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Day 17: Keep Me From Laziness; Bless Me With Riches!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Vocational Lives! Day 17: Keep Me From Laziness; Bless Me With Riches! “Idle hands make one poor, but diligent hands bring riches.”(Proverbs 10:4, CSB) Some people … Continue reading
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Day 9: Transform Your Mind!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Intellect! Day 9: Transform Your Mind! “Do not be conformed to this age, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may … Continue reading
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Day 7: Develop Understanding!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Intellect! Day 7: Develop Understanding! “Counsel in a person’s heart is deep water; but a person of understanding draws it out.” (Proverbs 20:5, CSB) God has … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 19th – Our Faith In Action Over Our Career Lives!
Week 3: A Week of Faith in Action! January 19th Our Faith In Action Over Our Career Lives! We’re Acting on What God Says! Read: Proverbs 24:30-34 Believe: Expansion is possible when God blesses the WORK of our hands … Continue reading
Faith Filled Friday – Do Not Delay!
“And he and the men who were with him ate and drank, and they spent the night there. When they arose in the morning, he said, “Send me away to my master.” Her brother and her mother said, “Let the … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Old Age Is An Excuse!
“So Abram went, as the Lord had told him, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he departed from Haran. And Abram took Sarai his wife, and Lot his brother’s son, and all their possessions that … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Doing All The Lord Has Commanded Us!
“Then the Lord said to Noah, “Go into the ark, you and all your household, for I have seen that you are righteous before me in this generation … For in seven days I will send rain on the … Continue reading
Transformed Podcast #272: Mighty Men and Women!
For the Church to survive and thrive, it will need a healthy and godly team of men and women leading it! We want to welcome you to the fifth and final installment in the “Being An Excellent Team Player” Series here … Continue reading
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10 Reasons Ministry Isn’t for Wimps
Editor’s Note: After more than three decades as a youth, mission, solo and senior pastor, Dr. Smith wanted to make sure those who are in discipleship today understand the challenges of stepping up to the accept the position and work of … Continue reading
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