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Easy Doesn't Do It
Theme of the Week: The Call to Courageous Faith
Tuesday, September 2, 2014

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Key Bible Verse: For you have been given not only the privilege of trusting in Christ but also the privilege of suffering for him. (Philippians 1:29)

Dig Deeper: Philippians 1:27-30

It would be great, we think, for life to be as low-stress as possible. Just put your head down and get through the day. Don't ruffle feathers; don't alienate friends because of your faith; don't risk being branded as a hateful ...

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Prayer for the Week
Lord, forgive me for times I've been ashamed of my faith or fearful about taking a stand for you. Fill me with your Spirit so that I will boldly follow you wherever you may lead.

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ANTHONY Swaggerty

September 03, 2014  6:20am

AMEN, CURT. Your response was excellent and on point. Thank you for the words. Anthony

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Jesse R. Irvin Jr.

September 02, 2014  10:53am

I find myself holding back in my ministry. I really want to serve God better. I am a minister in training and I don't know how to proceed from here from here any suggestions.

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Curt Schleicher

September 02, 2014  8:01am

Some of the common misconceptions about Christian life that keep believers from being bold are: 1) that accepting Christ as Savior is the final action in our life to accomplish; 2) that i can't ruffle another's beliefs because they differ from my own; and, 3) that my purpose after conversion is to steer clear of argumentative discussion in conversation with others because it might scare them away. These principles of life after conversion are hogwash. First of all, my acceptance of Christ as Savior is the beginning of my life. Second, i was called to discuss my beliefs with others daily. Finally, friendly arguments with others is an acceptable way to start a 'Christ-centered' conversation. Lord, assist me in taking these bold steps everyday as i interact with people in my walk.

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