Category: Health and Fitness

blog posts about health and fitness

MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE WORLDLINESS

MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE WORLDLINESS March 19, 2019 | James 4:4–6 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue “What a friend we have in Jesus,” a classic hymn rejoices, “all our sins and griefs to bear! What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer! Oh, what peace we often forfeit, oh, what needless pain we […]

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MATURE FAITH SUBMITS HUMBLY TO GOD

MATURE FAITH SUBMITS HUMBLY TO GOD March 18, 2019 | James 4:7–10 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The narrative climax in John Milton’s Paradise Lost is the choice made first by Eve and then by Adam to give in to the serpent’s temptation and disobey God. In Milton’s Paradise Regained, the story’s climax is Jesus’ perfect […]

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MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE SELFISH PLEASURES

MATURE FAITH DOES NOT PURSUE SELFISH PLEASURES February 17, 2019 | James 4:1–3 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The first sermon in American history was preached at Plymouth, Mass., on December 9, 1621 by Robert Cushman, a deacon and Puritan leader. His text was 1 Corinthians 10:24, “No one should seek their own good, but the […]

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MATURE FAITH AND SELF-CONTROL IN SPEECH

  MATURE FAITH AND SELF-CONTROL IN SPEECH February 16, 2019 | James 3:1–6 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The Yik Yak app, now thankfully defunct, allowed users to post anonymous comments and to agree or disagree with other users’ comments within a five-mile radius. For example, students on a university campus could share opinions about teachers, […]

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IGNORING THE PROPHETS OF TRUTH

IGNORING THE PROPHETS OF TRUTH March 14, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 18 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue Author Marilynne Robinson wrote in her novel Housekeeping: “Having a sister or a friend is like sitting at night in a lighted house. Those outside can watch you if they want, but you need not see them. You simply […]

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BRINGING REST TO THE LAND

BRINGING REST TO THE LAND March 11, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 14 DEVOTIONS This Month’s Issue The United Nations’ Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding and Sustaining Peace (2018) outlines an effort by member states to maintain peace and secure freedom from conflict. They intend “to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war” with “activities aimed […]

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TO THAT WOMAN by Deborah Nwaeke

  TO THAT WOMAN… To the Hagars who don’t allow past disappointments and regrets shield them from future prospects and progress. They still find mercy before the All merciful. {Genesis 16:4; 21:17-20} To the Jochebeds who take daring steps to save their children. They show great strength and faith in God. {Exodus 2:2…} To the […]

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BUILDING ON THE PAST

    BUILDING ON THE PAST March 3, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 3:1–14 This Month’s Issue Many new leaders of organizations desire to strike out on their own in order to make their own mark and propagate their ideas and vision. Few coming to the helm of an organization want to maintain the status quo […]

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FOCUSING ON JESUS-2

DAILY DEVOTIONAL DATE: SATURDAY 2ND MARCH 2019 THEME: FOCUSING ON JESUS II. MEMORISE: Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Philippians 2:5 READ: Hebrews 2:9-3:1 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that […]

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Shun Exam Malpractice

DAILY DEVOTIONAL FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2019 TOPIC: SHUN EXAM MALPRACTICE TEXT: “Abstain from all appearance of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22). Educationists describe ‘examination malpractice’ as a breach of official examination rules to place a candidate at an unfair advantage above others. It has become widespread in many parts of the world. Studies have shown that […]

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