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Be Strong and Courageous
Be Strong and Courageous

Introduction

Can one person make a difference? Can one person change the direction of an entire family tree? Can one person stand up in the face of fear, ...


The difference one person can make for an entire family tree when they are fully yielded to God.


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What Is Success?
What Is Success?

Introduction

What is success?

Here in 2019, this has become a difficult question to answer. It seems every week we hear stories of people who climbed to ...


Faithfulness is success.


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Suffering and the 'U-Curve' of Life
Suffering and the 'U-Curve' of Life

Introduction

A story that I think about from time to time may also be one that you are familiar with. There was a wise man who lived on the northern frontier ...


What we consider to be the worst can result in God's best for us.


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It’s Good to Get Out Alive
It’s Good to Get Out Alive

The tourist brochure said that you can catch the bus to Yosemite Lodge up to Glacier Peak. When you get there, you can stand on the rock where a hundred ...


Pastoral ministry isn’t about our success and fame; it’s about God’s power to help us survive.


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Your Life Force
Your Life Force

Introduction

I found a text the other day that describes stages of success:

At age 4, success is not peeing in your pants. At age 12, success is having ...

Becoming Christ-like servants gives our lives significance and force.


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Renewing Work: Cupcakes and the Glory of God

Introduction

We're in a series called (re)new and we're looking at how the gospel makes everything new again. How does the gospel change the way I look ...


The gospel changes the way we view work, transforming drudgery into mission and worship.


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Learning from Tiger Woods

From the editor

In late November 2009, a series of events led to a bevy of stories about infidelities on the part of golf's greatest player, Tiger ...


Let's find satisfaction in God alone, keep in mind that our sin will always find us out, and surround ourselves with good friends to keep us in check.


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Stop Witnessing, Start Working

Introduction

A few months ago, I came across an article in The Boston Globe about religion in the workplace. The columnist, who is one of the few Jewish ...


Why the quality of our work matters


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Good to Great

Introduction

Suppose someone were to show up at your workplace tomorrow, shove a microphone in your face, and ask, "How do you think your work affects ...


How our work continues to shape God's creation


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The Job

Introduction

One of the most talked-about shows on television today is called, The Office. The Office gives us a glimpse into the cubicles and consciousness ...


Work done as for the Lord is good.


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Your Whole Life Matters to God
Your Whole Life Matters to God

Introduction

I once read an article in the New York Times entitled "How the Worm Turns." The article focused on a group of scientists who spend ...


All of life is an act of worship and an opportunity to serve and please God.


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Expect God's Visitation

Introduction

In Charles Dickens' novel A Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge lies down on Christmas Eve hoping to enjoy a good night's rest. In the course ...


God visits to test, punish, and bless his children.


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A Strange Résumé

Introduction

It's the most dreaded question of the job interview, and when the time comes, you can't seem to push the words out of your mouth. "Tell me," ...


God turns our weakness into incredible strength.


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Getting Into the Habit of Success

A few years ago Stephen Covey wrote the book The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. It became a bestseller because it presented a practical, easy-to-follow ...


The Word, not the world, influences the successful person.


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Jesus' Vacation

Introduction

Many of us have recently returned from our summer holidays and are trying to adjust to normal life once again. There was a little blurb ...


Jesus' easy yoke and light burden free us from worthless pursuits and provide us with something significant to accomplish.


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Take This Job and Love It

Recently I stopped at a red-light and noticed the bumper sticker on the car in front of me. It said,

I'm in no hurry, I'm on my way to work.

Have ...

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God wants to give you a job you can love.


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The Gift of Purpose-Filled Living

A few years ago I was working at an elementary-aged camp. It had rained a couple of days in a row, and finally the sun was shining, but it was still ...


The 'secret' of purpose-filled living is helping people.


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Investing Your Life

I will begin by saying today's sermon is not about money. It's about something much, much more important. This parable teaches four crucial principles ...


The servant who was given five talents was called good and faithful because he went at once to put his talents to work-do the same.


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How to Attack Failure

One of the most devastating experiences in a believer's life occurs when he or she comes face-to-face with personal failure. Those of you who have experienced ...


You can avoid failure altogether if you will learn to attack failure before it attacks you.


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The Difference Between An Easy Life and a Great Life

If you were to make a list of the most successful people you know, who would be on the list? Bill Gates? Lee Iaccoca? Ronald Reagan? John F. Kennedy? ...


Success not about living an easy life; it's about living a great life.


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The Best of the Rest

What do you think about on your birthday? When I was younger, of course, I thought of all the presents that I would get. To me, this was the whole point ...


If you will apply these principles today, the rest of your life can be the best of your life.


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Try Again

Today, as we conclude our series on the book of Proverbs, we will discuss a topic that is without a doubt the most important topic in the series. If ...


The key to success is your willingness to try again.


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If at First You Don't Succeed

"If at first you don't succeed"—you know the rest—"try, try again." Now that's a maxim that we all grew up with. From time to time we are ...


God turned John Mark's failures into success; he can do the same for us.


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