Category Archives: Encouragments

Impartations of courage, hope, vision, and other spiritual substances (Heb 11:1) that builds-up the inner man.

Worried about false teachers?

Many people in the church seem to be concerned about false teaching/teachers, etc.  So I did a quick bible study on the word “beware” in the NT, and it’s pretty revealing. The most mentions of the word “beware” are in … Continue reading

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Teenagers!

After parenting 6 teens for the last 8 years, and also having 14 more years to go to parent another 3 into adulthood, I’ve learned there are 2 major things that cause a truckload of teen-drama. Brain development – As … Continue reading

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The Power of Beholding

I’ve meditating on the principle of “beholding”. Simply put, the principle is that we become what we behold. (Beholding meaning more than just looking at something occasionally. Beholding is more along the lines of habitually gazing intently [pondering deeply] at … Continue reading

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A Battle Hymn by Charles Spureon

Forth to the battle rides our King, He climbs His conquering car; He fits His arrows to the string, And hurls His bolts afar. Convictions pierce the stoutest hearts, They smart, they bleed, they die; Slain by Immanuel’s well-aimed darts, … Continue reading

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Reality Check – Killing sacred cows

Bible study, prayer, going to church, accountability groups, singing praises, book studies, witnessing, giving, serving, and on-and-on.   All good things? Perhaps. But the “good” part of the tree of knowledge was still death. So, all these things can be … Continue reading

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Responding to trials

God’s plan for each of us includes premeditated & strategically designed trials. Pits, prisons, enslavement, mistreatment, betrayal, slander, theft, abuse, wilderness seasons, loneliness, service-to-the-ungodly, and on and on. The key is turning from trying to get out of them, and … Continue reading

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Rise Up, O Men of God!

1. Rise up, O men of God! Have done with lesser things. Give heart and mind and soul and strength to serve the King of kings. 2. Rise up, O men of God! The kingdom tarries long. Bring in the … Continue reading

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