Choose Short-Term Pain for Long-term Gain

“[Moses] chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin” (Hebrews 11:25 NIV).   Yesterday we learned that, in order to be all that God wants us to be, we have to make this first resolution: “I resolve that I will no longer let other people press... Continue Reading →

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Your Commitments Shape Your Life

“Since everything around us is going to melt away, what holy, godly lives we should be living!” (2 Peter 3:11 TLB). You don’t have to understand all the implications of your decision when you choose to follow Jesus. You simply need to respond to his invitation and make a commitment to follow him.Your commitments shape your... Continue Reading →

Your First Step of Discipleship

“God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love — like Christ in everything” (Ephesians 4:15 The Message). God wants you to grow up: “We are not meant to remain as children” (Ephesians 4:14 Phillips).Your heavenly Father’s goal for you is to mature and develop the characteristics of Jesus Christ, living... Continue Reading →

God Grows Us One Step at a Time

“So get rid of your old self, which made you live as you used to — the old self that was being destroyed by its deceitful desires. Your hearts and minds must be made completely new, and you must put on the new self, which is created in God’s likeness and reveals itself in the... Continue Reading →

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