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Christian Wholeness 104: “…with all of your heart”

For about a month now, this series of articles and videos has been considering what it means to be a “whole” person, as defined by Jesus in Matthew 22:37-39 and Mark 12:30-31.  For, as we noted in the introduction, we … Continue reading

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“Balance” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

BALANCE – “True fitness is holistic” (Deuteronomy 6:5-9, Proverbs 30:7-9, Luke 10:27, 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, Ephesians 4:15-16, 1 Timothy 5:23) God calls us to live for Him in every area of our lives. See Deuteronomy 6:5-9 and Luke 10:27, for … Continue reading

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Link to “The Cove” (Website of the Billy Graham Training Center)

The Billy Graham Training Center is located in Asheville, North Carolina. It is a high quality, serene and well-rounded center for Christian growth. My wife and I and many other friends have personally enjoyed some of its conferences, retreats and … Continue reading

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

God created us by His breath, and we still need Him for every breath.  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 … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Thanks” (Luke 7:44-47)

Then he turned toward the woman and said to Simon, “Do you see this woman?  I came into your house.  You did not give me any water for my feet, but she wet my feet with her tears and wiped them … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 103: “Love your neighbor as yourself”

Throughout this series we’re exploring how to leverage wholeness for our lives. And since Jesus said that God’s Word is summed up in loving God and others, we can simplify the threat to our wholeness as neglect or distortion of … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “weight”

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 “Christian Military Fellowship” (Website of military ministry)

A website dedicated to helping members of the Armed Services and their families. If you’d like to know more about who publishes the articles, videos, and other materials on tools4trenches, you can click on the picture of me and my … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Balance” (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: “Tension” (Matthew 18:14-20)

In the same way your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.  “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you.  If they listen to you, … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 102: who is ‘God’?

Two weeks ago we began exploring key concepts as they occur in Matthew 22:37 and Mark 12:33. That’s where Jesus described the first and second great command. We introduced the implied message of wholeness; then we looked at ‘love’; and … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “vision”

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 “Wisdom for the Heart” (Website Ministry of Dr. Stephen Davey)

Biblical, heart-felt and practical preaching ministries and resources for your life in Christ. If you’d like to know more about who publishes the articles, videos, and other materials on tools4trenches, you can click on the picture of me and my … 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: “Symbols” (Philippians 2:5-8)

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 101: “What is love?”

This week we consider the place of ‘love’ as a follow-up to last week’s introduction to wholeness.  For I began this series with one concern in mind:  we tend to be fragmented, not whole.  So we are also divided in … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “training”

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 “Officer Christian Fellowship” (Website of military ministry)

Officer Christian Fellowship exists to glorify God by uniting Christian officers for biblical fellowship and outreach, equipping and encouraging them to minister effectively in the military society— the hunger that began with a lone British officer stationed in the area … 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: “Support” (Ecclesiastes 4:9-12)

Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor:  If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.  But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.  Also, … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 100: an Introduction

In order to serve a broader audience, I’m pausing the series on Christian Marriage for several weeks to consider how any person (married or not) can be whole in Christ.  But, first, let’s review the biblical backdrop. God calls us … Continue reading

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Scriptures on “tools”

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 “World” (Website of online Christian news magazine)

WORLD magazine is self-described as purposed “to be salt, not sugar.  We like to report good news but we don’t make it sticky-sweet. We also report bad news because Christ’s grace becomes most meaningful when we’re aware of sin. We … 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: “Structure” (Ephesians 4:11-16)

So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of … Continue reading

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