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Willing Worker Wednesday – Being Sensitive to God’s Timing!
“There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and was a widow for 84 years. She did … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – The Three Incredible Elements of Servant Leaders!
“So her husband Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to him in a dream, saying, … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – God Is On The Case!
“He has done a mighty deed with His arm; He has scattered the proud because of the thoughts of their hearts; He has toppled the mighty from their thrones and exalted the lowly. He has satisfied the hungry with … Continue reading
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Salvation Is About Relationship
Photo Credit: http://servingjoy.com Remember, salvation is not about a transaction as much as it’s about relationship. For example, if we think we are happily married because we went through the ceremony, and that things should always be wondeful because we … Continue reading
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Transformed #285: Coaching Our Class to Christlikeness!
Losing is no fun! And yet, to be honest, Sunday Schools and Churches are losing people all across this nation. As we continue our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith speaks plainly about why … Continue reading
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Nine Traits of Church Bullies
by Thom Rainer Editor’s Note; Great article. Please read! First of two parts Church bullies are common in many congregations. Wreaking havoc, stirring up trouble and creating dissension, bullies typically must have an “enemy.” They aren’t happy unless they are fighting … Continue reading
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9 Traits of Church Bullies
Editor’s Note: This is such an excellent article and such a pervasive problem we are republishing it here in its entirety. If you would like to refer to the original article, you can find it here. By Thom S. Rainer … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #243: Devoted to God’s Heart and Will
In this series of teachings, we are asking the life-changing question, “What is the Church?” In our last episode we explored the people of the Church. Today we delve into the passion of those people who are the … Continue reading
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