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Faith: Praising Without Receiving

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“David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth…the child died…Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed himself, and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the Lord, and worshipped…” 2 Samuel 12:16, 18a, 20a David did all he could for God to spare his and Bathsheba’s first son, but the child died. After fasting, praying, and lying prostrate […]

Faith: Giving Without Having

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“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: Obeying Without Understanding

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“And God said unto Noah…Make thee an ark of gopher wood…Thus did Noah, according to all that God commanded him, so did he.” Genesis 6:13, 14, 22 Very few people realize that before the Great Flood there had never been any rain on earth. The people understood dew but not rain, and this included Noah. Noah had to build an ark for rain that he had never seen but he believed God. Verse 9 of […]

Faith: Believing Without Seeing

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“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

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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 […]

The Only Thing That Will Conquer Hate Is Love

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From Tulsa to Charlotte, we have seen tragedy and experienced heartbreak in recent days. Indeed, these are very disturbing times, and we mourn for the lives lost and the families who are forever changed. It is undeniable that division is a strategy of Satan. He comes to steal, kill and destroy and he uses disharmony, disagreement, and discord to attack. As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stated “The ultimate weakness of violence is that it […]

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 […]

WHAT TO PRAY FOR

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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 […]