Lessons from Pain

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, December 10, 2019

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And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 Tony Dungy, the former coach of the Indianapolis Colts and his wife experienced tragedy in 2005 when one of their sons committed suicide. At the same time, the Dungys were dealing with their youngest so ..

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A pleasing Gift to the Lord

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, December 09, 2019

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For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God. Ephesians 2:8 As we approach the Christmas season, merchants are enticing us to spend money to buy gifts for friends and loved ones. Many children are already finalizing their gift-list to give to their parents. Younger children are praying for Santa to drop by their homes with their much-antic ..

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Loving others in their imperfections

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, December 06, 2019

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The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!” 2 Samuel 18:33 The story of David and Absalom is pregnant with theological messages. One of these messages is the unconditional love of a father for his son. It is also a story ab ..

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What is your one thing?

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, December 05, 2019

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"Martha, Martha," the Lord answered, "you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed--or indeed only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." Luke 10:41-42 It must have been exciting for Mary and Martha to have Jesus come into their home. Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. In ancient Palestine, peopl ..

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Wired for Obedience

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, December 03, 2019

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But if I say, "I will not mention his word or speak anymore in his name," his word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot. Jeremiah 20:9 Many automobiles do not use keys to start their ignitions. Instead, the driver can just press a button, and the car will start. Some cars are even wired to self-drive. It is suggested that in th ..

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When it really matters

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, December 02, 2019

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He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt." Exodus 34:3 While the people were waiting for Moses, who had gone up Mount Sanai to receive instructions from God, they became restless and impatient. Then they gathered around Aaron and asked him to make ..

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The Beauty of our Salvation

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Tuesday, November 26, 2019

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Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Colossians 3:12 The idea that we are God’s chosen people not only satisfies the soul, but it also beautifies the spirit. True disciples of Christ live in the beauty of their salvation. They talk with grace and walk with humility. Our beauty tra ..

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Serving with Passion

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Monday, November 25, 2019

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Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:3-5 The word passion is not to be used flippantly. It is a word that speaks of intense per ..

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Growing into our anointing

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Friday, November 22, 2019

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David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. 2 Samuel 5:4 Scholars estimated that David was between 10 years or 15 years old when Samuel anointed his head with oil to commission him as the next King of Israel. David was so young that his father did not even think of presenting him to Samuel as a viable candidate to be commissioned as King. Instead, he stayed in ..

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Heart Matter

Posted By: Dieuner Joseph | Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Proverbs 4:23 (NIV) The word “heart” is used in the Bible primarily to refer to the ruling center of the whole person, the spring of all desires. The heart is understood as the seat of the will, intellect, and feelings. From a biblical perspective, the heart is the center not only of spiritual activity but of  ..

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