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Mentoring #1—Strength for Mentoring

Most of us probably don’t think of ourselves as mentors. But if we’re Christians, what we say and do affects the people around us, shaping who they are and how they behave. Sometimes we do this intentionally, sometimes unwittingly. Since we are indeed engaging in some degree of mentoring, we would be wise to try … Continue reading

Success #6—Contented Success

I have learned to be content in every circumstance. I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; I have learned the secret … I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:12–13 We should not measure success by the contingencies of the … Continue reading

Strength #8 — Strong Praise

Blessed be the Eternal, because he has heard the voice of my supplication. The Eternal is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart exults, and with my song I shall thank him. Psalm 28:6–7 Every experience I have with you, O God, in some way … Continue reading

Strength #7 — Obedient Strength

Your own eyes have seen all the great work the Eternal did. Therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross. Deuteronomy 11:7–8 The old proverb says, “If you lift the calf every day, … Continue reading

Strength #6 — Strengthening Prayer

Not all have faith; therefore pray that we may be delivered from perverse and evil men. But the Lord is faithful, who will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:2–3 It seems obvious that not everyone knows and trusts God. So why bring it up? We need to be reminded because … Continue reading

Strength #5 — Contented Strength

The Lord said, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is brought to completion in your weakness.” … Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ’s sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong. 2 Corinthians 12:9–10 Contentment is a requirement for … Continue reading

Strength #4 — Strengthening Words

Paul and Barnabas strengthened the souls of the disciples by reminding them to continue in the faith because they would encounter many unavoidable tribulations as they enter the Kingdom of God. … Silas encouraged and strengthened the brethren with a lengthy message. Acts 14:22; 15:32 One of the goals for communication in the Church is … Continue reading

Strength #3 — Renewing Strength

After you have suffered for a little while, the God of every grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, stabilize, strengthen and establish you. 1 Peter 5:10 Peter knows from experience that this promise is true. He is able to write about it here because God caused it to come … Continue reading

Strength #2 — Strong Examples

Be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near. … Behold, we count those prophets blessed who endured. Also, you have heard of Job’s endurance and you have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, because he is emotionally tuned in and sympathetic. James 5:8, 11 Strength of heart occurs as … Continue reading

Strength #1 — Greater Strength

Loving God with all our heart, loving our neighbors as ourselves, resisting the Devil, and building up the Body of Christ require strength — specifically strength of mind and heart. When God commands us to be strong for these tasks, he also promises to supply us with strength, with the power to engage in the … Continue reading