Meaningful, healthy relationships need the right kind of environment to flourish. Before we can expect to nurture genuine assimilation, some things gotta go! Just as tender plants require special care and the absence of things that assault growth, so do groups of believers who desire to cultivate relationships. Centuries ago, as God led the ancient Hebrews into the Promised Land, He specifically instructed them to clear the territory of the foreign tribes and to rid themselves of the influence of Canaanite civilization. From this example, we can draw an analogy for today.
|Part 1||June 14, 2013|
|Part 2||June 17, 2013|
|Part 3||June 18, 2013|
One Minute Message
You nurture when you cultivate your children and help them know who they are. It's a bit like cultivating bamboo. You put a lot of work in and don't see many results at first but perseverance pays off!
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Paws & Tales
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INSIGHTS MAGAZINE CANADA
by Chuck Swindoll
In an age of equal rights and equal time, it’s only fair to give dads equal attention. For a few minutes, I’d like you to think about your father—or, perhaps, about the predominant male role model in your youth. Meditate on what that one individual has contributed to your life. Think about his influence over you, his investment in you, his cultivation of your character. Picture his face…the lines indelibly etched on it. Think about the tone of his voice…his laugh…those eyes…some unique expressions that emerge through the miracle of memory.Read Full Article >
by Robyn Roste
Recently I listened to a sermon on “the valley of disappointment.” This is a place we all travel through when we experience failure. How long we spend in the valley depends on what we encounter while we’re there.
In this valley, there are bandits called Bitterness, Withdrawal, and Fatalism. When we’re feeling down the bandits confront us over and over. The only way we can find a way out of the valley is to defeat the bandits without losing sight of who we are.Read Full Article >
by Steve Johnson
Ever hear a preacher refer to the secret of the victorious Christian life?
Over the years I have attended many Bible conferences and heard many people preach about the secret of the victorious Christian life. Like countless others I listened, hoping for some mystical truth to be revealed that would turn me into a super-Christian—faster than a speeding dart, stronger than the powers of darkness, and able to overcome sin with a single bound.
Years passed before I finally discovered the secret. The secret is…there is no secret!Read Full Article >
by Steve Johnson
Can a Christian be Demon Possessed?
Theologians discuss the terms demon possessed and demonized (the English transliteration of the Greek word, which means having demons). But it’s the related biblical truths that shed light on the issue and help us answer this question.Read Full Article >
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