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Ministry to People in Need

Ministry to People in Need (What You Need to Know)

Ministry to people in need may seem intimidating at first, due to the magnitude of their need and also to God’s high standards. Don’t let that stop you! Only certain aspects require extra training. Besides, a healthy realization of our own inadequacy makes us depend on God more. For the most part, all that’s needed is a pure heart and readiness to reach out to people who need help. Nonetheless, you have to be adequately equipped to withstand the tests…

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Master Your Own State (and Rule with Jesus as King)

You can be the master of your own state! I’m talking about your inner state, of course, not some banana republic with you playing dictator. That kind of mastery never works in the real world anyway. (However, to see a comic version of the attempt, check out “The Man Who Would Be King.”) We don’t even get to rule over our inner state with the iron fist of a tyrant…

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Scared By Scripture

Scared by Scripture? A “Text of Terror” Befriended

Have you ever been scared by a scripture? I have. Maybe you’ve been there, too. Let’s face it, there are lots of “texts of terror” in the Good Book. How do you shake hands with a Bible passage that ordinarily gives you the willies? I’m thinking of Hebrews 10:35-39 which terrorized my Christian youth. This scary scripture begins with “don’t cast away your confidence” and ends with “if he shrinks back, my soul has no pleasure in him.”…

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Spiritual Protection

Spiritual Protection? He’s Got You Covered!

You may already have the best spiritual protection in the universe. Imagine that an immense football stadium’s dome is over your head. No matter where you go it covers you. The best angelic engineers built it, so you know with absolute assurance that you will never be afflicted by the rain or winds, sleet or snow, not even hurricanes or tornadoes. You are covered and protected against anything the weather may throw at you…

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