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NT Fire Starters – Day 263: Galatians 5:16-26

READ: Galatians 5:16-26 THINK: What grows on an apple tree? How about a pear tree? Or a grapevine? The answer is obvious. You know a plant…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 262: Galatians 4:21-5:15

READ: Galatians 4:21–5:15 THINK: Do you always do what you’re told? Probably not. We all have rebellious tendencies, but by no…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 261: Galatians 3:26-4:20

READ: Galatians 3:26–4:20 THINK: Have you ever caught yourself feeling envious of people who inherit a life of privilege simply…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 260: Galatians 3:15-25

READ: Galatians 3:15-25 THINK: One of the first things a person must do in order to get help in dealing with a personal problem or addiction…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 259: Galatians 3:1-14

READ: Galatians 3:1-14 THINK: Nearly every religion in the world is based on some set of routines, rituals or regulations that attempt to…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 258: Galatians 2:1-21

READ: Galatians 2:1-21 THINK: Can you recall a time when you knew what was right, but gave in to pressure and did otherwise? Or have you…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 257: Galatians 1:1-24

READ: Galatians 1:1-24 THINK: Not everything or everyone that claims to be “Christian” is Christlike. Not everything that seems…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 256: 2 Corinthians 13:1-14

READ: 2 Corinthians 13:1-14 THINK: How teachable are you? Do you respond humbly to correction? Can you take a tough challenge or firm rebuke…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 255: 2 Corinthians 12:1-21

READ: 2 Corinthians 12:1-21 THINK: Many people are preoccupied with what they perceive to be their inadequacies, flaws and weaknesses–…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 254: 2 Corinthians 11:16-33

READ: 2 Corinthians 11:16-33 THINK: In order for people to understand, you typically need to speak their language. In this passage, Paul…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 253: 2 Corinthians 11:1-15

READ: 2 Corinthians 11:1-15 THINK: In most circumstances, sarcasm is uncalled for. But every once in a while, it’s the only way to get…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 252: 2 Corinthians 10:1-18

READ: 2 Corinthians 10:1-18 THINK: What weapons does the devil use against you? Are there temptations, habits, insecurities or attitudes…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 251: 2 Corinthians 8:1-9:15

READ: 2 Corinthians 8:1–9:15 THINK: Hyper-speed computers, personal digital assistants, Internet shopping, GPS systems, iPhones, and…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 250: 2 Corinthians 7:2-16

READ: 2 Corinthians 7:2-16 THINK: Love is tough. It has to be for all it must endure. In order for your love for Christ to grow stronger and…

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NT Fire Starters – Day 249: 2 Corinthians 6:3-7:1

READ: 2 Corinthians 6:3–7:1 THINK: In what ways have you suffered and sacrificed for your faith in Christ? People throughout history…

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Three Discipline Basics

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The killing of 8-year-old Maddie Clifton by 14-year-old Joshua Phillips in Jacksonville has come to resemble an all-too-familiar pattern:…

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As I waited for my husband one afternoon at the mall, I watched several kids slide by me. One moment, they were walking normally, and the…

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Love’s Number One Enemy…Unresolved Anger

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During a press conference related to his extramarital affair Governor Sanford stated the desire to reconcile his marriage. As a divorce…

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Berate or Communicate?

Neither of us liked confrontation. Hurts and miscommunications piled up. I found myself snapping at my husband, sending…

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Women and Sexual Integrity

Men are not the only ones who wrestle with sexual purity. Women, too, struggle with sexual temptation, although it manifests itself in…

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The Freedoms of Abstinence

Bernice Krahn and Rita Salvadalena, volunteers at the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Everett, Washington use the following in teaching teens to…