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5 Important Life Lessons We Can Learn from the “Patience” of Job

I put “patience” in parentheses because that is how the Hebrew is translated in the old King James Bible, but it is translated in newer versions as “perseverance,” “endurance,” and “steadfastness” in James 5:11. From Crosswalk.com…………….

https://www.crosswalk.com/faith/spiritual-life/5-important-lessons-from-the-patience-of-job.html

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

How to Welcome Criticism and Respond to It with Grace

Wait…is this even possible? It is! Not easy; but possible. And something that each of us might have the opportunity to practice probably at least once a day or more! Here is a takeaway for me: “Secure in Christ’s righteousness, our aim is not ultimately to please other people, nor is it to gain an upper hand on our critics. Rather, our aim is to please Christ with lives of humility, faithfulness, and love. Our aim is to pursue a kind of character and humility that makes it difficult for others to accuse us, not for our own glory but for the glory of Christ.” From Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………………

https://www.epm.org/blog/2021/Aug/23/welcome-criticism-respond-grace

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

Sticks, Stones, and Words…Can Cut Me Deeply

The old saying alluded to in this title has to be one of the dumbest sayings of all times….of course words can hurt! As Christians we must commit to never knowingly try to hurt another with our words. Some wisdom and encouragement here from pastor and author Scott Sauls………….

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Bible Christian The Holy Spirit

What Christian Growth Looks Like

When we become believers, we should expect to grow spiritually, just like as parents we should expect to see physical and emotional growth in our children. And if that expected growth does not occur, then we should examine ourselves to see what may be hindering our growth. From Pastor Jim Erwin………………..

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

Listen and Read Before You Speak or Type

In the next article is his series on the importance of our words, Randy Alcorn cautions us to listen carefully and to read online messages thoroughly and with discernment BEFORE saying or writing anything in response. From Eternal Perspectives Ministries…………………..

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Our Tongues Have the Power of Life and Death

In this day of viral outrage and cancel culture, so much of the world is into harsh and critical words. But this should not be so among the Body of Christ, beloved! Here are some wise words from Randy Alcorn (and others)…………………….

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The Cost of Withholding Kindness

Another in a series of articles from Knowable Word that goes into more depth into the lessons and wisdom to learn from this important book in the Old Testament. When we seek to “fix” someone else and their problem rather than really listen to them in their pain, then we are in danger of angering the Lord………………….

https://www.knowableword.com/2021/05/21/the-cost-of-withholding-kindness/

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Bible Christian Walking with Christ

One Another Texts: Hospitality

Hospitality is such an important practice for every believer, but especially in terms of being a missionary or a minister of the gospel, as well as for those who wish to serve those who minister the gospel to others. From Place for Truth……………….

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Bible Christian The Holy Spirit Walking with Christ

The Immeasurable Greatness of His Power

Sometimes believers mix up the power we have been given by God as a power to change our circumstances. But this is not necessarily so. This article goes on to explain this, and to describe how God’s power works in the life of each Christian. From ThingsAbove.us…………………..

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Bible Christian God the Father Jesus Prayer The Holy Spirit The Trinity Walking with Christ

The Fruit of the Spirit are the Ingredients of Happiness

Ask the Holy Spirit to cause you to grow more and manifest more of His fruits! From Randy Alcorn…………….