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VIP: P = Purpose

VIP: P = Purpose

VIPs, those who influence others in life, are people of vision: they know where they are headed and how they plan to arrive at their destinations. VIPs are also people of integrity: they are guided by an inner commitment to integrity that enables them to practice on the outside what they profess to be on

What Good Does Worry Do?

Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? — Matthew 6:27 As someone has observed, worrying is like sitting in a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it will never get you anywhere!
Our pressure-packed world offers countless opportunities for anxiety, anguish, and, in a word, worry. No

The Proverbs 31 Woman

The [Proverbs 31] writer… described in detail this virtuous Proverbs 31 woman. She is Wonder Woman and Mother Teresa wrapped up in a single package. She rises a good while before day every morning. She manages the entire household and assumes fiscal responsibility for it. She nurtures her children. She does her husband good and

The Christmas Gift from God: Good News and Bad News

Editor’s Note —The Joshua Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

The Fruit of the Spirit

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. — Galatians 5:22-23 Fruit is the delectable product of that which is created by the inner life of the vine. On the eve of the Crucifixion, the Lord Jesus put it thus: Abide in Me, and I in you.

Palm Sunday: Who Is This?

Editor’s Note —The Jesus Code is dedicated to “those special and sacrificial pastors, their wives, and in most cases, their widows in Mission:Dignity who have given their lives to serving others so often in “out of the way places,” and who are now in their declining years. While in ministry they lived in church-owned homes and

Evangelism: Back to Basics

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth. — Acts 1:8 Once, the legendary football coach Vince Lombardi and his Green Bay Packers lost a football game that

Life’s Bottom-Line Question: Do You Believe?

I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. – John 11:25 This one statement is among the most bold and definitive acknowledgments of our Lord’s deity. The resurrection is what separates our Lord from a thousand other gurus and prophets who have come down the pike. This bold declaration

Integrity: Don’t Leave Home Without It!

He who walks with integrity walks securely, but he who perverts his ways will become known. – Proverbs 10:9 What is the single most important trait of a person who desires to truly make a difference in our world today? Some would say it is intellect. After all, knowledge is power in many ways. Others contend it is intensity, that spirit

Where Can I Go From Your Spirit?

Where can I go from Your Spirit? – Psalm 139:7 This question comes from the heart of King David as he meditates on the greatness of our God. The twenty-four verses of Psalm 139 are filled with his wonder at the depths of God’s omniscience, His omnipresence, and His omnipotence. Recently our young grandchildren visited

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