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2 Lies the Devil Loves to Tell God’s Children November 30, 2011

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This is what I needed today!

2 Lies the Devil Loves to Tell God’s Children

The devil is a liar. That’s all he is, and he’s good at what he does.

He’ll tell you whatever he needs to tell you in order to trip you up, or keep you down.

And he’ll change up the delivery of his message depending on what you’re going through.
So when you’re suffering a trial, the devil will whisper a message of hopelessness to you.
He’ll say something like:
This will never end.

On the other hand, when you’re in a season of blessing, the devil will try to shake your confidence by telling you the exact opposite:
This will never last.

But trials do end. Joy comes in the morning. There is a mountain of victory on the other side of your valley.

And blessings do last. Even though seasons change, God’s favor is forever. He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it.

Don’t let the devil twist the truth.
Catch him in his lies, and stand on what God says.

The Will Of God November 28, 2011

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This is such a good post!!!

You Already Know The Will of God

I love Thessalonians 5:16-18.  Some of the shortest verses in the Bible, but they pack a punch: “Rejoice always. Pray continually.  Give thanks in all circumstances.”

We get so bent out of shape trying to figure out the will of God because we think the will of God is circumstantial.  It’s primarily attitudinal.  It’s not about your circumstances. It’s about how you handle those circumstances. It’s not aboutchanging your circumstances. It’s aboutchanging you!  God is less concerned about what you do and where you go.  He’s more concerned about who you’re becoming.

You already know the will of Godrejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances. If you are doing those things you are doing the will of God.

http://www.markbatterson.com/uncategorized/you-already-know-the-will-of-god/

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Ten Commandments of Retreat Planning | Being Ministry November 25, 2011

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This is a great read about planning a retreat

Ten Commandments of Retreat Planning | Being Ministry

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CHANGING THE WORLD, ONE KID AT A TIME November 24, 2011

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WE ALSO HELD A “NO MEAL, ONE DAY” FASTING AND WORSHIP NIGHT.

We partnered with One Meal, One Day – an event that Compassion International puts on and we invited our students to skip a meal (or all their meals for a day) and bring the money they would have spent on food that day to youth group for a worship event so we could sponsor the poor around the world.

The result?   Students fasted and prayed and gave $354 toward the Famine in the Horn of Africa and pledged enough money each week for us to add another child to our sponsor list.   I’m so excited to introduce our students to a girl from Thailand that we now sponsor through Compassion International.   Her name is Keke.  May God use our youth ministry to completely transform her life as we partner with Compassion.

Here’s some pictures to tell this new story.

LifeWay funnels 1273 Bibles to inner city youth – Tri State Defender November 24, 2011

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What a great idea to get the word out!

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Dream and prat November 11, 2011

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I honestly feel like our MO going into 2012 is getting people into the presence of God. That’s where dreams are conceived and problems are solved. That is where miracles happen. That is where we are transformed. That is wherethe will of God is revealed. The primary mechanism? Prayer and worship. We need to pray and worship more strategically. We need to pray and worship with more faith. We need to pray and worship personally and corporately. http://www.markbatterson.com/

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Disciple Now November 10, 2011

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We’re only one decisionaway from a totally different life.  We’re onlyone decision away from making a difference. 

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Disciple Now November 9, 2011

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I’ve come to terms with the fact that “it’ll never be the same.” What I mean by that is that we can’t be who we were.  We’ve got to change–change our systems, change our structures
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Or Disciple Now


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Dnow November 8, 2011

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Radical obedience in one area of our lives does not excuse radical disobedience in another Disciple Now


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Disciple Now Curriculum – Gender Sensitivity November 7, 2011

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There has been a current trend in Disciple Now curriculum where people will write research which can be particularly targeted towards one gender or another. Many instances these research correspond with one another. For instance, one creator would possibly write a study about purity and write both a version for women and a model for guys. This is nice as a result of in case you did not comprehend it, boy and girls are different and I’m not even talking about an anatomy lesson here. Girls and boys face totally different issues. Boys and girls take care of their emotions in another way from one another. Many occasions boy and girls often have different goals for life as well. Because of these elements and many more gender particular research are a great factor however they aren’t at all times the best option nor are they all the time an option at all. Therefore you as a instructor have to concentrate on the variations in the genders and put together and share accordingly. In this article I want to talk about how you can go about being gender sensitive in your instructing so to reach your college students in the best way possible.
 

1.Know the culture – Times are always altering and our culture continues to change. It’s good to keep up with what is occurring and sustain with present research about developments among students. This may provide help to better perceive what is happening round you and provide help to train effectively.

 2.Know your college students – All of the research on the earth about completely different genders and lives of teenagers are meaningless except you know your students. Relationships are what it’s all about and one of the best Disciple Now curriculum on this planet will likely be meaningless with out them. They’re particularly essential though on the subject of gender sensitivity. You have to know there hurts and needs. You need to notice that every scholar is exclusive and while studies give us a guide and a place to begin our college students do not fit some particular mold.

 3.Do not make assumptions – This means numerous things. For one you’ll be able to never assume that your whole college students are unhealthy nor can you assume that they are all living the best way they’re supposed to. Additionally, you possibly can not assume that because they’re a certain gender they cannot wrestle with a certain sin. Take pornography for example. For the longest time this was often called a boys solely problem. This is simply not the case now. Now ladies wrestle with this difficulty just as much as guys do if not more at times. So it’s important to understand you may get trapped in a box of cultural norms and assume you know what can and cannot happen.
 

These principles will provide help to as you try to be sensitive to the particular needs and struggles of the 2 genders. If you observe them you can find you possibly can avoid numerous pitfalls and your ministry will be far more highly effective and effective.

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