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Kingdom Life

What you focus on counts

Over the many years I’ve been a follower of Jesus, I’ve noticed a trend. What I focus on makes a difference. Every few years, it seems the Lord leads me to study a certain area/doctrine. Often it’s a matter of necessity. For example, when we lived in a very poor inner city area for many… Read More

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Inner healing

Is your glass half-empty or half-full?

Do you want to be happy or sad? While there are some people who are unhappy because they need emotional healing from a broken heart, others choose to be pessimistic, to look on the negative side of life. There are a couple of very interesting verses in Proverbs 15. Verses 13 and 15 say this:… Read More

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Inner healing

How do we respond when life gets tough?

The part of ourselves that controls our reactions to life has a huge impact on us. According to 1 Thessalonians 5:23 we have a spirit, a soul and a body. Our body is physical and receives stimuli through our senses. Our soul is generally thought to consist of our mind, will and emotions. Our spirit… Read More

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Kingdom skills

Guest post by Bruce: One line conversation starters with not-yet-believers

I have a job in a very busy, very intense human services setting. I often do not have more than 10-15 seconds to talk to a person. I always have a brief ‘teaser’ line that might elicit interest, and a quick follow up line that gives more info that can lead to a conversation. Sometimes… Read More

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Greet the Church in Your House

Victor Choudhrie is one of my beloved “fathers in the Lord.” In 1992, even while a renowned cancer surgeon in India,  the Lord told Victor to stop medicine and start planting churches. The results in the past few years have been extraordinary.  One of the most outstanding disciple making movements of our day is going… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Bringing our faith into our working lives

When we worked and ministered in the UK, our lives were very blessed. Everything we touched seemed to “turn to gold”–in the spiritual rather than physical sense. Tony, my husband, was leading a ministry that worked among doctors and others in the caring professions and extraordinary things were going on all over the country. The… Read More

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Kingdom Life

Free e-book on hearing God

A year or so ago I wrote an e-book entitled A Simple Guide to Hearing God. It’s designed to be a very practical look at how to hear God’s voice. However, I decided to take a different approach. I have many friends who know how to hear God clearly–some of the stories they tell are remarkable.… Read More

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Kingdom skills

Multiplication tools: practice

If you want to become proficient at a skill, the answer lies in practice. Photo credit: Morrow Cove (Creative Commons) Musicians rehearse, athletes practice, anyone who wants to become proficient at a skill puts in hours per day. They perform the same drill over and over again until it has become perfectly natural. I’m sure… Read More

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House church Kingdom skills Organic church Simple Church

Do you want to see ordinary people make disciples?

 "Tell me how to become a Christian!" Would everyone in your simple/organic church know how to lead someone to Christ using the Scriptures?  If we want to see a multiplication of new disciples and therefore new churches, it is essential that ordinary believers know how to make a disciple, how to lead someone to Christ.… Read More

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The art of sharing your faith

I became a Christian at the age of 11 through reading a book from my school library (Treasures of the Snow by Patricia StJohn). I had no direct contact with any Christians that I remember. I understood an absolute minimum, but when I finished the book, I went down to a shady grove at the… Read More