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Three Stages to the Christian Life. Where Are You?

There are three stages to the Christian life. They are the innocent, naive stage. And then the complex, suffering stage. If you trust the Lord through your season of complexity, you will experience the restful and wisdom stage, which will be where you’ll find your… Continue Reading …

How to Assess Yourself to See If You Are Mature

The most significant test to examine your maturity is how you responded when you did not get what you wanted, especially if what you hoped for was a good thing. Responding with humility to disappointment magnifies the strength of God through your weakness. And that… Continue Reading …

The Simplest Counseling Advice You’ll Ever Receive

If you are discipling someone, I’d like for you to share this article with them. You will not find better counseling advice than what I’m going to share. I have also included a few assessment questions that will help you to care for them more… Continue Reading …

Mind Mapping Christian Maturity – Are You Mature?

Let’s say that you’re discipling an individual. How would you know when you’ve finished with them? What does comprehensive and completed discipleship look like practically? This mind map gives you a step-by-step sequence that walks you through a full discipleship process. Listen to the podcast… Continue Reading …

Three Things To Know When Life Does Not Make Sense

You most accurately reveal your view of the Lord during your times of difficulty. Life pressures expose your strengths and weaknesses. While you do not want to ask for trouble, you most definitely do not want to miss the opportunity to assess your faith when… Continue Reading …

When God Does Not Come Through For You

God comes through for you when you get what you want. And He comes through by giving you things you don’t want. It’s this second truth that troubles our souls, and challenges our perspective about the Lord. Listen to the podcast   You may want… Continue Reading …

Day 9 – Teen Devotion: Life Has Losers, and You May Be One

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Schools and sports may have done away with winners and losers, but life has not. After you enter the adult world, do not expect a participation award just for showing up. The real world does not function that way. The things that happen in the… Continue Reading …

Parenting, Day 26 – The Perfect Goal For Your Child

Parenting, Day 26 The Perfect Goal for Your Children

What do you hope your child will be after he grows up? Many Christians would say they hope their child loves God and others more than himself (Matthew 22:36-40). Those are two great goals, but what do they mean? Him we proclaim, warning everyone and… Continue Reading …

Marriage Devotion Day 5 – Strengths and Weaknesses in Marriage

Marriage Devotion Day 5 – Strengths and Weaknesses in Marriage

One of the most potent ways to imitate Jesus in your marriage is by having an other-worldly lack of self-interest (Philippians 2:5-11). One of the statements that connect so well into this concept is that if the gospel truly anchors you, you have nothing to… Continue Reading …