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Hope For Today #174 – Expansion Begins With a “Chance” Encounter!
Expansion in our lives often begins in ways we would never recognize! That is why HOW we treat people is so very important, no matter our personal circumstances. In this powerful message of HOPE, Dr. Matthew Lee Smith, Executive Director … Continue reading
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Hope for Today #172 – Expansion and Injustice!
Have you ever struggled with trying to figure out what God is doing in your life?I mean really, sometimes the pain and suffering, the difficulties and troubles just won’t go away! And – at times – they are just too … Continue reading
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Hope For Today #171 – Expansion Is First Seen In Our Dreams!
Sharing isn’t always a good idea, especially when God is talking to us!You see, God doesn’t speak to everybody the same way. And some people, well … God doesn’t speak to it all except through His Word – the Bible. … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Let God Guide!
“So Joseph got up, took the Child and His mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. Then … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Following God’s Timing!
“But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said, “Get up, take the Child and His mother, and go into the land of Israel; for those who sought the … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – When God Speaks!
“Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Using Wisdom In An Evil World!
“So he got up, took the child and His mother, and entered the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And being … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Tuned In To God’s Heart!
“When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord, they returned to Galilee, to their own city of Nazareth.” (Luke 2:39, NASB95) When they had performed everything according to the Law of the Lord. Disciples are focused on pleasing … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Delay Can Be Deadly!
“After they were gone, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother, flee to Egypt, and stay there until I tell you. For Herod is about to … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – The Blessed Life!
“And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every firstborn male … Continue reading
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