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  • Wising Up In A Dumbed-Down World Series

    Contributed by Tim George on Feb 6, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 2,020 views

    In a world where being undecided is a badge of honor, how do we learn to make wise decisions?

    “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive ...read more

  • Choosing Friends

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 17,560 views

    An exhortation to choose friends wisely.

    Choosing Friends It could be said that we live in an age of strangers. Very few folks meet at the fence anymore for a friendly chat and most folks do not even know the names of their neighbors. With varying work schedules and so many things we need to do and want to do, there is very little ...read more

  • The Armor Of God

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 136 ratings
     | 13,923 views

    What the best dressed Christian soldier is wearing.

    The Armor of God For a hippie to show up at boot camp is a rather traumatic experience. I was a peace and love kind of a guy suddenly thrust into a violent and loud place designed to prepare me for a loud and violent war. Had I had any clue what those weeks would have been like and the ...read more

  • How To Choose What Is Best Over Simply What Is Good

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 56 ratings
     | 2,413 views

    Guidance in helping us make distinctions between decisions that are good, better or best. Failure to make these distinctions in our decision-making leads to mediocrity, apathy and complacency.

    How To Discern Between Decisions that are Good, Better or Best (Acts 11:27-30) Quote: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not rely on your own insight. In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. (Prov. 3:5,6) Quote: This I pray that you would be filled with the ...read more

  • Personal Book Descriptions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 29, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,557 views

    Book descriptions and articles for missions

    1. Steps to Planting & Growing Churches - This guidebook is used as a textbook in many theological colleges around the world. It covers the Biblical basis for planting & growing churches in a contextualized manner. The book analyzes the principles, practices, & steps of planting & growing churches ...read more

  • Why Are God's Precedents Often Accompanied With Demonstrations Of Great Power?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,250 views

    The Pentecostal outpouring of power was a demonstration of God’s divine influence on an epic setting event - the inauguration of the Christian church. Whenever the Lord sets an important precedent He accompanies it with a demonstration of power to signal

    1. The Pentecostal outpouring of power was a demonstration of God’s divine influence on an epic setting event - the inauguration of the Christian church. Whenever the Lord sets an important precedent He accompanies it with a demonstration of power to signal His Divine energetic approval. By ...read more

  • Defensive Strategies For Dealing With Difficult Superiors

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,209 views

    Be quick to hear, slow to speak and slow to anger while showing a Holy Spirit given wisdom.

    Defensive Strategies For Dealing with Difficult Superiors (James 1:19-22) ILlustration:Formula for handling people: 1. Listen to the other person’s story. 2. Listen to the other person’s full story. 3. Listen to the other person’s full story first. Gen. George Marshall, Bits & Pieces, April, ...read more

  • What Should I Do When Others Do Not Respect My Personal Freedoms In Christ?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 21, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,224 views

    Do not let other people squeeze you into their mold through man made rules, regulations and restrictions. Paul wrote, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery."

    Biblical solutions for the problems people face with personal freedoms? Illustration: Dr. Henry Cloud’s most popular book Boundaries, teaches Christian how they can successfully set up borders that will shield them from being overwhelmed by abusive people, difficult circumstances or personal ...read more

  • How To Balance The Active And Passive Responsibilities Of A Christian

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,957 views

    What are the best ways to appropriate the fact that God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit’s renewing, guiding and illuminating love? Too many people take for granted the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Some people are scared of

    1. What are the best ways to appropriate the fact that God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit’s renewing, guiding and illuminating love? D.L. Moody said, "Everytime I get up to preach I ask God to light me on fire with the Holy Spirit. People always come out to ...read more

  • How Can You Tell If Someone Has Faulty Theology?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 852 views

    Some people in positions of authority are disturbed when the truth challenges their views. The High Priests in the first century were entitled to great power, influence and privilege. During the Roman occupation of Palestine, one could become a High Pries

    Some people in positions of authority are disturbed when the truth challenges their views. The High Priests in the first century were entitled to great power, influence and privilege. During the Roman occupation of Palestine, one could become a High Priest through bribery or political intrigue ...read more

  • How To Use The Wisdom Of God To Overcome The World's Wisdom

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,498 views

    Today it becomes increasingly tempting to rely on the world’s financial, scientific or educational wisdom. New insights are gained everyday. Knowledge doubles every five years according to Alvin Tofler in his landmark best seller Future Shock. Yet, throug

    1. Today it becomes increasingly tempting to rely on the world’s financial, scientific or educational wisdom. New insights are gained everyday. Knowledge doubles every five years according to Alvin Tofler in his landmark best seller Future Shock. Yet, throughout all dimensions of life we come to ...read more

  • Philip's Qualities As An Effective Teacher 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 162 ratings
     | 8,975 views

    Philip learned how to submit himself to the teaching of God before trying to make others understand his viewpoint. Too many teachers forget how important it is to listen to the Lord. Philip listened to the angel of God say to him, "Arise and go toward the

    Illustration:William A. Ward has said, "The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. Progress Magazine, December 23, 1992. Illustration: An item in "The Report Card" told of a study done in Colorado in which 3000 ...read more

  • Intimacy With God

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 4,818 views

    Why are so many people unable to obtain intimacy with God the way Paul did? Intimacy with God means that one has such a tight relationship that your thoughts are closely related with His all of His attributes

    Illustration:Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. Josh Billings. 1. Why are so many people unable to obtain intimacy with God the way Paul did? Intimacy with God means that one has such a tight relationship that ...read more

  • Qualifications For An Innovator

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 1,284 views

    Today we hear a lot about innovators who start up their own dot-com business. Many innovators are not afraid to fail because they believe in the importance of change. An innovator is a person who does not mind introducing a new way of doing things to othe

    Illustration:Perhaps you may remember Hank Luisetti, the great basketball player of a few decades back. When Hank came along, virtually every basketball coach in the country insisted that his players shoot with two hands. Instead of two hands, Hank used a jerky, funny-looking, one-handed jump shot. ...read more

  • Reasons To Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,148 views

    Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necessary to fight the good fight of faith against "false brethren" who wanted to restri

    Quotation: Paul wrote, "Fight the good fight of faith." Many people are fighting battles that are not really worth fighting. Illustration: When I hear my friends say they hope their children don’t have to experience the hardships they went through--I don’t agree. Those hardships made us what we ...read more