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Day 4: Discipline Our Physical Bodies!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Physical Lives! Day 4: Discipline Our Physical Bodies! “So I do not run like one who runs aimlessly or box like one beating the air. Instead, … Continue reading
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Investigate Before We Imitate!
There is a powerful lesson here if we will STOP, read it many times, read the verse many times, and then ask God a simple question: “Do I want MY life to like THEIR life … the one they HIDE … Continue reading
Train Them Thursday – First Steps!
“Now in those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”” (Matthew 3:1–2, NASB95) Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. The beginning of every … Continue reading
Hope For Today – So I Send You!
With Easter over and the celebrating finished, the question in our hearts and minds should be, “So what do we do NOW? I’m Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and I want to share some Hope For Today about the purpose of … Continue reading
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Hope For Today – Jesus Is “The” Way to Heaven!
It’s Palm Sunday! Today we remember the day when Jesus was the hero of Jerusalem. People lined the stone streets in the City of Heaven and cheered their New King, their Rescuer, their long awaited Messiah. And then, Jesus announced … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Naturally Curious
“When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him. Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Discipling Our Children
“And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast; and as they were returning, after spending the full number of days, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. But His parents were unaware … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Parenting Our Children
“Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. And when He became twelve, they went up there according to the custom of the Feast.” (Luke 2:41–42, NASB95) Now His parents went to Jerusalem every … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Is There Life?
“The Child continued to grow and become strong, increasing in wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.” (Luke 2:40, NASB95) The Child continued to grow and become strong. Where faith lives, growth happens! The opposite is also true. In … Continue reading
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