may remember that I define godly leadership simply as influencing others to follow us in a good direction.  Most of a leader’s focus is for the future actions … Continue reading

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God restores (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 forgives (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 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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God serves (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 bequeaths (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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Scriptures on “fuel”

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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Link to “Diane Langberg.com” (a Christian Website)

“I am convinced that we must start training Christian counselors to work as ‘missionaries’ of post-traumatic consolation and care, able to deliver the comfort of Christ himself to a very needy world.”  This is how Dr. Diane Langberg opens her website.  … Continue reading

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God fills (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 Music Videos on “Hunger” (physical pictures of the Gospel)

We must be hungry for the Lord before we will “taste and know that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8)   That will also require not trying to satisfy our spiritual hungers with created things instead of our Creator and … 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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A Word for the Week: “Reality” (Colossians 1:16-18)

For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.  And he is before all things, and in him … Continue reading

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God comforts (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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Peer Counseling and the 5 Love Languages (1 of 6)

If you’ve visited any of the mini-series on leadership in tools4trenches, you may remember that I define godly leadership simply as influencing others to follow us in a good direction.  Most of a leader’s focus is for the future actions … Continue reading

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God focuses (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 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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