Category: Spiritual Growth

Mondays with My Old Pastor: Sometimes All We Need Is a

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Obituary of Someone Else - I know that all of you were saddened to learn this week of the death of one of our church's most valuable members -- Someone Else... 08. Non-evangelicals and non-Christians most welcome. The experiences involved are genuinely intense, but to remain at this level is to remain alone, not yet in the presence of the other. It's important to recognize that we can't be a doer of the word unless we are first a hearer. The ones Ezekiel is called to pronounce judgment against are hunting the souls of God�s people and polluting God among His people.

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Choosing Joy: The Secret of Living a Fully Christian Life

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Perhaps it is because of this misconception that many congregants feel little pressure to grow. These days few Chinese outside the Party believe in communism, and the Church has begun to fill the resulting spiritual and worldview vacuums. "Groups of young, well-educated, active professionals have gathered in urban churches," Yu says, "smashing the stereotype in many Chinese people's minds of Christians as elderly, infirm, sick, or disabled. Sometimes, I express my love for God by writing poems, songs, prayers, or devotionals.

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The Mother Teresa Effect: What I learned volunteering for a

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Other religious traditions also have what might be called "sacraments" in a sense, though not necessarily according to the Christian meaning of the term. In the doctrine of samsara, it was understood as the incessant cycle of human birth and death (Huinduism) or of rebirth (Buddhism). ( 103 ) In New Age contexts, the �law of karma� is often seen as the moral equivalent of cosmic evolution. Spiritual seasons depend on our personal relationship and how our lives revolve around the SON.

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Discovering God: Fresh Vision for Longing Hearts

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Anyone is free to use this material and distribute it, but it may not be sold under any circumstances whatsoever without the author's written consent. Why has New Age grown so rapidly and spread so effectively? We hope that it is comforting to know that this prayer has been provided in digital and print form to countless Christians all around the world. Growthtrac addresses all of these areas with balance and integrity.

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Power in the Blood: Claiming Your Spiritual Inheritance

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Treatment of eschatology continued in the West in the teachings of the influential theologian of Roman North Africa, Tertullian (c. 160–225), and was given fuller reflection and speculation soon after in the East by the master theologian, Origen (c. 185–254). [209] Martin Luther, John Calvin, and other 16th-century reformers wrote long tracts about the End Times, but interest in eschatology dwindled after the Reformation until the late 19th century, when it became popular in the Reformed, Pentecostal, and Evangelical sects.

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China's Opening Door: Incredible Stories of the Holy Spirit

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Christians need not, indeed, must not wait for an invitation to bring the message of the Good News of Jesus Christ to those who are looking for the answers to their questions, for spiritual food that satisfies, for living water. He gave this example. "The little country church to which I belonged invited me one summer to hold a revival meeting. Even when it is seen as a link with the Universal Energy, �such an easy 'relationship' with God, where God's function is seen as supplying all our needs, shows the selfishness at the heart of this New Age�. ( 75 ) New Age practices are not really prayer, in that they are generally a question of introspection or fusion with cosmic energy, as opposed to the double orientation of Christian prayer, which involves introspection but is essentially also a meeting with God.

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The Beginning: First Steps for New Disciples Workbook for

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A network of Christian websites with spiritual growth resources for victorious Christian living. If a believer serves wholeheartedly in the church and yet fails to integrate his faith with his life, wandering aimlessly between worldly and spiritual boundaries with an apathetic mentality in what he does, God will surely not honor his labor. They are simply two ways to understand the same supernatural work of effectual calling.

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Birthed in Prayer: Pregnancy as a Spiritual Journey

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Hebr. 9:11 When Christ came as high priest of the good things that are already here, he went through the greater and more perfect tabernacle that is not man-made, that is to say, not a part of this creation. 12He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place [or "heavenly sanctuary" (alternative translation] once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. 13The blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkled on those who are ceremonially unclean sanctify them so that they are outwardly clean. 14How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God!

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Mary (Spiritual Thoughts)

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When I give a public message in tongues, I expect it to be interpreted. (Respond 0 if you don't speak in tongues) I feel that I have a special insight in selecting the best alternative in a difficult situation. Even religious TV is far from being beneficial to the viewer with all those false teachers on there, as already mentioned. Churches should also carefully consider the way in which potential opposition is described by the authors. I encourage Spiritual journaling after meditation.

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The Spirit & Power of Elijah

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There are certain contexts wherein talking about vision is appropriate. It’s not always easy, but we can have God’s help. The word Christian itself had not come into existence until years later. In the long term, the goal is to let each child find his or her own way, while you continue to assume the responsibility as a parent to ensure a positive upbringing. The Holy Spirit leads me to pray for impossible things that really come true.

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