Painfully honest prayers

Painfully honest prayers

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

What  do  you  do  with  the  highly  charged  feelings  that  fly  around  in  your  spirit  when  you  feel  God  has  let  you  down?  Some  people,  in  an  effort  to  be  “good  Christians,”  feel  they  need  to  protect  God.  They  deny  their  p...

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Love

Love

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

It  takes  an  enormous  amount  of  courage  to  enter  the  character  battles  that  Scripture  challenges  us  to  fight.  I  would  like  to  propose  that  treating  others  as  more  important  than  yourself  is  one  of  the  best  definitions  of  love...

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Joy

Joy

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

It’s  not  very  often  that  I  feel  the  freedom  or  the  confidence  to  make  a  sweeping,  categorical  statement,  but  I  think  I  can  make  one  about  the  topic  of  this  study.  I  have  the  confidence  to  say  that  every  single  person ...

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Initiative

Initiative

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

Initiative  was  first  demonstrated  by  the  Creator  when  he  spoke  the  universe  into  existence.  His  action  was  not  a  response  to  external  stimuli;  rather  the  plan  originated  within  Him.  God  made  man  to  have  dominion  over  the  thing...

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Growing Pains

Growing Pains

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

When  life  is  going  well,  it  is  relatively  easy  to  be  a  “good”  Christian.  But  the  strength  of  our  character  is  not  revealed  in  the  good  times.  In  fact,  we  really  cannot  know  the  quality  or  strength  of  our  character  un...

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Grip on your spiritual life

Grip on your spiritual life

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

Every  church  has  people  who  go  to  church  out  of  habit.  They  have  been  churchgoing  people  all  their  lives,  and  it  is  almost  as  automatic  as  breathing.  Every  Sunday  they  go  to  a  church  service  that  feels  right  to  them-one  ...

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Faithfulness

Faithfulness

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

Over  the  years  I  have  asked  various  groups  of  people  to  write  down  their  answer  to  this  question:  What  trait  in  other  people  do  you  dislike  the  most?  Or,  I’ll  phrase  it  another  way:  What  flaw  in  other  people’s  characte...

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Fair-weather Friends

Fair-weather Friends

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Posted by: Admin 15th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

Too  many  people  are  fair  weather  friends.  They  stick  around  when  it  is  easy  to  maintain  the  friendship  and  leave  when  there  is  a  sign  of  trouble.  As  Christians,  however,  we  need  to  be  different.  We  must  demonstrate  our  com...

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The Honest Truth About Honesty

The Honest Truth About Honesty

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 14th Nov, 2018 Rating: 

Why Honesty Isn't Always the Best PolicyGalatians 5:22-23 (KJV) 22  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23  Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.The honest truth about honestyWhether you’re getting it off your chest, venting...

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Dealing with the Small Group Dominator

Dealing with the Small Group Dominator

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Posted by: Admin 17th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

A common problem many small group leaders face is dealing with people who dominate the discussion time during the meeting. Dominators like to contribute their insights early and often to every question. They often speak up before others have a chance to say anything and often give long rambling answ...

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Handling the Challenging People

Handling the Challenging People

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Posted by: Timothy Lee 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

The hard part of small groups is that they involve people, and dealing with people is always messy. One of my favorite book titles has always been the one I find most true: Everybody's Normal Until You Get to Know Them. That includes me! Here are some of the common "challenging people" that you m...

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Dealing With the Dominator

Dealing With the Dominator

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Simple tips to deal with the Dominator.

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Building Relationships Weird Guys Who Show up in a Group

Building Relationships Weird Guys Who Show up in a Group

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Posted by: Admin 15th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

Great tips to help connect with people who are different.

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Small Group Problem Solving

Small Group Problem Solving

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Posted by: Admin 6th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

How to respond when people act up, act out, and ask tough questions.Any time you bring together a group of people with different backgrounds, histories, and personalities, conflict and problems are almost inevitable. As a leader, you will need to deal with these issues both before and after they occ...

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Is This Gossip?

Is This Gossip?

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

9 questions to help you decide.Proverbs 11:13; 26:20How do you know when it is beneficial to share information, and when it is useless or destructive to do so? Ask yourself the following questions to help you choose your words wisely.1. Am I telling this to someone who can do something about the pr...

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Five practices that take small groups beyond polite “sharing.”

Five practices that take small groups beyond polite “sharing.”

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

In community we discover who we really are and how much transformation we require. This is why I am irrevocably committed to small groups. Through them we can accomplish our God-entrusted work to transform human beings. However, experience tells us that simply meeting with a group does not automatic...

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Build Real Friendship in Your Groups

Build Real Friendship in Your Groups

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

7 steps to cultivate authentic relationshipsDon't we all long to be part of something fun, exciting, and life-giving?The sitcom Friends captured this desire. Every week, 50 million people watched six actors pretend to have relationships with one another. Its popularity was fueled by the deep longing...

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5 Threats to Healthy Small Groups

5 Threats to Healthy Small Groups

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

5 Group Killers1.) Inconsistent attendance2.) Awkward personalities3.) Fakeness4.) Bad Curriculum5.) Public Holidays

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Healthy Teams

Healthy Teams

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Posted by: Admin 5th Sep, 2018 Rating: 

I work with lots of teams that are either in crisis or transition. But I rarely hear of teams that are both achieving results and are a pleasure to be a part of. This is due, in part, to a misunderstanding of "team."Simply put, "team" is just business language for "community"—the glorious intersec...

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Parenting Tough Love

Parenting Tough Love

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Posted by: Admin 24th Aug, 2018 Rating: 

This lesson is a good reminder for both parents and leaders about the importance of "tough love". Key Points of Lesson “You are a born leader” is a false statement. To become a leader, it takes a process of training. We all have the ability to train to be a leader. The spiri...

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