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Finding Strength From Others

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“On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people ….” Acts 4:23 (NIV) There’s something about this verse that leaps off the page at me and gives me comfort and encouragement.  It affirms the value of deep, abiding friendships that share a common purpose and passion – friendships […]

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Winning Others Over

Winning others over is the ability to meet and influence people and get them to like, follow, or obey you. We have too many leaders today who believe their positions mandate their influence, rather than their influence enabling them to be effective in their positions. They lead by a “my […]

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Protecting Your Marriage: Part 1

Liberating Truths About the Ten Commandments “You shall not commit adultery.” Exodus 20:14 (NIV) The Seventh Commandment offers the prescription to affair-proof your marriage and experience a love that can last a lifetime.  However, living in a sex-charged culture where the philosophy is more about self-gratification and the pursuit of pleasure […]

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Marriage Mystery, Part 4

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.” Ephesians 5:31 (NIV) We’ve been looking at the clues that the Bible gives us in Ephesians 5:21-33 to solve the marriage mystery.  What are the secrets […]

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Marriage Mystery, Part 3

“Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.” Ephesians 5:21 (NIV) The marriages that go the distance understand the secret of lasting love.  It’s always fun to interview the couples in these marriages.  One of the common denominators I’ve discovered about them confirms the clue that Paul gives us […]

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Marriage Mystery, Part 2

“This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” Ephesians 5:32-33 (NLT) The first clue to solve the marriage […]

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Marriage Mystery

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.  This is a profound mystery – but I am talking about Christ and the church.” Ephesians 5:31-32 (NIV) Everyone loves a mystery.  When I was a […]

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