What’s your WQ–Winning Quotient?

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What Will You Celebrate This Christmas?

“But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the tribes of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from old, from ancient times.”  Micah 5:2

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The Blackest Friday

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What a beautiful attitude!

One of my favorite contemporary worship songs is, O Lord, You’re Beautiful by Keith Green.

I call it one of my cry song, because every time I hear it or sing it with our praise team, I cry. It’s a beautiful cry and I’m full of joy when I hear it sung. My favorite lines in the song are in the first verse:

“And when I’m doing well, help me to never seek a crown
For my reward is giving glory to You

What a beautiful attitude: As we serve others, as we love others, as we worship our Almighty Father, to have as our only reward bringing glory to God.

Think about it. The way we relate to others, the way we talk, the way we act, the way we respond in difficult circumstances, the way we respond to injuries, hurts and insults, the way we treat our enemies, the way we serve and love others–all with the attitude of bringing glory to God.

Wouldn’t that be a wonderful, life-changing, world-changing attitude for us to live out each day?

Oh Lord You’re Beautiful
by Keith Green

Oh Lord, You’re beautiful
Your face is all I seek
For when Your eyes are on this child
Your grace abounds to me

I wanna to take Your word and shine it all around
But first help me to just, live it Lord
And when I’m doing well, help me to never seek a crown
For my reward is giving glory to You

Oh Lord, please light the fire
That once burned bright and clear
Replace the lamp of my first love
That burns with holy fear

I want to take Your word and shine it all around
But first help me just to live Lord
And when I’m doing well, help me to never seek a crown
For my reward is giving glory to You

Do we realize the power in the name of Jesus?

Do  we realize how powerful just saying the name Jesus can be?
Jesus. Jesus. Jesus.

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No way to treat a gay waitress

A gay Charlotte, North Carolina waitress was dismayed this week when a woman customer scribbled Leviticus 20:13 on the ticket where the tip should be. Continue reading

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Life is lived for a purpose

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Dot and Doyle’s Miracle: A 73-Year Love Story

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Feeling Left Out

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Self Esteem vs. Self Denial

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When kindness shows up folks get blessed.

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What’s In Your Alabaster Jar?

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Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

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Jesus Dismantles Religion’s Status Quo

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Shooting At The Wrong Goal

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Slow Down! Slow Down? Are You Kidding?

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Givers Or Takers

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A Dangerous Prayer

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Love Is Kind–Ways To Be Kind

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Love Is Kind

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A God-Sized Vision

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The Difference Between Failing And Failure

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Walking Billboards

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Mr. Fix It

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How To Handle Mistakes

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Executive Director
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries

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Who Is John Ed Mathison?

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Sweet Tea And Jesus

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Is The Religious Right Right?

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Who Are The “Many”?

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Queen Elizabeth And Jesus

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Time To Get It Right

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“Open Mic” Session

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Do What Coaches Do

By Dr. John Ed Mathison
Executive Director
John Ed Mathison Leadership Ministries

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The Bigger They Are . . .

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Rubbish

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I Love Vacation Bible School

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Marsha Weber (or the price of prejudice)

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Following Orders

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Be Still

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Christ Is Our Life

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Not Just A Housewife

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It Must Be True! I Read It On The Internet.

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Not Just A Bus Driver

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Walking Dead

A news bite I overheard on TV claimed 16.2 million viewers tuned in to watch the season premier of the new series “Walking Dead”

Our post-Jesus, post-church, post-love-one-another culture continues to glorify sin and death in the most extreme and ungodly ways.Of the 16.2 million people who tuned in to watch that gore, I wonder how many of them were really walking dead, separated from God and without a personal relationship with Jesus.

As authentic followers of Christ we were walking dead once as well.

And you were dead in your trespasses and sins  in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience. Among them we too all formerly lived in the lusts of our flesh,  indulging the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, even as the rest. Ephesians 2: 1-3.

But then, praise be to God,

God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavens in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-6

Those folks walking around out there who are dead are sinners (Romans 5:8,19); enemies of God (Romans 5:10); condemned (Romans 5:18). Do we, as the Church, draw them to Jesus or drive them away? Does the Church reach them, or repel them? Is your life appealing to those who don’t know Jesus? Do the folks walking around dead want what you have? Do they see something in you that attracts them, or keeps them at a distance?

Our answers to those questions could literally make an eternal difference in someone’s life. Is your faith alive so others can see life in you?

How Can We Be Salt Today?

“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything. except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men.”  Matthew 5:13

Where Is Our Cross?

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Motorcycle Rider Becomes A Servant Of Christ

How can a former gang member who robbed and stole become a servant of God? Find out when you listen to Kevin Mosca share his testimony of overcoming a rotten childhood and becoming the president of a motorcycle ministry that serves God and his community.

This video broadcast appeared on Coffee & Christ with Kerri McKenna

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Help! I Need A Phone Booth. NOW!”

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Blaming Or Claiming

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