Spiritual Growth

Remarkable Love

There’s a longing in each of us to belong—to find people who will accept us for who we are, not for who we pretend to be. It can be pretty tiring to feel like we have to veil or adapt who we are in order to please others. That’s a big part of why Jesus commanded His disciples three times to love one another. His revolutionary plan was...

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How to Access God’s Power

Watch more of Treasure: Jesus is Worth Everything. The lesson below is part of the Knowing Jesus Personally series. You are now beginning to live the Christian life, which isn't a standard of performance or a code of ethics, but a vital personal relationship with a loving God. Just as our relationship with God is totally dependent on what...

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Filling the Void

Do you feel satisfied today? Do you like where your life is going? Do you feel like you’re making progress? Can you see where God is at work in your life? It’s easy to get bogged down in the daily details. The baby woke up early. Traffic on the highway is at a standstill. The client changed his mind, again. Sometimes it feels like we’re just...

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It’s Better When We’re Together

“I can do things you cannot, you can do things I cannot; together we can do great things.” Mother Teresa You can do a lot on your own. In fact, there are a lot of things that are easier if you're working by yourself. Brushing your teeth, organizing your things just the way you like them, or perfecting your dance moves in the bedroom mirror. But...

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Spiritual Multiplication

A little flame can start something big. A flame loses nothing by giving its light to another candle. In the same way, we lose nothing by sharing our faith with others. It is only strengthened. When the stakes are so high, this call can seem discouraging. In those times we need a reminder of the call and the promise we’ve been given.  In The...

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You Are Inspired

You’ve heard it before - maybe from your best friend, or your husband or wife. You are special. It’s true. You’ve got some talents and some skills, but that’s not what sets you apart from the rest of the world. You have been inspired. You’ve been filled by the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to think about that. God Himself lives in you....

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Living the Spirit-Filled Life

How would you describe your current experience as a Christian? Growing. Frustrated. Disappointing. Fulfilled. Forgiven. Stuck. Struggling. Joyful. Defeated. Exciting. Up and down? Do you desire more? Jesus said, “Anyone who is thirsty may come to me! Anyone who believes in me may come and drink! For the Scriptures declare, ‘Rivers of...

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We Can Face It Together

We live in a world that encourages us to pretend. We don’t want people to think we’re a mess so we keep things hidden. We fear what our friends and family might think if they knew what’s really going on so we keep up the smiles. “I’m fine…OK…great…. How are you?” But Jesus frees us to be ourselves. He accepts us warts and...

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