Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Principle of Motivation: Nurture Your Enthusiasm by Rick Warren

“Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” Romans 12:11-12 (NIV) “When you make other people’s problems your problems, God will take care of yours … Continue reading

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“What did Jesus mean when He said, “Take up your cross and follow Me” (Matthew 16:24; Mark 8:34; Luke 9:23)?”

Let’s begin with what Jesus didn’t mean. Many people interpret “cross” as some burden they must carry in their lives: a strained relationship, a thankless job, a physical illness. With self-pitying pride, they say, “That’s my cross I have to … Continue reading

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Changing Your Life Will Take Concentration

“Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 (NIV) “If you want to change, you have to change your pattern or model of living that you … Continue reading

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Day 36: Made for a Mission

Rick Warren shares with us his father’s mission.  He was a minister for over 50 years, serving small, rural churches.  Jimmy Warren was a simple preacher, but he was a man with a mission.  His favorite activity was taking teams … Continue reading

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Day 35: God’s Power in our Weakness

The Bible is filled with examples of how God loves to use imperfect, ordinary people to do extraordinary things in spite of their weaknesses.  You may be tempted to conclude “God could never use me”.  But God is never limited … Continue reading

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Obedience releases God’s power in our life

“The greatest tragedy this year would be for you to stand at the edge of your destiny, but to be afraid to enter into all that God has planned for you.” The saddest verse to me in the entire Bible … Continue reading

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