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Encouraging, comforting, and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. (1 Thess. 2:12 NIV)

Faithfulness

no turning back

No Turning Back: Following the Call – 1 Kings 19:21

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When Elisha is called to follow Elijah, he truly left all to follow God's call. For Elisha, there was no turning back. He was committed.

Responding to Challenging Circumstances

Responding to Challenging Circumstances – Philippians 1:12

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How do you respond to the challenging circumstance that you might find yourself in? Paul tells us that God can use us even then.

How Long Will You Hide Your Face From Me – Psalm 13:1, 5-6

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Does it sometimes seem like God had hidden his face from you? That he cannot be found? When that happens, trust in God and praise him anyway.

Give me this hill country

Give Me this Hill Country – Joshua 14:10-12

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What hill country has the Lord placed you in? Always be ready to engage the giants who are there, working to drive them from their strongholds.

don't be afraid

Don’t Be Afraid; God Loves You – Matthew 10:29-31

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Are you a child of God? Don't be afraid of this world and the people in it. You are of great value to God. So be faithful to follow him.

Fight the good fight of the faith

The Good Fight of the Faith – 1 Timothy 6:12

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Paul calls on us to live a much more active life for Christ than we commonly do. Lace-up the gloves and fight the good fight of the faith.

prison ministry

Paul’s Prison Ministry – Acts 28:30-31

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Paul spent two years under Roman arrest. But his prison ministry was fruitful. Don't let your circumstances keep you from serving God.

running the race

Faithful in Running the Race – Acts 20:24

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Are you running the race that God has laid out for you? Or are you distracted by the cares and concerns of life? Strive for the finish line.

Be faithful even in the small things

Being Faithful in the Small Things – Acts 9:10-12

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The example of Ananias teaches us that being faithful in seemingly insignificant ways can have a tremendous impact on the lives of others.

The cost of obedience

The Cost of Obedience – Acts 5:29

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When considering opposing the civil authorities, be sure it is out of obedience to God's direction. And be willing to pay the price.

trustworthy with worldly wealth

Being Trustworthy with Worldly Wealth – Luke 16:10-11

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Are you trustworthy with what God has given you today? To be entrusted with true riches in the life to come, we must prove faithful now.

A wise manager

A Faithful and Wise Manager – Luke 12:42-43

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God has entrusted each of his people with abilities to serve him. Be a wise manager of the gifts God has given you, serving him faithfully.