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Restaurants & Relationships

I’d like to disclose one of my strong personal preferences that actually drives a certain set of behaviors in my life: I will not go to a restaurant that has poor service. Let me clarify that…I will goonce to that restaurant but I will not go back again. If I will be spending money to eat out then I not only expect the food to be to my personal liking but I also emphasize that the people who work there at least pretend to be glad I have come. Call it snobbery, call it presumption or call it reasonable if you choose. In the end, it’s my choice and this personal preference determines my actions…

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5 Tips for Living On Mission with God

For us to live on mission with God and allow Him to do His work through us means that we must be attentive to how ‘we see life.’ It will help if we can see the whole of life in the context of sowing and reaping… understanding the importance and implications of this Biblical principle in the context of everyday relationships.

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The Representative

As a Christian, I am God’s representative to the world. I work for Him and on occasion have been called upon to defend my faith. I have the Bible as a guideline with which to live my life. All I really have to do obey, have faith in His ability, and let my light shine. But how often did my light truly shine?

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It Goes Without Saying

When the Partners for the Gospel was started, it was meant to be a helpful and encouraging tool for us and others in the ministry. As I read the articles posted each week by my Christian brothers, I would call this a great success for which I am grateful to be a part. Since we are all believers, our sharing of the Gospel especially to each other often goes without saying. But in the last few weeks, I have felt under conviction because of exactly that…it has gone without saying.

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Be Evangelistic this Christmas

The Christmas season is always a busy time of year for a lot of folks but it also serves to remind us we have a mission to accomplish. We have been commanded to testify of the coming of Christ and share with others what Jesus has done for us. Christmas provides at least three opportunities for aiding in this command:

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Rose-Colored Glasses

Many people come to church hoping to find a magic cure: “do this, this and that and presto – the gutters of the world will be a distant memory.” The glorious truth is they are closer to a cure than they realize. I believe addiction is the result of a conscious or unconscious attempt to deal…

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