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Forgive, for Your Own Sake!
'...Forgive as the Lord forgave you.' Colossians 3:13 NIV

A lady writes: 'I found my husband with another woman. Although he begged me for forgiveness, I wanted my pound of flesh, so I filed for divorce even though our kids asked me not to. Two years later my husband was still trying to

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Do You Want Your Church to Grow? (4)
'The new wine is found in the cluster...' Isaiah 65:8 NKJV

The fourth, and perhaps the most frustrating challenge we face when it comes to church growth, is to involve others. Why is that? A message on a bulletin board outside a church gives us a clue. The top line says, 'We care about

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Do You Want Your Church to Grow? (3)
'...They were all filled with the Holy Spirit...' Acts 4:31 NKJV

Inspire others. To be inspired is to feel motivated and excited about what you are doing. The story is told of a little boy sitting in church with his mother. On the platform behind the pastor were three flags; the little

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Do You Want Your Church to Grow? (2)
'My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.' Hosea 4:6 NKJV

Instruct others. 'Go...make disciples...teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you...' (Matthew 28:19-20 NKJV) When your focus is on not only winning people to Jesus but making them disciples of Jesus, He

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Do You Want Your Church to Grow? (1)
'...And the Lord added to the church daily...' Acts 2:47 NKJV

God doesn't mind your church having a small congregation. What He objects to is your church having a small vision, for that limits what He can do through you. The story's told of a tourist visiting a small English village. He

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What Will You Leave Behind?
'A good man leaves an inheritance...' Proverbs 13:22 NIV

Paul probably didn't leave any money or property when he died, but he did leave a legacy - a superior one! His legacy was his writings, those he won to Christ, those he mentored and his enduring influence. Every day your life touches

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When God 'Shows' It to You
'...Their eyes were opened and they recognised Him...' Luke 24:31 NIV

One day Jesus touched the eyes of a blind man and he exclaimed, 'I see men as trees, walking.' (Mark 8:24 KJV) In other words, 'I see something, but it's not completely clear yet.' So Jesus touched him again, cleared

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Wait!
'...After waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.' Hebrews 6:15 NIV

When you're praying for something, the last thing you want to hear God say is 'Wait!' But sometimes He does. And in order to walk with Him you must learn to be patient, because He works according to His

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