Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Pattern – 16

Do not repay one bad turn with another (1 Thessalonians 5:15; 1 Peter 3:9) When you are insulted is your reaction to give it back as good as you got it or do you bless those who insult you? When … Continue reading

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The Pattern – 15

Do not make promises. Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No’” (Ecclesiastes 5:1-7, Matthew 5:33-37, James 5:12). Have you ever been entrapped by a promise you made? Have you ever made a promise that you could not … Continue reading

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The Pattern – 14

Be Holy. For without holiness no one will see the Lord. (Hebrews 12:15) Does your life demonstrate the values, mission and character of God in such a way that people get a glimpse of him when they see you? What … Continue reading

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The Pattern – 13

When possible with you, be at peace with everyone, and do not let the sun go down before you deal with your anger. (Hebrews 12:14, Ephesians 4:26 Matthew 5:23-24, 18:15) Are you someone who deals with conflict quickly or do … Continue reading

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The Pattern – 12

Meet the needs of the poor and needy. (Psalms 82:3, Proverbs 14:31, 19:17, 22:9, 28:27, James 1:27) Think back over the week. What opportunities did God bring across your path to meet the needs of the poor and needy? What … Continue reading

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The Pattern – 11

Deny yourself and follow after Christ. (Luke 9:23) What is it about the “self” that causes us to have to deny it in order to follow Jesus? How has your “self” gotten in the way of being able to follow … Continue reading

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The Pattern – 10

Do not lie; instead speak truthfully to one another. (Colossians 3:9, Ephesians 4:25) How tempted are you to hide behind half truths and lies? How prevalent is this pattern in your life? When you choose to lie what is your … Continue reading

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