Category Archives: Principles

Portrait of a Pastor–from 1 Thessalonians 2

His message is not based on or motivated by error, impurity, deceit, flattering speech, greed, or obtaining glory from men. Although he might, he doesn’t assert the authority vested in him as pastor. He tenderly cares for his flock. He … Continue reading

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Exceedingly Abundantly–Hebrews 11 in a Nutshell

“…but faith is not blind, it’s about taking calculated risks based on the already fulfilled promises of God.” God may call on you to believe that he is, like Enoch, that he will do what he said he’d do, like … Continue reading

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In the Know

  For to you it has been granted for Christ’s sake, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, experiencing the same conflict which you saw in me, and now hear to be in me. … Continue reading

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In God’s Place

19 But Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? 20 “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts on 1 Peter 4

1 Has the decision been made to set a course for righteousness? If you are truly suffering for God, you’re not sinning. Concept of mutual exclusivity. 2 You have  finite time on earth to serve God. It can be squandered. … Continue reading

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Withdrawal Symptoms

Therefore, since Christ has suffered in the flesh, arm yourselves also with the same purpose, because he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin, 2 so as to live the rest of the time in the flesh … Continue reading

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The Millstone Principle

1 At that time the disciples came to Jesus and said, “Who then is greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” 2 And He called a child to Himself and set him before them, 3 and said, “Truly I say to you, unless … Continue reading

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