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Hope For Today #209 – Faith Revels In God’s Supremacy!
Faith Revels In God’s Supremacy! “We are the servants of the God of the heavens and earth, and we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, which a great king of Israel built and finished.” (Ezra 5:11, … Continue reading
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Hope for Today #169 – Expansion Despite Opposition!
God’s timing is always perfect. In the midst of our problems and difficulties, and when things have not been going just the way we wanted them to for a long time, God will show up and give us surprisingly incredible directions … Continue reading
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5 Character Traits Building A Confident Faith!
Trusting the God Who Promises the Practical “Now the Lord said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great … 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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Vision Casting to Conquer Great Obstacles!
Editor’s Note: We continue our series of blogs for those who are reading the Bible with us cover-to-cover this year. Interspersed with our thoughts on our daily reading, we want to provide some tips about reading the Bible in general. … Continue reading
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Conflict and Accusation!
Feel free to forward this to a friend! “To be confident is to act in faith.” ~ Bernard Bynion If you have attempted anything in ministry, you know all about conflict! It seems like the greatest obstacle to forward movement … Continue reading
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