Decisions Determine Direction

What you are experiencing today is the result of the choices you made yesterday.

According to Deuteronomy 30:19, every decision we make results in either life and blessing or death and curse. “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (KJV). This verse also says that our decisions not only affect us, but they also affect those with whom we have relationships (i.e., children, family, friends, co-workers, employees, employers, congregational members, etc.).

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Day-to-Day With The Holy Spirit

We can learn about the person of the Holy Spirit. We can know the Scriptures concerning the Holy Spirit. Daily we can pray in tongues. We should do all of the above. I want to challenge you to integrate the Holy Spirit into your daily life because that is vital to your life and ministry.

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Confrontation

Lonnie Hilton

Leaders have the responsibility to protect the anointing and the unity of the Body of Christ. Sometimes this means having to confront issues. I am not someone who enjoys confrontation, but it goes with the territory. It’s part of a leader’s responsibilities, whether you’re the pastor, department head, or head of a family. Leaders will encounter situations that require confrontation.

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Building People of Substance for Works of Power

Virgil Stokes

FCF Pastor and Relational Representative

A few weeks ago our microwave broke down. In our busy life since this was a crisis of some magnitude, I went to work. I ran through reviews online to find some brands that were well-recommended. I then found the addresses of local stores that handle those brands. My wife, Judy, and I trekked off to the mall to start the next phase of our hunt. After a twenty-minute drive, we circled to find a parking place. We parked and walked the considerable distance to the store.

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Am I a Character, or Do I Have Character?

Charles DeGaulle said, “Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men, and great men are great only if they are determined to be so.”

Leadership is not a position you fill; leadership is a lifestyle filled with obligations and responsibilities. Too often we confuse position with performance. If we intend to lead, we must choose to be examples.

The apostle Paul said, “I am determined to know Him.” Character is what we really are; reputation is only what others believe us to be. Whose reputation are you willing to lead with—yours or Christ’s?

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