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Training Resources

Electronic Help for Prayer

Here’s a common but unfortunate scenario that happens often amongst followers of Jesus: person A asks person B to pray for her, and person B agrees, all the while knowing that she will probably forget to do this.

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I’m Just a Grasshopper

This is what happens in the excuse-making business. We convince ourselves how some “fact” of our own manufacture supersedes God’s commands and promises. Then we get the self-justification ball rolling faster with something about why it’s impracticable to obey God.

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Who Changes Me?

Sanctification is a concept that is simple in principle but somewhat more complex in practice. Most broadly, sanctification is the process that takes place after conversion by which the Christian is grown into maturity and transformed into the fullness of Christ.

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Make Disciple Making Fun!

Disciple making is a calling and command for all followers of Jesus, but if we’re honest it also feels a bit like a burden. How can we do this and make it enjoyable?

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Fireproved

Have you ever felt like you were like that piece of metal, heated red hot in some fiery trial, gripped by tongs of depression or disillusionment, and taking blows upon the anvil of suffering? Peter wrote about this very thing.

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Are You Ready?

A thief is coming in the night. You aren’t sure when, but His coming is imminent. It could be at any moment. It could be today, tomorrow, five years from now or even longer.

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Engaging the Struggle

As much as we appropriately emphasize grace — a ubiquitous concept in the Bible — if we want to make disciples of men in particular, we will do well to emphasize the hardship and struggle of the Christian life, and that such struggle is very good.

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Root Your Prayers in the Boundless Love of Christ

While recently digging in my backyard, I hit the root of an oak tree with my shovel. I was puzzled by the root’s relatively large thickness because I found it lying outside the tree’s canopy above. I do expect to find roots out that far, but three inches in diameter was surprising. That oak sure has a mature root system!

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Stop Yelling at Your Foot

Imagine a man who has no feeling in his feet. Unbeknownst to the man, chunks of broken glass litter the floor of his house. This man without feeling in his feet continually walks on the floor barefoot, and it lacerates his feet quite fiercely.

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The Attitudes of an Ambassador

What does an ambassador do? When we’re called to be ambassadors for Christ (2 Corinthians 5:20), what does that mean?

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