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Aligning to God’s Kingdom

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:  “From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”” – Matthew 4:17, NAS95 Some of my conversations with God have a long history. “Repent for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand,” has taken a while to digest. At first, I took…

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Counting the Cost

by Angie Raineri Key Verse:  And he said to them, “Take care, and be on your guard against all covetousness, for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions.” – Luke 12:15, ESV  In the weeks before Easter this year Pete and I were preparing to move, once again, across the world and…

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Kingdom Parables

by Karen Kurth Key Verse:   Jesus also said, “The Kingdom of God is like a farmer who scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, while he’s asleep or awake, the seed sprouts and grows, but he does not understand how it happens. The earth produces the crops on its own. First a leaf blade…

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Cycle of Grace Summary

by Joy McAuley   There are four dimensions in the Cycle of Grace. We begin, or we could say God begins, with our complete and undeserved acceptance by God through Jesus. This is pure grace pouring into our lives. We haven’t done anything to bring that grace into our lives, it’s just a gift from…

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Language of the Kingdom

by Leslie Hall Key Verse: The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come so that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.  – John 10:10, NET Full disclosure – I have a tendency to absolutely swear like a sailor. I’m on a journey with Jesus about it; I’d appreciate…

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The Holy Spirit Speaks

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.”  – Acts 13:2, NAS95 I enjoy training for disciple-making movements. Every time I either facilitate or attend a training, the Holy Spirit…

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God’s Love-Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie Ten Boom shares how she experienced the reality of God’s love standing when all else had fallen, the powerful change that comes when God pours the “ocean of his love” into our hearts through the Holy Spirit (Rom 5:5), and how the “highest potential of God’s love is available for the trivial things of…

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In What Do We Trust?

by Fred Swartz “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.” (Daniel 2:44, NKJV) My dialogue with…

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