Archives: January 2015

What legacy will you leave your loved ones? Part 5

You’ll never see a hearse pulling a U-Haul! That’s because when we die, we leave all that we have behind! Let's talk about finding contentment in the legacy we leave behind. What will you leave your loved ones when you pass on?

What is the secret to contentment? Part 4

The truth is, there’s only one thing you need to become perfectly content. Once you obtain this one thing, you’ll always be satisfied. What is the secret to contentment? Here’s a hint: it’s not any material possession!

The Path of His Passion: Walk with Christ Through His Last Days on Earth

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In the popularly written and biblically based book, author Bill Crowder walks the reader through Christ's last days and hours on earth. Beginning in the upper room and then to Gethsemane and beyond, from betrayal and denial to mock trials, from the agony and victory of the cross to the ascension, the reader is compelled to see those momentous events…

A biblical look at satisfaction regardless of our situation Part 3

It’s easy to feel satisfied when life is good. But when circumstances take a difficult turn, contentment can fly out the window! Let's explore the apostle Paul’s secret to contentment in every circumstance.

Learning to be content in who you are Part 2

Are you feeling a bit restless? Do you feel a lack of personal satisfaction and purpose in your life? Discover the personal satisfaction we can have when we realize our true identity.

We can be content even if we don’t have it all! Part 1

Every day we’re bombarded by advertisements pointing out all the things we lack. The enticing commercials can make satisfaction an elusive feeling. What we have is not what makes us whole.

What characteristics make us more like Christ? Part 15

If you want to think, speak, and act more like Jesus, what qualities do you need to have? Galatians chapter 5 gives us the answer! Make it a point to listen to the conclusion of the fruit of the Spirit series.

Encouragement for when our hearts feel dormant Part 14

An experienced farmer knows there are seasons when crops flourish in the open air, and seasons when all growth happens underground. Even in our cold seasons, God is still at work, cultivating the fruits of Spirit.

How what is happening in our lives is evidence of the fruit of the Spirit! Part 13

Even a bottle labeled “fruit juice” can contain a large amount of artificial fruit flavors. It proves we can be easily fooled by inferior imitations. Let's play the part of produce inspectors and look for evidence that what is happening in our lives is 100 percent fruit of the Spirit!

Let’s allow God to cultivate godly restraint in our lives Part 12

Whether it’s taking another slice of chocolate cake, or losing our temper when frustrated, self-control can be difficult to maintain. But it’s a virtue we all need! Our study of the fruit of the Spirit continues.

How biblical gentleness is the foundation of true strength Part 11

By the world’s standards, gentleness is a weakness, not a virtue! We’ve been taught it’s imperative we stand up for ourselves. Discover that biblical gentleness is not a sign of being feeble—it’s the foundation of true strength! We’re talking about one of the fruits of the Spirit.

How can we mirror the faithfulness of God? Part 10

The goal of a Christian is to act more like Jesus with every passing day. The qualities Christ exhibited, we want to exhibit as well! It’s another discussion about the fruits of the Spirit.

How understanding God’s goodness reveals what it means for us to be good Part 9

We use the word “good” to describe everything from favorite sneakers, to well-behaving pets. So what does it really mean to be “good”? Let's discuss how understanding God’s own goodness shows us exactly what it means to be good ourselves!

Discover how kindness is actually a substantial quality we can really sink our teeth into! Part 8

“The fruit of kindness” sounds a bit mushy, doesn’t it? Of all the godly fruit to cultivate, kindness seems to be the weakest of the bunch. More from our study on the fruit of the Spirit.

Discover biblical ways to cultivate patience Part 7

Whether it’s standing in line, waiting in the doctor’s office, or putting up with people who push our buttons, we have plenty of opportunities to develop patience. But it still seems to be the hardest fruit of the Spirit to grow! It’s an important fruit for spiritual health!

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