Nov 14, 2017

Faithful To Christ and Others

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Jesus was faithful to the Father in His mission to the world.  Since He was on a mission of rescue, His faithfulness to the Father proved to be faithfulness to us.  Our faithfulness to the Lord is also faithfulness to all of those in our sphere of influence.  We can’t let the Lord down without

Jul 10, 2017

Making A Difference

By |Jul 10, 2017|Christ, Compassion, Devotionals, Influence, Power|2 Comments

As Christian Sisters and Brothers, we are here to make a difference in the lives of people with whom our lives intersect.  It is not about building our reputation, portfolio or resume, and certainly not for our power and influence.  There is nothing better than to be iron that sharpens iron.  Be a mentor.  Be

Nov 15, 2016

Being Yeast

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The Kingdom of God has no borders.  God is the rightful king of the whole earth.  The citizens of the Kingdom have embraced a worldview that breaks down all barriers between all ethnic groups.  All nations and ethnic groups are His.  Our Messiah King is not merely in quest of the Holy Land; He is

Nov 4, 2016

Winsome Ways

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The early church was “praising God and having favor with all the people” (Acts 2:47).  At a time when the powers that be were persecuting believers, there were people who were open and receptive to them.  The common people were drawn to them, as they had been to their Lord.  If we would win folks

Aug 22, 2016


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We do not like to say, “Follow me as I follow Jesus,” but that should be our goal.  We are always being followed by someone.  We are always influencing other people’s decisions and actions.  We are stewards of our own influence.  It is not to be taken lightly.  We are “our brother’s keeper”.  We have

Jul 4, 2016

Disheartening Words

By |Jul 4, 2016|Devotionals, Faith, Influence, Judgment|0 Comments

Verbalizing negative thoughts can do untold harm.  Pessimistic words have stopped inventions, delayed projects and defeated souls.  Gloomy speeches have vanquished armies and caused nations to crumble in ruins.  We will be judged by the effects our demoralizing statements have had on the lives of others.  Ten spies cost a whole nation 40 years in

Apr 28, 2016

Stars In The Night

By |Apr 28, 2016|Christ, Devotionals, Influence, Light, Righteousness|0 Comments

A dark world needs light.  The Sun of Righteousness has sent us out as stars in the dark.  He said, “You are the light of the world” (Mt 5:14).  Daniel reminds us, “Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever

Feb 2, 2016

Speaking Enriching Words

By |Feb 2, 2016|Devotionals, Encouragement, Grace, Influence, Kindness|0 Comments

Life is enriched when we speak words of grace to each other.  Rich fellowship is based on more than presence.  It is how we speak to one another.  It is enriching speech and words that exhort which encourage and feed the spirit.  “Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may

Jan 3, 2016

A Fallen World

By |Jan 3, 2016|Devotionals, Discipleship, Evangelism, Faithfulness, Influence, Relationships|0 Comments

Sometimes it seems like this fallen world keeps falling.  Yet, God is at work in it through those who follow the ways of the Kingdom.  He has come to bring light through us to those who sit in darkness.  We are salt to the earth, a preserving influence.  When we have been with our Lord,

Apr 15, 2015

Convictions and Courage

By |Apr 15, 2015|Christ, Commitment, Devotionals, Discipleship, Influence, Perseverance, Trials|0 Comments

Christians must act on the courage of biblical convictions, even when the culture is going another way.  We keep looking futilely to the culture to prop up our belief system.  Our support comes from somewhere else.  Our Lord Jesus has taught us how to live.  Developing strength of character to lovingly stand for the right