What About Marriage and Divorce?

What About Marriage and Divorce

Help Needed!

God knows we need help, especially in a relationship that’s as precious as marriage. Marriage deals with children, generations and legacy. In a relationship as precious as marriage, God knows that we need help, and so He gave us help. Genesis 2 tells us what He says about that help and where that help comes from.

Seeing and Hearing Again

Seeing and Hearing Again

Eyes to See The Pharisees were trained and schooled to recognize God, to hear His voice and to know what God was saying. They looked for something that was so obviously close, but never saw Him. When He actually came on that Christmas, they did not even recognize Him. In fact, even when He spoke, they hardened their hearts and said, “No, that’s not true!” The Bible says our hearts, like Read More

Ways to Soothe Disputes

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Family feuds are a part of life. They involve people who were once amiable, but who are now somewhat antagonistic and miles apart. These feuds are sometimes caused by major breakdowns, but more often, they are caused by cuts and scrapes that become infected. Never Underestimate Minor Tribulations How many relationships have been broken because of a minor and often foolish problem? An untrue Read More

Mary – Learning to Listen

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We live in a fast-forward world where busy-ness is equated with importance and success. We think that because someone is busy, that person must be important. But the Lord says that the way the world sees things is not how he sees them. And the result of our busy-ness is just that—busy-ness.
Have you become too busy to listen anymore?

My Top Five Percent

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If you and I are going to enjoy healing and rest at our very core, we must discover and discern the top 5 percent of life.
Eight-five percent of what we do, anyone can do: checking e-mail, answering messages, attending meetings, reading the newspaper or trade journals, and making simple decisions. These tasks don’t require an elite expertise or specialized skill. Many of these tasks can be delegated to others so we can concentrate on what’s most important to the job we have been given to do.

In the Quiet Times

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If we’re going to be effective in hearing God and successful in walking with God, we have to develop certain habits. Staying close to God requires that we develop the habit of spending quiet time with our Father, Lord and King. Developing that habit is critical to our growth in Christ. How to Develop a Daily Quiet Time: “Be still, and know that I am God” (Ps. 46:10). If we are going Read More

Daily Obedience

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  One of the things that can easily destroy us is that we don’t listen to the Holy Spirit’s leading. When your family starts to crash it takes you three months to repair the infection, whereas if you’d obeyed it would have saved you many months. I cannot tell you how important it is to daily obey Jesus. Proverbs 3:1 & 2 My son, do not forget my teaching, But let your heart keep my commandments; Read More

Remember the Sabbath

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Sometimes, as busy pastors and leaders we think, “I’ve got so much to do I just can’t take a Sabbath.” NO, that’s very wrong thinking. You’ll kill yourself. For years I’ve had a plan for taking my Sabbath. Sometimes I found that I wasn’t able to take a whole day off all at once, in one nice neat package, so then I’d take snip-its of Sabbaths. I’d take an afternoon here and a morning somewhere else, but basically one day out of seven I’d desist—it might be an afternoon here and a morning there, but it would total one day a week. Then I’d also take off every seventh weekend. I’d be out of the pulpit.

Keeping Our Spirit Fresh

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You communicate in three ways: through your words, your gestures, and through your spirit. Which do you think is most important? I bet you guessed it. Not through our words, but the spirit with which we speak those words. That is what gives our words meaning, depth, credence. But our spirit can flag. We become fatigued with the daily-ness of leading, and we end up still doing the deeds but they Read More