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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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“Hygiene” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

HYGIENE – “Sickness hinders growth” (Isaiah 64:6, Ezekiel 16 (whole chapter) and 36:25-27, Daniel 1:5-19, Zechariah 3:1-4, Matthew 15:1-11, John 13:1-17, Acts 11:1-18, Hebrews 10:19-22, James 1:16-21)   Shortly after my unit arrived in Kuwait before Operation Iraqi Freedom, a lot … Continue reading

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Link to “Monergism” (a Christian Website)

A collection of resources centered on the glorious grace of God’s sovereignty in all things. These are some of the deepest yet most helpful truths in all of Scripture. May God’s Spirit use them to draw you even closer and … Continue reading

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

Taking that first step.  That’s initiative.  May the Christian music videos and related Scriptures below help you meditate and pray on the importance and joy of taking steps in faith and service for the Lord Jesus today.   And He … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Walls” (Nehemiah 12:38-40)

 The second choir proceeded in the opposite direction. I followed them on top of the wall, together with half the people—past the Tower of the Ovens to the Broad Wall, over the Gate of Ephraim, the Jeshanah Gate, the Fish Gate, the … Continue reading

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Christian Marriage 202

“Human Worth” “Every plot in literature or film centers on one question: ‘who am I?’” That’s a paraphrase from a movie I saw recently. I guess the plot wasn’t developed well enough for me to remember more, but the point is worth … 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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Link to “Harvest” (Website helps for those struggling with sexual additions)

This website seeks to care for and battle with some of the most controversial and sensitive subjects in the Church. If you’d like to know more about who publishes the articles, videos, and other materials on tools4trenches, you can click … Continue reading

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Christian Music Videos on “Image” (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: “Vision” (Isaiah 29:18-19)

  In that day the deaf will hear the words of the scroll, and out of gloom and darkness the eyes of the blind will see.  Once more the humble will rejoice in the Lord; the needy will rejoice in the Holy … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 110: some conclusions on Matthew 22:36-40

Today we conclude our series on being whole in Christ.  The video hyperlinked below summarizes a few implicit themes that have run between the lines in the previous articles, so I won’t repeat those here.  Instead, let’s address an explicit … 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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Link to “Perimeter” (Website of an intimate ‘mega church’ of mercy ministries, discipleship and more)

I consider Perimeter church to be a “whole” body of believers.  Randy Pope and the other ministers there teach the Word of God, do the work of God and offer the worship of God through Jesus Christ.  They link arms … 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: “Vision” (Acts 18:24-28)

Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus.  He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures.  He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor … 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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“Genes” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

GENES – “Born to…?” (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 … Continue reading

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Link to website “Focus on the Family”

For good reason, Focus on the Family is one of the oldest and most popular Christian media ministries. Dr. James Dobson, his staff and their many friends in ministry provide a seemingly endless variety of resources to assist Christian families … 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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A Word for the Week: “Vision” (Matthew 7:3-5)

“Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?  How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ … Continue reading

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Christian Wholeness 108: “On these two commands hang all the Law”

Many of us either had a parent or knew one who ‘laid down the law’ with their children, and the only reason they gave for obedience was “Because I said so!” Thankfully, God is a lot clearer and more loving … Continue reading

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“Fuel” – physical and spiritual fitness in Christ

FUEL – “Input generally determines output” (Deuteronomy 8:1ff, Psalm 34:8 and 42:1, Isaiah 25:6ff and 55:1-2, John 4:13-14 and 6:35, Hebrews 5:12-14, 1 Peter 2:2-3     Don‟t you hate it when reality jumps up and slaps you in the face? Maybe you’ve been … Continue reading

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Link to the website, “Hebrew for Christians”

Most Christians probably tend to focus on the New Testament. After all, that’s where we see the Lord Jesus most clearly (even though He was working throughout the Old Testament times, too.) Yet virtually every person, event and subject in … Continue reading

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

When any person is born-again by the saving work of Christ and His Spirit, they have a new Father and new “genes”.  May this week’s videos encourage your faith and joyful service to the Lord in His Spirit and that … Continue reading

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A Word for the Week: “Understanding” (Nehemiah 2:1-2)

In the month of Nisan in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, when wine was brought for him, I took the wine and gave it to the king.  I had not been sad in his presence before, so the king … Continue reading

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