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Pruning Our Spirituality To Bear More Fruit

I have been doing a lot of pruning, cutting off dead or overhanging tree limbs. It not only gets rid of unnecessary growth but also makes the yard more attractive. The same is the case with our spiritual walk. In John 15:1-6 Jesus gives an analogy of him being the ...

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How Should One Respond To Unanswered Prayer?

Have you ever prayed persistently over a long period of time for something, but nothing happened? In fact, things went exactly opposite of what you prayed for? What should be the response when this happens? I have been praying continually, almost every day for the past year, expecting something positive ...

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Fruitful Accounts (Chinese/English)

PHILIPPIANS 4 腓力比书4 17 Not because I desire a gift: but I desire fruit that may abound to your account. 我并不求什么馈送,所求的就是你们的果子渐渐增多,归在你们的账上。 (腓立比书 4:17 和合本) 18 But I have all, and abound: I am full, having received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet ...

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Orchards, Vineyards, And Spiritual Fruit

I live in an agricultural area of central Washington State. There are orchards, vineyards, and vast fields of fruit, in which are grown apples, peaches, pairs, apricots, cherries, and grapes. What comes to mind is John 15:1-10. “Bearing fruit” is mentioned six times in this passage. It is clear that ...

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Putting Your Foot In Your Mouth

Putting Foot in mouth - embarrassing

Putting your foot in your mouth… Does it ruin your future, or is it another step in your spiritual growth? Poor Peter!  It seems like he was always putting his mouth in gear before he could engage his brain! When Jesus was in the middle of a pressing crowd, the ...

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