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Do not allow your stuff to get in the way of your Fruit - Welcome to Discipleshiptools.org
Fruit of the Spirit, Part XVI This is not a popular thing to discuss, but the Christian life comes with a responsibility, so we are not to allow our desires or dilemma or pressures to distract us from it
Are you Led by the Spirit? - Welcome to Discipleshiptools.org
Fruit of the Spirit, Part XIV Being led by the Spirit is not a Pentecostal or charismatic endeavor; it is not about speaking in tongues or some esoteric Baptism of the Holy Spirit. It is...
The Desires of the Flesh and What They Do! - Welcome to Discipleshiptools.org
Fruit of the Spirit, Part VIII Just before the great passage in Galatians that expounds the Fruit of the Spirit comes a warning and a list of the opposites of the good Fruit, the destroyers of churches, relationships, and self!
Making Fruit of the Spirit is Mutual and Communal - Welcome to Discipleshiptools.org
Fruit of the Spirit, Part XVII We need one another to help spur on and encourage us. Paul, even through his heinous situations of being in prison, being whipped and beaten, having everyone against him and seeking to kill him, takes the time to agonize, pray, and encourage...
Kindness and repentance - a Christian perspective
God showers us with blessings and acts of kindness. How do you respond--do you complain and reject Him? Or do you live a life characterized by gratitude for His kindness?
Household of faith - a Christian perspective
Christians are called to treat all people with grace and kindness, but particularly their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Woman Power - #2804
The problem is that men just tend to continue this performance thing in their relationships with women, always feeling they have to be strong, together, right, winning. Until a Proverbs 31 woman comes along, a woman with whom he can share his secrets and know they will never be violated, a woman with whom he can risk being scared, frustrated, weak, unsure.
Making Life an Adventure - #5900
If your life has seemed a little claustrophobic lately, unsatisfying, boring, maybe you've been all wrapped up in yourself, maybe with some reason because of what you've been going through. But you're missing the adventure. You're missing the healing power of getting your eyes off yourself and onto who you can help.
Back In the Ring For Another Round - #5772
Do you make a person feel really important when they're with you, or like they're keeping you from something more important? Do you listen for their heart, not just their words? Do you look for what God seems to be doing in their life and then you affirm it to them? Do you look for their strong points and tell them what you see? By the way, this ministry of encouragement is one anyone can have and it may be just what you need to get you out of your own pit of self-focus and self-pity.
"Burning Coals" in the Bible: Proverbs 25:21-22
Kindness can go a long way towards diffusing situations, and in some ways can be the best kind of revenge. This small section of Proverbs talks about how giving your enemy food or water when they're hungry or thirsty is the same as "heaping burning coals" on their head.