But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Tuesday, 20 November 2018 22:28

The Circle of Gratitude and Glory

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Giving thanks changes us and glorifies God.  If such a small thing has that much of an impact why don’t we do it more often?  You will after learning this truth. “For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to...

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Friday, 09 November 2018 20:30

10 Proven Ways To Increase Sunday School Attendance

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Sunday School is an untapped powerhouse of every church.  Jumpstart yours with these proven principles. A Pastor asked me to give him some ideas about reenergizing a stagnant Sunday School program and increasing its attendance.  What a great question!  As I was meditating on the...

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Tuesday, 30 October 2018 23:00

Guardrails for God’s Will

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How will you stand when all the forces of Hell fight to run you off from the ministry to which God has called you? Here are 10 principles that will keep you in God’s will. 2 Timothy 4:16–17  “At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray God...

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Thursday, 18 October 2018 21:30

How to Lead Effectively During Difficult Times

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Leaders must know how to lead through the most difficult times.  Here are eight tips to help you lead effectively through troubled waters. MARK 16:9-11  “Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven...

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Thursday, 04 October 2018 21:27

“The Bar” Poem

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A poetic reminder of the dangers of booze and bars.   In a day when the acceptance of social drinking among Christians is rising, let’s not forget the untold heartache of alcohol.  The Bible warns us repeatedly against the dangers of intoxicating beverages. Booze is deceptive and...

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Thursday, 27 September 2018 22:19

Jesus Christ’s Eternal Proposal

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Have you accepted Jesus Christ’s proposal to spend eternity in Heaven?  Find out how.   Most people enjoy weddings.  What is there not to like? Amazing decorations, delightful music, elegant clothing, and two hearts becoming one touches a chord deep within us. Everyone...

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Thursday, 20 September 2018 22:07

10 Rules For Respect in Relationships

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In a world where people have forgotten how to treat one another, this list will save you a lot of grief.  Check it out.   Matthew 18:15-17  “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou...

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Thursday, 13 September 2018 21:30

Perfect Church Poem

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This timeless poem reminds Christians that there are no perfect churches and encourages them to be faithful. There are no perfect churches. If you ever find one, don’t join it because you will ruin it! The truth is that we are all sinners saved by grace. Each one of us has a lot of growing...

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Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:29

Jesus Christ The Destroyer – 30 Days to Victory

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Jesus is the Saviour and the Destroyer.  He won the victory so you can defeat temptation.   1 John 3:8  “He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the...

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Wednesday, 29 August 2018 21:38

Sin Withholds Good Things – 30 Days to Victory

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Sin costs more than you think.  Only eternity will reveal its actual price.   Jeremiah 5:25  “Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you.” Sin always causes pain, sorrow, and destruction.  Those consequences are...

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Tuesday, 28 August 2018 21:49

Don’t Be Envious of Sinners – 30 Days to Victory

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How you think about sin and sinners will protect you from temptation or open the door for seduction.   Psalm 37:1  “Fret not thyself because of evildoers, Neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.” There are two commands in this verse that will keep us from...

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Monday, 27 August 2018 21:30

I Will Be Sorry For My Sin – 30 Days to Victory

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Sin causes always causes sorrow eventually.  Be sorry now or be sorrier later.   Psalm 38:18  “For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.” Sin hurts.  It causes death, destruction, pain, and heartache.  Maybe not today or tomorrow, but it...

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Sunday, 26 August 2018 21:30

The Way of Escape – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

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God always provides an exit from temptation for His children.  You don’t have to sin.     1 Corinthians 10:13  “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but...

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Saturday, 25 August 2018 21:30

The Temptation of Riches – 30 Days To Victory

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An unbiblical philosophy of money has ruined many people.  Will you be another casualty?   1 Timothy 6:9   “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.” In...

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Friday, 24 August 2018 21:30

Peer Pressure – 30 Days To Victory Devotional

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Peer pressure is a powerful tool the Devil uses to influence people to sin.  Learn to say NO.   Proverbs 1:10  “My son, if sinners entice thee, Consent thou not.” A peer is someone who is of equal standing.  They can be the same age or part of the same group. ...

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Thursday, 23 August 2018 21:30

The First Temptation – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

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Genesis chapter 3 introduces us to temptation.  It reveals the Satan’s most effective method of seduction.  Learn these four steps and protect yourself from them.   Genesis 3:4  “And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:” 1.  Approach...

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Wednesday, 22 August 2018 21:30

The Tempter – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

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There is one behind the scenes planning your demise.  He lurks in the shadows hoping you will not notice him. Like a puppet master, he pulls strings hoping you follow his lead.  As a skilled tactician, he strategizes your defeat.  As a dark general, he marshalls his forces against...

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Tuesday, 21 August 2018 21:30

God Won’t Tempt You To Do Evil

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God is the Deliverer, not the tempter.     James 1:13  “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:” The word “tempt” has two primary meanings in the Bible.  It is vital that...

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Monday, 20 August 2018 21:30

Sin Leads To More Sin – 30 Days to Victory

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Sins don’t happen alone.  They operate in groups.  If you surrender to one sin, expect more to follow. Luke 11:26  “Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse...

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Sunday, 19 August 2018 21:30

Sin Erodes Potential – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

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Sin not only costs you today but also steals from your future. Psalm 31:10  “For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: My strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.” One of the least recognized consequences of sin is the loss of...

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Saturday, 18 August 2018 21:30

Sin Perverts The Mind – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

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Sin can change you from the inside out. Protect yourself by rejecting temptation.   2 Corinthians 10:5  “Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;”...

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Sin separates you from God. Also, it separates you from God’s will and delays God’s work in your life.   Romans 13:14  “But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.” God has a will for you and work for you...

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Thursday, 16 August 2018 21:30

Sin Paralyzes Love – 30 Days to Victory

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Don’t let your heart grow cold.     Matthew 24:12  “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.” Most people are particular about the temperature of the beverages they drink.  If it was meant to be hot, they want it hot.  If it was...

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Wednesday, 15 August 2018 21:30

Sin Wars Against The Soul – 30 Days To Victory

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There is a war occurring in every Christian.  Fleshly desires of the sin nature besiege the redeemed soul.  The battle can be exhausting.  Here’s how to win.   1 Peter 2:11  “Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts,...

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018 21:30

Sin Hardens The Heart – 30 Days of Victory

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Your heart can be soft or hard. Which is it right now? A tender heart is absolutely necessary for the Christian. God warns us to guard our heart diligently because all of life’s actions and emotions flow through it. Satan works restlessly to corrupt the heart through sin. He knows that if he...

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