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Educated Beyond Our Level of Obedience

What do you know is right and good that you do not do?  We all have those areas of life that we say, “I ought to do this, but…”  We excuse ourselves in a variety of ways. I’ve always been like this or It’s just the way I am. It ...

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“That’s Just Me,” An Excuse for Bad Behavior?

Have you ever told someone, “That’s just me,”? That comment usually follows someone’s criticism of our character or a habit. It’s a defensive punch, with an implied offensive follow up: “You’re being judgmental and unfair.” Is this a valid excuse for bad behavior? Recently, I helped a friend administer the ...

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Be That “Someone Else”

I often hear pastors, of most every church and denomination, depressingly state they must “coerce” or “force” their own parishioners to volunteer, in order to accomplish one of the many tasks that a church endeavors to fulfill.  Perhaps you serve on a committee, or you are part of the youth ministry, ...

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Feeling “Less Than Enough”? Moses Did Too!

Exodus 3 and 4 relates the beginnings of Moses being used by God in very significant ways.  Moses’ first realization of a “God-move” in his life was at the burning bush.  After turning aside to investigate why the flaming bush didn’t disintegrate, he heard God speak to him.  Now remember, ...

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