Resources by Topic: Christian Growth

Tethering

When I am not proactive about my relationship with God, I “drift” into my own way. …

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The Beauty of Holiness

Holiness . . . what thoughts or pictures does that word bring to mind? Musty old relics? Tight-faced, prudish old ladies? Stifling restraint? …

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The Why of Worship

Today we've reached the pinnacle in this blog series on worship where we ask why. Why should we worship? What's the big deal?   …

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Trust and Obey

I look back and see that much of the blessings I'm experiencing today are the fruit of a foundation that my dad laid in my life by teaching me the ways of God. …

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Your Racecourse

You don't have to chart your own course or manipulate your circumstances to fit your expertly designed "master plan." …

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Fanny Crosby: Her Story, Her Song

Fanny followed God’s lead, humbly stewarded her God-given talents, and walked through each open door of opportunity with joy in her heart. Her life is an example of walking by faith and not by sight. …

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What Story Would Your Biography Tell?

If a biographer were writing your story, what would they write? Would it be a story of a woman redeeming the time? Or would it be a story of wasted time, of squandered opportunities, of vain pursuits? …

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Now More Than Ever

How should we respond to the world around us? Now more than ever, the lost world needs loving, holy, truth-speaking Christians with gospel fire in their souls. …

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A New Way of Thinking

It's a no-brainer that what we think about determines our actions. What happens if I think about chocolate all day . . . (which isn't hard to do)? …

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Anytime, Anywhere

Worship isn't something we do only on Sundays during a moving praise and worship music set. Worship happens 24/7 as we turn our hearts to Him anytime, anywhere! …

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Have Mercy!

I decided to ask the Lord who I was not being merciful to. The answer came into my heart in a single beat. "Your husband." Come again, Lord? …

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How to Change

If only spiritual transformation were that easy. Just read a book, see a counselor, attend a conference . . . and, presto, out comes a mature, godly Christian. …

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Jesus Talks Worship

No longer is worship limited to a particular place or time; God is seeking those who would worship Him in spirit—worship can happen anytime and anyplace! …

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Love Is a Choice

At my son’s wedding, I found myself reminding him of the words my mother spoke to me at my wedding, and many times since:  “Always remember that love is a choice.” …

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Loving Toads

The Lord’s been teaching me a lot about dealing with “toads” (difficult people) from the life of Moses--a man who was surrounded by them! …

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No Greater Love

True love is not an emotion, although it carries with it the wonder and delight of pleasurable emotions. True love is not something we "fall in" and "out of." …

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Spiritual P90X

After completing an intense exercise program, Juli sensed God asking if she would commit to a spiritual exercise program. …

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The Fast That God Requires

In Isaiah 58, God brings an accusation against His people. They fast, they "go to church," they pray, but their hearts beat for their own glory and gain. You, too, can go through the motions of what you think God requires, but does your obedience flow out of a heart changed by the gospel? If so, what can you do ...

Lauren Chandler Lauren Chandler You can go through the motions of what you think God requires, but does your obedience flow out of a heart changed by the gospel?  Continue Reading 

Session 1 Drama: Deceived

When you’re racked with guilt and shame over your sin, it taints your view of God, yourself, and others. But in Jesus there is forgiveness and freedom from bondage.

Acts of Renewal Acts of Renewal When you’re racked with guilt and shame over your sin, it taints your view of God, yourself, and others. But in Jesus there is forgiveness.  Continue Reading 

Session 5 Drama: Seek Peace and Pursue It

The world has a lot of ideas about what peace is and where to find it. But how well do these ideologies hold up to God’s Word?

Acts of Renewal Acts of Renewal The world has a lot of ideas about what peace is and where to find it. But how well do these ideologies hold up to God’s Word?  Continue Reading