Category Archives: Behavior

Having a thankful spirit every day

One of the first lessons I learned as a child was the importance of “please” and “thank you.” My mom was adamant about these courtesies. She understood what I as a child did not: that failure to express humility in … Continue reading

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Refusing To Condemn People Even When They Deserve It

If you are a Christian, and committed to your faith, I’m sure you are doing your best to live a godly life. Jesus said that if we love Him we will keep His commandments (John 14:15). But there is a … Continue reading

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How Well Do You Walk?

Have you noticed that if you know someone well, you can recognize them just by the way they walk? That’s true physically, and it’s also true spiritually. In spiritual terms, a person’s walk is their way of life – their … Continue reading

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Put your past in the past!

How many times have you looked at some mistake you made in the past, some situation that went wrong because of bad decisions on your part, and said to yourself, “If only I hadn’t done that!”? One of the unpalatable … Continue reading

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Having a good reputation

Do you care what other people think of you? Sure you do! And there’s nothing wrong with that. In fact, the Bible says we should care what opinion others have of us: Proverbs 22:1 (NKJV) A good name is to … Continue reading

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Believe That You Have Received From God

When I graduated from college, I went to work for IBM. One of the first things I did when I got on the job was to set myself up for direct deposit of my pay. With no intervention from me, … Continue reading

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When church members help one another

One of the members of the church I pastor gave a great testimony in the service not long ago. She had just had surgery on her jaw, and had been laid up with a lot of pain. She wasn’t able … Continue reading

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Be a giver, not a taker

When it comes to love, there are two classes of people in the world: the takers and the givers. Takers are people who are primarily concerned with getting things for themselves. So, they “love” money or power or prestige or … Continue reading

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We are a Royal Priesthood!

In the Old Testament, the priest stood between God and the people. His role was to relate to the people on God’s behalf, and to God on the people’s behalf. And that’s exactly the role Christians are called to play … Continue reading

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Don’t be a spiritual recluse!

Howard Hughes, movie mogul, business magnate, philanthropist, and founder of the Hughes Aircraft Company as well as the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, was one of the wealthiest men on earth. But toward the end of his life he became a … Continue reading

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