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Day 5: Glorify God With Our Bodies!
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting 2021 – Our Year of Growth In Our Physical Lives! Day 5: Glorify God With Our Bodies! “Don’t you know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, … Continue reading
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When Problems Plague a Nation!
In one of the most familiar passages for most Bible students, King Solomon of United Israel dedicated the Temple he had built to the Lord. Then he prayed a passionate, well thought out prayer for mercy from God. For 2 … Continue reading
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21 Days! January 3rd – Our Physical Lives!
Our Foundation for Fasting and Prayer “Jabez called on Israel’s God: “If only you would greatly bless me and increase my territory. May your power go with me to keep me from trouble, so as not to cause me pain.” … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Naturally Curious
“When they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem looking for Him. Then, after three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them and asking them questions. And all … 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 – Focused On Faith!
“And there was a prophetess, Anna the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and then as a widow to the age of … Continue reading
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Train Them Thursday – Following the Spirit’s Leading!
“And there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesday – Being Sensitive to God’s Timing!
“There was also a prophetess, Anna, a daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was well along in years, having lived with her husband seven years after her marriage, and was a widow for 84 years. She did … Continue reading
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Willing Worker Wednesdays – Staying Tuned Into the Spirit!
“Guided by the Spirit, he entered the temple complex. When the parents brought in the child Jesus to perform for Him what was customary under the law, Simeon took Him up in his arms, praised God, and said: Now, Master, … Continue reading
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