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Vision

Faith, Family, Freedom, Grow, Vision |

Proverbs 29;18 “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.” Habakkuk 2:2 “And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.” God’s greatness begins with a vision; a divine insight that reveals His plans for His people, or more specifically, for you. When God gives you a vision, write it down! Paper […]

3 Ways to Go Deeper in Your Devotional Time This Year

Bible Study, Grow, New Year |

As the New Year approaches, many Christians search for ways to go deeper in their faith or give their devotional lives a much-needed overhaul. There are dozens of ways to make your devotion time more productive and creative; the key is finding one that works best for you. Investigate a New Bible Study Bible studies invite you to plumb the depths of familiar Scriptures instead of simply reading them. Many studies offer personal discussion questions, […]

The Relationship Between Faith and Prayer

Faith, Freedom, Grow, Prayer, Purpose |

The Christian faith provides many tools to help the believer go to the next level. An integral part of this system is prayer. Prayer is your way of communicating with God and asking for whatever you need in the name of Jesus. God is without a doubt omniscient; He knows everything about you, your fears, your family; but there is something about sharing your thoughts, concerns, and desires with God that reveals a spiritual intimacy […]

Four Characteristics of Faith-Based Leaders

Faith, Freedom, Grow, Leadership, Patience, Purpose |

The Bible records the history of its many faith-based leaders such as Abraham, David, Moses, and Joshua. These leaders sought God’s will in every exploit and battle; however, not only did they seek God but they also believed God and obeyed Him. Hebrews 11 lists these men and women of God whose faith promoted them in the spirit realm and gives a brief commentary on what it means to be a faith-based leader. Close To […]

Faith: Giving Without Having

Faith, Grow, Healing, Love, Prayer |

“And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and make for thee and for thy son.” 1 Kings 17:13 In the midst of a famine, Elijah asked a widow in the land of Zarephath to make him a little cake to eat. She only had a handful of meal and a small cruse of oil, but […]

Faith: Believing Without Seeing

Faith, Grow, Prayer, Thrive |

“For we walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7 Have you ever gotten up in the middle of the night and walked from your bedroom to another room in the house without turning on the lights? You didn’t stumble. You didn’t falter. You didn’t even have to feel for the wall. Why? You knew where you were going. You were in familiar territory. Eventually your eyes adjusted and you could see quite well […]

Four Qualities of a Servant Leader

Grow, Leadership, Serve |

“Servant’s heart” and “servant leader” are common phrases heard among Christians, but many don’t know what they mean. Here are four qualities you can work on developing to become a servant leader. Listening Servant leaders are valued for their ability to communicate with others. They are skilled decision-makers and spend time listening to the needs of others to come to a knowledgeable conclusion. They aren’t too focused on their own needs. Empathy One of the […]

Thriving: From Good to Great

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“Thriving: From Good to Great for 29 Years” is the Pastoral Anniversary theme for this year at St. Peter’s World Outreach Center. Bishop James C. and Lady Joyce Hash have labored tirelessly, taking the church from one milestone to another. They continue to invest their time and resources in people because they expect each member to grow in every area of life and go from good to great in serving the Lord. They are devoted […]

Casting Worry Out Of Your Life

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You have probably heard the old adage–“If you worry, why pray, and if you pray, why worry?” These words are a clarion call to believers who find themselves in the “worry mode” too often. Worrying can lead to anxiety, and anxiety leads to physical and mental ailments. According to WebMD, anxiety disorders are commonplace in the United States, affecting nearly 40 million adults. The effects of worrying do not discriminate by age, gender, or race. […]

True Worth

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Anthony Brown and Group Therapy sing a song entitled “Worth.” which says “You thought I was worth saving so You came and changed my life. You thought I was worth keeping so You cleaned me up inside. You thought I was to die for so You sacrificed Your life, so I could be free, so I could be whole, so I can tell everyone I know.” No matter where you are right now in your […]