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The Bible encourages us as Christians to devote ourselves to prayer (Col. 4:2). Prayer can be defined as a solemn request for help or an expression of thanks addressed to God; it is also defined as the means by which we communicate with God. Often times people ask the question, “What to pray for?” You see, you can pray for anything you want to pray for but the only prayer that yields results is the […]

What Makes a Healthy Church Member?

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To be a healthy church member is not a given once you have joined the church or have been a member for a while. It is a process to help you empty out so that the Holy Spirit can fill you up. Here at St. Peter’s World Outreach Center, we have five marks of discipleship that describe a healthy church member and disciple. 1. Worship – Living a Lifestyle of Worship Worship is about more […]

A Necessary Meeting

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Not too many of us like meetings. We find them arduous, long, intrusive, and unnecessary. However, they are necessary in order to examine progress, to develop new objectives, to propel a member into a new role, or to refresh those involved in various projects. What if these meetings were called encounters? Would your attitude toward them change? Would you eagerly attend? An encounter is defined as “a meeting with a person or thing, especially a […]

What “Love One Another” Truly Means

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Jesus commanded Christians to love one another, but even before that, the Bible had plenty to say about how Christians should interact. Six out of the Ten Commandments are concerned with how we should treat others. While most of us would never murder, steal from, or maliciously lie about another person, other facets of treating each other in a Christ-like way require effort and constant vigilance. Just as our relationship with God evolves over a […]

Many Parts, One Body

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In 1 Corinthians 12, Paul encourages Christians to support each other and develop their gifts because they’re all parts of the same body. Yet, some of us still struggle to find our place within the body or feel we don’t have a valued place. The idea that some “body parts” are more highly valued than others is simply untrue. So how can we develop our talents to discover our place in the body of Christ? […]

Why Christians Need Each Other

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When you commit to following Christ, you are making a commitment that will influence every part of your life. You are expressing a desire to get to know Jesus more as your spiritual life develops. Because the journey can sometimes be challenging, having Christian fellowship along the way can make the road much smoother. Every Christian will have specific trials, tests, and triumphs that God has chosen for that person. Therefore, every spiritual life will […]