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Hope For Today #219 – Faith Looks to One’s Harvest!
Faith Looks to One’s Own Harvest! “There is profit in all hard work, but endless talk leads only to poverty.” (Proverbs 14:23, CSB) Who doesn’t like something for FREE! During the Pandemic it seemed like most everyone had their hand out. … Continue reading
Hope For Today – The Seeds of God’s Expansion For Our Lives Are to Be Found In …
I love planting seeds and watching things grow. It’s so much fun for me to till the ground, plant, and then watch, tend and water my garden until there are onions and carrots and cabbage and tomatoes and squash, watermelons … Continue reading
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Hope For Today! God’s Expansion Involves Using Our Blessings!
Has anyone else noticed how selfish people are today? When things don’t go our way, we seem to want to blame everyone else on the planet – everyone EXCEPT ourselves. We are even willing to blame God! Hi there, I’m Dr. … Continue reading
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Hope For Today! God’s Expansion Self Replicates!
Ask yourself a simple question right now, “Is my life growing or shrinking?” In other words, “Can I honestly say things are getting better or are things growing worse? Do I have promotion or demotion?” Hi there, I’m Dr. Matthew … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 22 – Our Faith in Action Over Our Intellectual Lives!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 22 Our Faith in Action Over Our Intellectual Lives! We Are Acting On What God Says! Read: Philippians 4:4-9 Believe: Whatever we think about will grow into our lives. In other … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 11th – We’re Asking God to Grow Our Families!
January 11th: The Expansion of Our Family Lives We’re Asking God to Grow Our Families! Read: Ephesians 5:22 – 6:9 Believe: Our family relationships are the FOUNDATIONAL VIDEO of the reality of our faith. (In other words, if we cannot … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 8th – Our Intellectual Lives!
Our Foundation for Fasting and Prayer “Jabez called on Israel’s God: “If only you would greatly bless me and increase my territory. May your power go with me to keep me from trouble, so as not to cause me pain.” … Continue reading
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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