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The best lessons are when the character of God is revealed in the lives of leaders who have battle scars defending the faith.

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Authority

We have those same letters today, so we can submit to the same authority with which Paul wrote his letters.

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Enough

You confidently confront those old thoughts by declaring, “I can do all things through Christ.”

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Put Together

Seven colleague friends from six countries and five continents met for three months in Delhi, India to form the team that would lead YWAM’s first School of University Ministries.

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Weaklings Win

The paradox here is that humility is a primary requirement for hearing God’s authoritative voice.

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Hot Tears

God gave them everything they needed. But they believed the lie that turned their hearts away from God.

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Fake News

This is how a leader identifies with Jesus Christ; he was falsely accused and judged guilty without proof.

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Lessons of Limitations

I was given a gift during that time. Though I feel pain in my body everyday since that fateful night, I received the gift of God’s grace.

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Super Hero

Paul preferred being thought a fool than to draw attention away from the message of Jesus Christ.

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Forbidden to Tell

The truly spiritual do not seem to have interest in spiritual things. They don’t make a side show of the supernatural.

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Angry Fire

Better to burn for what God cares about than waste away on self-righteous slop and nervous narcissism.

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How Much Do You Want

Some have made it a career pretending to be called to preach. They’re more concerned about money than they are the people God loves.

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You’re in

My heart broke and I learned a lesson; those who claim to know a secret way are not all they say.

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Good Job!

Positive statements can strengthen you and help you overcome self-sabotaging and negative thoughts.

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Good Fences

Conflicts arise when there’s confusion about our God given boundaries, when someone crosses over into a territory where they have not been invited.

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Don’t Cut Me Out

No longer in lockstep with an exclusive vision of a pure breed with a pure set of rules, he sat at every table with the welcoming warmth of the Father.

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Ready to go?

We were suddenly responsible for YWAM’s Field Ministry Internships program, college teams that were serving in three countries that summer.

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Your Home

We host co-laborers in the gospel, people we are happy to commend, from all over the world. Did you know your home is important to kingdom work?

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Handling Gifts

Northern America’s 281 million Christians have a personal income of about $14.4 trillion dollars, which is about seven times more than the incomes of Africa’s 768 million Christians.

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He did it

If the Macedonians were in on this generosity, certainly the Corinthians would get in on it too.

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Simply Flowed

Jesus invited the rich young ruler on an adventure of faith, which works through love. Paul’s appeal is the same. Join the adventure.

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True Colors

Amazing calling. That call is not ours alone. We know our supporters have troubles just like we do.

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Friends of Friends

When conflict points me and my friends back to God, there’s a purity of heart that can be seen, can be felt. And it’s contagious.

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Jarring

Harsh words. Some will say, “Wow! He’s so blunt.” Others will say, “She’s refreshingly honest.”

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Pull

He’s the universe’s magnet and we’re the object of his affection. What he’s not attracted to is the junk holding us back.

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His Family

The world will tell you to compromise, but that’s not relationship. It’s not compromise God does; it’s sacrifice. It’s not selfish narcissism God expects, it’s integrity.

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Open Up

Step into the wide open world God made for you. He made you for more.

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Friends

I saw hope in marriage and family. It’s work, but worth it. The payoff? Real family; real friendships.

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Crazy

Gaining a red nose for Matthew the Clown was the reward of a pure heart. And the onlookers who received it, got the free gift of new life.

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Judged

This letter to the people who PAUL thought respected him refers again and again to his personal trials and joys.

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Unstoppable

It’s super powers. The attitude of gratitude smooths the way. The hope within overcomes all obstacles in sight. Nothing can stop us from breaking loose

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Never Old

The face app shows us what we’ll look like when we’re older. I’m not interested. Some spend everything on a house, cars, clothes, and facelifts

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Rally

Like watching a javelin thrown through the air to a rallying point, we catch a vision of where we are to be in the future.

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Details

I was jammed up, confused by details, lost in my own dark tomb. Then Jesus flooded my secret shame with light. Every detail clean and

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Not Much

Even our best moments, our most awesome adventures and snappiest selfies can’t compare. Even the best photographers can’t catch the real story hidden behind the

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Runner

When I was born, I opened my eyes screaming, gasping for breath. I imagine I was pretty good at making noise, announcing my arrival. I

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Snapshot

There’s no-one behind a curtain. No hidden agenda. Not with God. Don’t be distracted by the noise, critical comments from the cynical class. They’ll promise

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Arena

President Theodore Roosevelt gave a famous speech, citizenship in a Republic, at the University of Paris in 1910. Here’s an excerpt: “It is not the

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Turn

It’s in the turning. Owning my story, my failures, disappointments, and shame. It’s really true; I can’t save myself. But when I turn full face

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Seeing

The most amazing gift of all is sight. Grace empowers us to say, “I was blind, but now I see.” Seeing what held us in

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Pardon

Not just off the hook; the guilt is gone. Not on parole, you’re on parade spreading the never-fading good news. “If the Government of Condemnation

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Light

Fashions fade. Moments pass. Events end. Moses hid behind a veil as he represented what God did and wants to do. The law cannot reveal

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Plan

It’s people, not projects. It’s family, not a function. It’s a community, not a corporation. Follow His plan. “We couldn’t be more sure of ourselves

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Publish

It’s not titles, positions, or diplomas that matter in the end. It’s relationships, the kind that matter. The friendships that leave a tattoo on the

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Face

Like when your first child is born, there’s no way you can humanly handle what it means. It’s impossible. You might as well be given

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Whiff

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss paints with pastel colors the exciting life ahead of you. Holy Spirit agrees and He adds fragrances dripping

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Yes

What I said I would do is not going to happen. I was wrong. Integrity of heart is not only doing what you say; it’s

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Doors

When the door opens without any effort, and when the opportunity to tell the story of Jesus’ complete work of salvation is more than welcomed

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Responsible

“The focus of my letter wasn’t on punishing the offender but on getting you to take responsibility for the health of the church. So if

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Pain

Everyone has a story. Sometimes painful memories cause tears to well up. Will the hurt go away? To avoid causing pain, I understand why Paul

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Point to Jesus

The simple price for learning is to pay attention. Leaders make mistakes and later share what they learned. We don’t need to repeat the mistakes.

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Yes and Amen

What I said I would do is not going to happen. I was wrong. Integrity of heart is not only doing what you say; it’s

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Forest for Trees

I’m rereading Paul’s second letter to the believers in Corinth because there is something that should be plainly seen. “Now that the worst is over,

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Step Back – Look Again

We’ve all heard it, “You can’t see the forest for the trees.” No matter how deeply you look at anything, it’s important to step back

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