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Meditation 4/15 - 4/21: Be like Christ Phil. 2:1-4 NASB

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Be Like Christ

Therefore if there is any encouragement in Christ, if there is any consolation of love, if there is any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and compassion, make my joy complete by being of the same mind, maintaining the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose.

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit...Read more

Spiritual Life: Solve the 'church family' conflict with love

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When our five children were growing up, we had the same territorial disagreements, wars over possessions and pecking-order conflicts common to most families. Routinely, I would step in to untangle the outer layer of "who did what to whom" or "she said, he said" and remind them of their options.

As a parting shot I would add, "Either you solve ...Read more

Can I pray in my own words?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I grew up in a church that only used printed or memorized prayers. However, now that I've rededicated my life to Jesus I want to pray on my own, but I worry that I might offend God if pray in my own words. Is this a danger? -- Mrs. S.L.

A: Formal prayers have their place -- but no, you shouldn't ...Read more

Meditation 4/15 - 4/21: Be like Christ Phil. 2:1-4 NIV

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Be Like Christ

If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in ...Read more

Meditation 4/15 - 4/21: Be like Christ Phil. 2:1-4 KJV

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Be Like Christ

If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind.

Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem ...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 CEV

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Finding Favor with God

Respect everyone and show special love for God's people. Honor God and respect the Emperor.

The Example of Christ's Suffering

Servants, you must obey your masters and always show respect to them. Do this, not only to those who are kind and thoughtful, but also to those who are cruel. God will bless you, even if ...Read more

How can I find chuch less dull?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I've tried to get interested in church, because some friends say it'll be good for me, but frankly I find it kind of dull. Right now, I don't see any reason to keep going. -- Z.W.

A: Have you ever asked your friends why they think it would be good for you to go to church? I don't know how they'd ...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 NLT

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Finding Favor with God

Show respect for everyone. Love your Christian brothers and sisters. Fear God. Show respect for the king.

Slaves

You who are slaves must accept the authority of your masters. Do whatever they tell you--not only if they are kind and reasonable, but even if they are harsh. For God is pleased with you when, for the ...Read more

Is there any difference between us and the animals?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: My friend is an atheist, and he says there isn't any real difference between us and the animals, while I say there is. But how can I prove it to him? He claims he has an open mind, but maybe I'm wasting my time. -- L.W.

A: Sometimes a person who doesn't believe in God can be very stubborn and ...Read more

God is present all around us

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Q: Hello, I am a junior at Mercy High School in Middletown, Conn. I haven't really thought about this before, but was God a real person? I understand that His son, Jesus, was, which got me to wonder if God ever stepped into His own creation? Thank you for your time! -- from K

A: The question as to whether Jesus was a person or was God who ...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 MSG

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Finding Favor with God

Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government.

The Kind of Life He Lived

You who are servants, be good servants to your masters--not just to good masters, but also to bad ones. What counts is that you put up with it for God's sake when you're treated badly ...Read more

Is it possible to be perfect?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Do you think it's possible to be perfect if we just try hard enough? I've tried and tried to become a better person, and I know I've made some progress, but I get discouraged because I can't seem to make it to a higher level. God must be very disappointed in me. Am I doing something wrong? -- Mrs. N...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 ESV

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Finding Favor with God

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin ...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 ESV

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Finding Favor with God

Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.

Servants, be subject to your masters with all respect, not only to the good and gentle but also to the unjust. For this is a gracious thing, when, mindful of God, one endures sorrows while suffering unjustly. For what credit is it if, when you sin ...Read more

When we get to Heaven will we ever have worries or bad thoughts?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: When we get to Heaven will we ever have worries or bad thoughts, or think about things we really shouldn't think about? Sometimes my brain wanders all over the place, and I find myself thinking about things I know I shouldn't. Will it be different in Heaven? -- J.S.

A: Yes, it definitely will be ...Read more

Light Notes: His life was flipped upside down. Now this man is seeking his destiny

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At the crest of the hill, a wide ribbon of asphalt beckoned the skateboarder; an irresistible promise of adventure. As the young man descended with purpose into the setting sun, the breeze urging momentum, an unknown malicious hand stretched out to change the course of Sean McClintock's life.

"I'm going down the side of the road, like a bike ...Read more

Did Jesus ever get discouraged?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: Is it a sin to get discouraged when things don't go the way we want them to? Did Jesus ever get discouraged? -- Mrs. K.K.

A: We all get discouraged from time to time, especially when we can't do something we wanted to do, or we find our way blocked, or life becomes difficult. Then we become like ...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 NIV

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Finding Favor with God

Show proper respect to everyone: Love the brotherhood of believers, fear God, honor the king.

Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. For it is commendable if a man bears up under the pain of unjust suffering ...Read more

How can I know what God wants me to do?

Religion / Billy Graham /

From the writings of the Rev. Billy Graham

Q: I'm facing a major career decision, but how can I know what God wants me to do? Maybe the devil will put wrong ideas into my mind, and I'll end up going down the wrong road. -- S.N.B.

A: Satan certainly will do everything he can to lead us astray. He is a master of deception; he may even try to ...Read more

Meditation 4/8 - 4/14: Favor with God 1 Pt 2:17-20 KJV

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Finding Favor with God

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully.

For what glory is it, if, when ye be ...Read more