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December 23, 2013

I am Second: Week 52 December 23, 2013   Wow! What an amazing year we’ve journeyed through! I’ve loved the “I am Second” material by Doug Bender. It’s been through-provoking, in-your-face, and yet crafted with the power of the Holy Spirit’s anointing. My question as we close this year’s blogs is this: have you made […]

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December 18, 2013

I am Second: Week 51 December 18, 2013   “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.” -Matthew 5:8   Purity in the life of the believer is something we usually try to judge based on how we rate in comparison to the lives of others around us. It’s human nature to […]

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December 12, 2013

I am Second:Week 50 I like several comments from author Doug Bender in this week’s series: “We were not designed to rebel against God.” “Confession brings healing.” “Trouble has many causes… some is self-made, brought on by our own poor decisions…” “Come clean with God.” “God is not afraid to punish us to shake us from […]

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December 4, 2013

I Am Second: Week 49 December 4, 2013   We are foolish if we think we can play games with God and win. It’s really pretty simple: He’s God. We’re not. We may in our foolishness play our wilful games like small children demanding their own way — because of His great mercy. And He […]

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November 26, 2013

I am Second: Week 48 November 26, 2013   “One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: ‘Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city.” Acts 18:9-10   […]

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November 15, 2013

I am Second: Week 47 November 15, 2013   “Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?’” “And I said, ‘Lord, send me.’” Isaiah 6:8 I love this! The Lord is looking for people simply willing to go. He doesn’t ask that we have a […]

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November 8, 2013

I am Second:Week 46 November 8, 2013   We have good news! It’s for everyone — regardless of status on the planet — Jesus died for all of us! We bring the story that shaped history and the God who created space and time. Nothing is more important than He and no one claims higher […]

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November 8, 2013

I am Second:Week 45 November 8, 2013   “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8 The power of the Holy Spirit is available to us all. Sometimes we […]

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October 31, 2013

I am Second:Week 44 October 31, 2013   One of the ways we become more second is by making our words agree with God’s Word. Did you know that there’s power in confession? (The “speaking out” of a thing?) Confession is typically thought of as something a person acknowledges aloud after having been caught in an […]

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October 19, 2013

I Am Second: Week 43 October 19, 2013   After preaching the Good News in Derbe and making many disciples, Paul and Barnabas returned to Lystra, Iconium, and Antioch of Pisidia, where they strengthened the believers. They encouraged them to continue in the faith, reminding them that we must suffer many hardships to enter the […]

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October 8, 2013

I Am Second: Week 42 October 8, 2013   Then Jesus said to his disciples, “I tell you the truth, it is very hard for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. I’ll say it again—it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich […]

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October 1, 2013

I Am Second: Week 41 October 1, 2013   Our world is so full injustice that we sometimes can’t wade through it all to real truth — the truth of the Word of God. It’s our “all authoritative rule for faith and conduct.” God has the right to tell us what to do and how […]

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September 24, 2013

I am Second: Week 40 September 24, 2013   This week’s lessons discuss Nehemiah’s passion for rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem. It begins with his dream — of making things better in his community. Nehemiah looked around and saw a need. Not only that, when Nehemiah heard of the huge need, in Nehemiah 1:4, we find […]

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September 23, 2013

I am Second: Week 39 September 23, 2013   In the journey of becoming second, God’s called us to become disciples, or followers of Jesus.  Followers make the greatest leaders.  Why?  Because they know what it means to follow.  They know what it means to be in the trenches, doing the work of the ministry. […]

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September 22, 2013

I am Second: Week 38 September 22, 2013   In this process of becoming second, we all must realize that the bottom line of all our gaining should be to grow in love. Love. Love looks beyond. Love sees the heart, not the hastily spoken words in anger. Love blesses; it will not curse. Love […]

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September 19, 2013

I am Second: Week 37 September 19, 2013 Isn’t it amazing that Jesus trusts us with His Word? Knowing there’d be those among us who’d misinterpret, misunderstand, and even misrepresent Him. Yet He still gave us His Word and authority. “Calling the twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave […]

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September 9, 2013

I am Second: Week 36 September 9, 2013 Our lives are so much bigger than what we think.  We think we don’t really matter, and that’s not true. We think that what we bring to the table is insignificant and paltry.  The truth is that we’re looking at life wearing a particular pair of glasses […]

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September 2, 2013

I Am Second (Week 35) September 2,2013   This unit’s about leading.  I wonder how many of us have ever felt bad because we led someone to do something wrong?  Maybe a younger brother or sister watched us do something that they later got in trouble for.  Maybe we led someone into sin.  Maybe we […]

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August 28, 2013

I Am Second (Week 34) August 28,2013 “But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it.  This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.”  Matthew 13:23 God, make us the good soil!  Let us hear Your Word […]

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August 19, 2013

I Am Second (Week 33) August 19,2013 “Surely not, Lord!” Peter replied. “I have never eaten anything impure or unclean.” Acts 10:14   What Jesus requires and what we require are often two different things.  Sometimes we set up barriers for people – of our own prejudices, traditions, or rules – that keep people from […]

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August 9, 2013

I Am Second (Week 32) August 9, 2013 In this process of becoming second, how central to you is the Word of God? Without it we’d be a social club, right?  Doing lots of good things – feeding the poor and looking after the widows and fatherless.  These are good things, right?  And in bible […]

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August 7, 2013

I Am Second (Week 31) August 7, 2013 Who, when truly faced with the love of Jesus, can reject Him? “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.”  Luke 7:9   This […]

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August 5, 2013

I Am Second (Week 30) August 5, 2013 “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be […]

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July 27, 2013

I Am Second (Week 29) July 27, 2013 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” Matthew 10:16 The three and a half years Jesus did His teaching and ministry the disciples followed along, witnessing miracle after miracle, hearing sermon after sermon. Jesus […]

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July 17, 2013

I Am Second (Week 28) July 17, 2013 “The most powerful thing in our arsenal is prayer…prayer taps into the power of God.” When I first started this journey as a follower of Christ I was afraid to pray. Praying out loud and in front of people? Out of the question. I always thought you […]

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July 10, 2013

I Am Second (Week 27) July 10, 2013 “The mark of faithfulness is not in the quantity of knowledge or the quality of skill, but in the immediacy of obedience.  How faithful are we in the truths God gives us and the lessons that he teaches? How faithful are we to pass them on and […]

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June 29, 2013

I Am Second (Week 25) June 29, 2013 Money, money, money! It seems that we never have enough and we never have more than enough! If we really took a look at our finances and broke them down we would be amazed at what ridiculous things we spend money on. Then we come to church […]

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June 23, 2013

I Am Second (Week 24) June 23, 2013 Isn’t amazing how we, as people, want to have authority? Some of us demand that which we feel is due us? Something deep down inside tells us we need to strive to be the best at everything and in some cases let it be known to others […]

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June 13, 2013

I Am Second (Week 23) June 13, 2013 It’s amazing how awesome God is! If you really take a step back and look at the whole picture, we have a God that’s loving, caring, forgiving, and just. God doesn’t require much from us because his love is everlasting. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice with His […]

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June 4, 2013

I Am Second (Week 22) June 4, 2013 What is love? It’s amazing the many definitions individuals will come up with to describe the indescribable. The most common answer one might come across might be: Love is patient, Love is kind, and it keeps no records of right and wrong. Often times we hear of […]

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