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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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“Training” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “training”:  show me, teach me, and stick with me .  If you’re not familiar with this series, you may want to review some of the foundational articles and videos on … Continue reading

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Link to “Evangelism Explosion” (a Christian Website)

When you go to their tab, “About Evangelism Explosion”, these time-tested servants describe their work in this way… Evangelism Explosion is a ministry that trains people how to share their faith in Christ and how to bring people from unbelief … 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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A Word for the Week: “Praise” (1 John 1:1-4)

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life—  the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 206

“Contentment” Maybe you remember being a young child and one of your parents telling you to “Eat your food!  There are starving kids in the world who would love that! Be thankful for what you have!”  They usually said that when … Continue reading

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“Tools” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “tools”:  use what God has given you.  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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Link to “The Salvation Army International” (a Christian Website)

When you go to their website, you can read the following. “The Salvation Army is an integral part of the Christian Church, although distinctive in government and practice.  The Army’s doctrine follows the mainstream of Christian belief and its articles … 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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A Word for the Week: “Power” (Matthew 13:31-32)

He put another parable before them, saying, “The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field.  It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 205

“Seek Truth” One of God’s greatest blessings is peace, especially in marriage, because peace is not the norm.  Whether we work with our hands, a computer, or our kids, we daily battle levels of chaos and long to connect with … Continue reading

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“Stress” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “stress”:  progress will usually cost you.  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 … Continue reading

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Link to “Indelible Grace” (a Christian Website)

When you visit their site, you can read that “Indelible Grace Music was begun to help the church recover the tradition of putting old hymns to new music for each generation, and to enrich our worship with a huge view … Continue reading

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

For many who follow Christ – maybe even for most of us – the way we see God is skewed by our personal experience of our human father.  If we had a kind, wise, and giving Dad, but he was … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Potential” (1 John 3:1-3)

See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  Beloved, we are God’s children now, and … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 204

“Because parents…” Last week we noted the Seventh Commandment as God’s basic design to reflect His image through faithfulness for godly unity in Christ.  Even so, a relationship may only appear unified because there’s no visible conflict.  The Lord calls … Continue reading

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“Stamina” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “stamina”:  good beginnings aren’t enough.  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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Link to “Child Evangelism Fellowship” (a Christian Website)

Taken directly from their website, “Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) is a Bible-centered organization composed of born-again believers whose purpose is to evangelize boys and girls with the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and to establish (disciple) them in the … Continue reading

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

The Lord Jesus gives every one of His people “tools” to strengthen us:  physical strength, natural creativity, intellectual understanding, common graces of talents, providential circumstances, spiritual gifts, and more.  And every person who follows Jesus by faith in Him is … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Pieces” (1 Corinthians 12:21-25)

The eye cannot say to the hand, “I have no need of you,” nor again the head to the feet, “I have no need of you.”  On the contrary, the parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Peace” (John 14:25-27)

These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.  Peace … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 203

“Godly unity…” If you’ve been following this series from the start, you may remember that we noted a cumulative sequence in the first four Commandments.  There seems to be a similar layering of basic truths and concerns in the last … Continue reading

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“Safety” (suggested applications)

The following is related to an earlier devotional post on “safety”:  watch yourself – others need you!  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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Link to “Group” (a Christian Website of Youth Ministry)

Group youth ministry tell their origin story in this way.  “Once upon a time, there was a young youth ministry worker named Thom who couldn’t find enough great ideas for his youth group. No one had computers yet. The guys … Continue reading

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

It’s often counter-intuitive, but stress is one of God’s key paths to growth in godly relationships, strength, and, yes, even joy,  May the following music videos and related Scriptures help to equip and encourage you to follow Jesus by faith … Continue reading

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