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Apr 2018
Setting up for Fruit-bearing

Romans 6:19-22 “I speak after the manner of men because of the infirmity of your flesh: for as ye have yielded your members servants to uncleanness and to iniquity unto iniquity; even so now yield your members servants to righteousness unto holiness. For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now ashamed? for the end of those things is death. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit......

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16
Feb 2018
Fruit-bearing in the Believer’s Life

Fruit-bearing in the Believer’s Life For the next several blogs, we will be considering bearing fruit as a child of God. Being fruitful as a believer is something every child of God should be: it is our divine privilege. Fruit in the believer’s life will manifest itself internally and externally:  Internally, as God works in us, and externally, as God’s works through us to impact others. In John chapter 15, Jesus gives us many truths about fruit bearing. Consider three of them: First truth, fruit-bearing is ordained by Christ. John 15:16 states......

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13
Jan 2018
Six Character Traits Of Faithfulness

It has been said that, “the greatest ability is dependability.” There is great truth to that statement. The Bible stresses in several places the importance of Faithfulness. It is a characteristic of God, especially toward His people, and it is a characteristic of His servants. As we think about this subject, consider Six key Character Traits of Faithfulness One, Commitment Commitment is an internal act, an act of heart and mind, of dedicating one’s self to something. In the biblical sense it is dedicating one’s self to the Lord, His kingdom, and......

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13
Oct 2017
Living Apart From God

Many in our culture, in our society, live their lives apart from God. As government, public educational institutions, and families have pushed God out, the rise of hopelessness and the rise of nihilism in the minds and hearts of people, especially young people, has risen. If there is no God, and man is just a mutational mistake, then what is the purpose to any of life? If there is no God, and all we have in this life is “what we have,” then what is the point to anything? However, if there......

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25
Sep 2017
Commitment-Part 3

This is the last segment to Pastor Paul Chappell’s article on commitment, “Commitment to Finish Well.” I have reposted it in three parts In the previous blog we considered committing to Maintain a Biblical and Pure Thought Life, Pray for a Humble Spirit, and Cultivate Godly Relationships. If you missed them, go to the blog area and you can find what was previously posted on this. We finish with commitments six and seven: “Commitment 6: Increase Accountability to a Godly Partner Two are better than one; because they have a good reward......

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10
Sep 2017
Commitment

Serving the Lord Jesus Christ, and Him using us to build His Kingdom is the greatest mission we can be committed to. In all of life, there is nothing better than committing to a cause that eternally valuable and eternally rewarding. Over the next three blogs, I am reposting Pastor Paul Chappell’s article “Commitment to Finish Well.” My prayer is that you will prayerfully consider what is presented and make the adjustments to your life, making all seven commitments a priority. “…2 Timothy 4:7: “I have fought a good fight, I have......

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10
Sep 2017
Commitment-Part 2

I pick up in this blog where we left off last time in Pastor Paul Chappell’s article on commitment, “Commitment to Finish Well.” I am reposting it in three parts: this is part two. In the last blog we considered committing to Increased Time in God’s Word and Making No Provision for the Flesh. If you missed them, go to the blog area and you can find what was previously posted on this. We pick up with commitments three, four, and five: “Commitment 3: Maintain a Biblical and Pure Thought Life Casting......

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