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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 – 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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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
Posted in Leadership Blog, Willing Worker Wednesdays Tagged adulthood, attention, business, choice, concern, confusion, disrespect, evaluate, failure, father, frantic, future, heart, Jesus, Jospeh, Leadership, lesson, Mary, ministry, Nazareth, nurture, obedience, parent, rebellion, response, responsibilities, responsibility, role, separation, servant, situation, Son, soul, submit, success, train Leave a comment
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
Posted in Leadership Blog, Willing Worker Wednesdays Tagged attitude, Bethlehem, Bible, birth, care, character, compassion, complaint, David, determination, elements, error, fail, gossip, grit, implications, interpretation, Joseph, leader, leaders, life, love, Mary, Nazareth, pain, plan, ponder, pregnant, ridicule, servant, willing Leave a comment
Train Them Thursday – Perplexed When Favored By God!
“Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man whose name was Joseph, of the descendants of David; and the virgin’s name … Continue reading
Posted in Discipleship, Train Them Thursdays (discipleship) Tagged amazing, assurance, complicated, confusion, cooking, Creation, devoted, disciple, discipleship, dismay, drama, eternal, eternity, favor, Galilee, God, heart, honor, humanity, humility, Israel, Jesus, Joseph, joy, judge, life, Lord, love, Mary, motive, Nazareth, Palestine, ponder, promise, reality, redeem, redemption, reputation, salvation, serve, service, technique, Virgin Leave a comment
Willing Worker Wednesday – Obscure But Not Out Of Sight!
“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. And the … Continue reading
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Transformed Episode #229: Christmas Sets Our Agendas
Agendas – we all have them and, if we are bluntly honest, we all work from our own most of the time. But when Jesus comes into our lives, He changes our focus; He breathes life into our schedules! … Continue reading
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Come and Visit Jesus Boyhood Home of Nazareth!
“After Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, “Get up! Take the child and His mother and go to the land of Israel, because those who sought the child’s life … Continue reading
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