Fruit of the Spirit: Faithfulness, Gentleness, Self-Control

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The Fruit of the Spirit gives the believer guidelines for his Christian walk. The Fruit guides us in our relationship with God, in our relationship with others, and, finally, in our relationship with ourselves, such as how we conduct ourselves and how we develop character. Faithfulness is a characteristic that is so lacking in today’s society. People don’t care if their “word is not their bond,” and this has created an atmosphere of mistrust and […]

Four Qualities of a Servant Leader

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“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 […]

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 […]

Making the Right Choice

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“And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve…but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15 KJV In our scripture, Joshua is portrayed as a strong paternal leader of not only his own family but also of the Israelites; however, even he recognizes that headship determines the destiny of any family. After leaving Egypt and crossing the Red Sea, […]

Four Benefits of Volunteering at Church

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Although volunteering is all about serving others, you in turn will be blessed. Here are four benefits you will receive when you make a commitment to volunteer. Meeting New People Volunteering at church is the perfect way to meet people with the same interests as you. When choosing a ministry you have the opportunity to befriend others who share those interests. The church is a special place to come together with other believers and make […]

How You and Your House Can Serve the Lord Every Day

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In Joshua 24, God asks the Israelites to make a commitment to serve only Him. Christians use quotes from the life of Joshua frequently, but many are often unsure how to make a commitment to God alone. Teach Children God’s Word An important way to show a commitment to the Lord in your home is to teach His word to the younger generation. Youth needs guidance from God today more than ever to survive. Never Stop […]

Three Myths That Keep You From Volunteering at Church

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Ministry service is a big part of being Christian. If you hesitate to volunteer because of one of these reasons, now is the time to put these myths to rest. Myth #1: I Don’t Have the Time We tend to “not have time” for things we don’t find important. Attending church regularly, volunteering, and spending time helping your ministry should be on your priority list, no matter how busy you are. When you serve St. […]