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Lessons from the Prodigal Son (2)
'...[He] wasted his substance...' Luke 15:13 KJV

The Prodigal Son told his father, 'I want it all, now!' To know whether something is good for you or not, you need to understand where the desire for it came from. Loving parents don't give their children things because they cry for them;

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Lessons from the Prodigal Son (1)
'...I want my share...now.' Luke 15:12 NLT

The Prodigal Son made two mistakes: (1) he rejected his father's authority. The first step that gets you into trouble is the one that takes you away from God. Like the Prodigal Son, you leave home saying, 'Give me.' And if you're fortunate enough

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Your Faith is a Catalyst
'...The message...did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith...' Hebrews 4:2 AMP

A catalyst facilitates change; it makes things happen! For example, Alka-Seltzer without water has no effervescence, flour without yeast produces no bread, seeds without sunshine means no

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The Root and the Fruit
'...A tree is known by its fruit.' Matthew 12:33 NKJV

In a letter to George Whitefield, a leader of the Great Awakening, Benjamin Franklin wrote: 'I can only show my gratitude for those mercies from God, by a readiness to help His other children and my brethren. For I do not think that

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Fishing or Fighting
'I will make you fishers of men.' Matthew 4:19 NKJV

We read, 'Jesus...saw...Simon...and Andrew...casting a net into the sea; for they were fishermen. Then He said to them, "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men!"' (Matthew 4:18-19 NKJV) To follow Christ you must learn how to fish

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Who Advises You?
'Listen to advice...and...you will be wise...' Proverbs 19:20 NIV

You may be good at what you do. Indeed, you may be better than most, but without the help of others you will never be as good as you could be. You will never reach your highest potential without a good adviser. It's

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Decision, Discipline and Determination
'It is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.' James 4:17 NLT

Brian Tracy says: 'There are so many good things you can do, that your ability to decide may be the critical determinant of what you accomplish. If you're like most people, you're overwhelmed with too much to do

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Stop Comparing Yourself to Others
'They...compare themselves with themselves.' 2 Corinthians 10:12 NIV

One definition of success is: 'Gaining wealth and fame.' But how much wealth do you need to be successful? How much fame? Should you pick an arbitrary target? Should you compare yourself to others? What if you have

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