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  • 3 Benefits from Participatory Church Meetings (Why Mutual Participation Works)

    In my post entitled “The Formula for Spiritual Growth,” I explained how participation is a key component in our spiritual growth. Why do participatory church meetings work? What makes participating in church assemblies more effective than sitting silently? What is the desired outcome of “church?” Too infrequently do Christians pause and consider this question. The…

  • The Importance of Living Intentionally (Why We Must Live with Purpose)

    What are you trying to accomplish with your life? More specifically, what are you hoping to accomplish today? This week? The apostle Paul wrote the following to the Ephesians: 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.(Eph. 5:15-16…

  • How to Let Go of False Control (and Let GOD Direct Your Plans)

    A few weeks ago I prayed for GOD to show me areas in my life where I need to grow. This wasn’t a repeat prayer or something I’d been focused on regularly. I was just thinking one day that I really need GOD to show me where He wants me to grow, so I asked…

  • December 21 – Your Redemption Payment

    Reading 1 Pet. 1:1-5:14 Devotional The apostle Peter wrote two letters which are included in the New Testament. Peter is believed to have died in 64 A.D., which would mean that his two letters were written sometime before then. Peter was familiar with Paul’s writings and Peter’s first letter is addressed to GOD’s elect scattered…

  • November 6 – Who is My Neighbor?

    Reading Luke 9:51-56; 17:11-19; 10:1-24 Matt. 11:28-30 Luke 10:25-42; 11:1-13 John 10:22-42 Devotional 25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” 27 He answered,…

  • May 31 – Life’s True Meaning

    Reading Eccl. 3:1-17; 11:7-12:8, 13-14 2 Chron. 9:29-31 Devotional The book of Ecclesiastes is often perceived as both practical and depressing, but much wisdom is contained within it. It is the story of an old man who had everything his heart desired, but chose the road which led him further away from GOD than closer…