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Articles published in March 2019

Risk It!

1 Samuel 17:36  “Your servant has killed both the lion and the bear; this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, because he has defied the armies of the living God.”

Over the past few weeks we have been looking at the process in which God grows our faith. 

Step one is to “Hear it.”  When we hear the voice of God through scripture, an inner prompt, or the trusted advise of another we know what should do. 

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See It!

Hebrews 11:1  “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

I usually do it every time I step onto a tee box.  After taking a couple of practice swings, I look down the fairway and visualize the ball soaring through the sky as it heads to the perfect spot to land.  This vision gives me a guide in my mind to aim for and confidence sometimes to hit a shot that is far above my skill level! 

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Hear It

Romans 10:17  “Faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”

Are you a good listener?  Few people have the natural ability to give others their full attention.  One leadership expert reminded me that the average person speaks about 120 words a minute while our brains can comprehend 480 words a minute.  This leaves 360 words a minute where our minds can wander.  This is why it takes effort to give someone your full attention. 

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Your Faith Can Grow

Luke 17:5  “The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our Faith!”

Most people thought the guy had it all. He was young, rich and influential. He was an alpha male. But inside, something was missing. He couldn’t name exactly what it was, but it had something to do with God.

So he tracked down the most spiritual person he could find, the rabbi named Jesus that everyone was talking about, and he got a private meeting. He asked, “Rabbi, I’m doing everything I know to do - What am I missing?”

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