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Turn-Around Tuesday – Return and Submit
“The angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She … 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 – Anticipating God’s Blessing!
“She who has believed is blessed because what was spoken to her by the Lord will be fulfilled!”(Luke 1:45, HCSB) She who has believed is blessed. So often we forget that our knowing isn’t enough as a leader … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Trusting For the Smile of God!
“Then the angel told her: Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.” (Luke 1:30, HCSB) You have found favor with God. Perhaps you’ve noticed. Life is harder for some people than it is for … Continue reading
Posted in Leadership Blog, Willing Worker Wednesdays Tagged accomplish, backwards, Bible, bless, blessed, character, choice, direction, favor, God, godliness, hope, humble, intelligence, Israel, life, Mary, notorious, obedience, obey, path, powerless, providence, purity, right, risk, spiritual acumen, submit, surrender, Trust, willing, Word of God, wrong Leave a comment
The Hard Hearted Don’t Care When Their Actions Injure Others!
Some thoughts from Exodus 9:8-12 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh refused to obey the Lord despite the severe injury to the health of all of his citizens. With everyone in the country affected, and the magicians unable to stand in … Continue reading
Hard Heartedness Refuses to Acknowledge the Lord Despite Personal Experience!
Some thoughts from Exodus 8:11-15 (ESV) The hard-heartedness of Pharaoh refused to acknowledge the Lord and His works despite personal involvement in the miraculous. When the frogs died in Egypt at the time requested of Pharaoh, one would think that … 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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Transformed Episode #211: Searching God’s Heart for God’s Will
How do we discern God’s will? Welcome to the Transformed podcast. Time has a way of exposing the wisdom of our choices. Jesus taught this truth by saying, “But wisdom is shown to be right by the lives of those … Continue reading
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Episode 138 – Where Is God When the World Seems to Be Falling Apart?
2012 hasn’t been a good year for many people. They say things are getting better financially, but few we know have felt the benefit. People are struggling and hurting. If you know your Bible, it sounds a lot like … Continue reading
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