Category: Spiritual Growth

Don't Stop at the Gate: Living a Life of Childlike Faith

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To truly be spiritually self aware and self actualized, is to recognize and embrace your inherent Godliness. I saw that happening for me recently and I knew I needed some reinforcement. Bancroft Spiritual Centre is a non-judgemental place of love where all people can feel safe exploring their spirituality. I’ve noticed a greater influx of reader email and Facebook conversations about this topic, so much so that I felt it would be wise to address it again. (I wrote this post five ago, and I’ve updated it to give you more resources.) Although I am thankful I haven’t had an extreme experience with spiritual abuse, I have had some incidences that have scarred me and made me leery of churches and ministries that bully.

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The Pursuit of God

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It brings to light your weakest areas in Christian parenting. Worse, believers were told that these biblical disciplines were forged from a Western “worldview of the head.” If the believer wanted to move deeply into the things of God, such practices were not enough, for they never really reach the heart, leaving the unsuspecting Christian with little more than a superficial intellectual knowledge of the divine with no depth. This concept of fasting isn't a one day thing - it's a lifestyle of servant living for God and others. "Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

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The Shelter of God's Promises

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Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. We not only have to feed our spirit but we have to exercise our spirit. When the deacons called for his excommunication, he met with them and said, "'Brethren, if I have violated any teaching of this book (the Bible) in my beliefs or conduct, I will withdraw quietly from this church fellowship. It’s a call to submit ourselves to the lordship of Jesus. It is time for us to open our eyes so that we would see where we really are so that we would repent and get on track and strive for godliness.

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Islam, Israel, and the Church

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I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. 3You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. 4Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. 5Remember the height from which you have fallen! Rescue from the hand of his oppressor the one who has been robbed. Did you know that many false shepherds have introduced Kundalini to the church as the Holy Spirit?

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The Dangers of a Shallow Faith: Awakening from Spiritual

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Father Albert Haase, OFM, is a former missionary to mainland China and the author of seven books, including the best selling Catching Fire, Becoming Flame: A Guide for Spiritual Transformation. Her private practice is based in Sanford, Fla., where she lives with her husband, Allan. Love is energy, a high-frequency vibration, and the secret to happiness and health and success is being able to tune in, to find one's place in the great chain of being. A spiritual distraction could be the boss that rides you harder than your coworkers.

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The Greatest Stories Every Told (Greatest Stories Ever Told)

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Consider this warning: "Whoever transgresses and does not abide in the doctrine of Christ does not have God. The Christian church has traditionally taught that the soul of each individual separates from the body at death, to be reunited at the resurrection. He is 46 and been using marijuana, alcohol, cocaine, and recently bath salts, since his teen years. Seek out counsel outside the ministry to reorient yourself and your heart. A couple of reasons for this static condition come to mind: A Lack of Discipleship – The new Christian has never been taught that he or she needs to strive to grow spiritually so that they might have the joy and comfort of walking near to their Lord.

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The Path to Your Door: Approaches to Christian Spirituality

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The day is mostly gone and it is time for me to start dinner. The primary purpose of the church is not to grow but rather to deliver to all people as of first importance that Word which the church has received (I Cor 15). They are simply individuals who took seriously the call to follow Jesus completely. The wearing of the colour black affects people in the immediate vicinity too. Crossroad Publishing, John Jones, Editorial Director, 831 Chestnut Ridge Road, Chestnut Ridge NY 10977; 845-517-0180.

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A Guy's Guide to the Good Life: Virtues for Men

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An Anthology of Texts From the Catholic Church, Washington (USCC) 1995. He gives us a place to extend our roots in safety. Yet the Lord rescued me from all of them. 2a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time, 3and at his appointed season he brought his word to light through the preaching entrusted to me by the command of God our Savior, 4To Titus, my true son in our common faith: Grace and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior. 5The reason I left you in Crete was that you might straighten out what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. 6An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7Since an overseer is entrusted with God's work, he must be blameless --not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.

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On the Monastic Life

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The seasons are so harmonized so that while each season has its own characteristics, one season could not operate on its own without the aid of the other three seasons. Yet no matter how hard they struggle, that one remaining lust simply won't let go. First, the Eucharist is Christ Himself, the Author of grace. I look forward to presenting the Gospel to the unsaved when the church invites me to participate in evangelistic outreach events. 72. Moody's words) become "so heavenly minded that they were no earthly good."

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The Holy Spirit: Activating God's Power in Your Life

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And, second, you're being stripped of all pride. If the Church is not to be accused of being deaf to people's longings, her members need to do two things: to root themselves ever more firmly in the fundamentals of their faith, and to understand the often-silent cry in people's hearts, which leads them elsewhere if they are not satisfied by the Church. To do this you need to study the word of God. Her private practice is based in Sanford, Fla., where she lives with her husband, Allan.

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