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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
Posted in Discipleship, Train Them Thursdays (discipleship) Tagged bloodthirsty, boy, character, child, circumstance, compassionate, disciple, discipleship, Egypt, eternity, evil, family, forgive, fully devoted followers, glorify, God, good, harship, Herod, innocent, Joseph, maniac, Mary, mother, motivate, motivated, nature, obey, plan, protect, reward, right, sacririfce, soul, spirit, spiritual, Trust, urgent, warning, wife, wise, wrong Leave a comment
Willing Worker Wednesday – Fulfilling God’s Role For Our Lives
““Why were you searching for Me?” He asked them. “Didn’t you know that I had to be in My Father’s house?” But they did not understand what He said to them. Then He went down with them and came to … 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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Train Them Thursday – God Has Spoken!
“And when eight days had passed, so as to circumcise Him, His name was then called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.” (Luke 2:21, NASB95) And when eight days had passed, … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – We Have Something Good to Share!
“So they came in a hurry and found their way to Mary and Joseph, and the baby as He lay in the manger. When they had seen this, they made known the statement which had been told them about this … Continue reading
Train Them Thursday – Choices Reveal Our Character!
“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: when His mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child by the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a righteous … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Attitude and Character!
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole empire should be registered. This first registration took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. So everyone went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph … Continue reading
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