Basic Christian Life

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Basic Christian Life Christian : As disciples of Jesus Christ, we want to live the Christian life in a way which pleases Jesus. Someone has said, “The Christian life is not difficult, it is impossible.” We cannot live pleasing to God on our own strength. A supernatural life must be lived by the power of the supernatural Holy Spirit. However, living a supernatural, God-pleasing life does not mean throwing our brains out the window! We have to study and learn what it is that pleases God and then cooperate with…

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How to Live the Best Life Possible

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How can you get the most out of this life, which you can only spend once?When I was 20, two questions weighed heavily on my mind: “What is the purpose and meaning of life?” and “How can I live the best life possible?”While reading one night, I stumbled upon a statement that I shall never forget: “Your life is like a coin. You can spend it any way you want, but you can only spend it once .” The realization was most powerful—I had only one life to live. There were many…

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How to Live Successfully on a Retirement Income

In order to write about living successfully on a retirement income, I need to define what I mean by success. My favorite definition, and the one I am using for this post, is one I am borrowing from author and career coach Dan Miller: “[Success is] a progressive realization of worthwhile goals.”A Bible StoryWhen Jesus encountered the Samaritan woman at the well (see John 4:4-34), he incrementally revealed to the woman who he was (from a Jew in verse 9 to a prophet in verse 19 to Christ in verse…

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To Live by Faith

 As we look back into the lives of some of the greatest men and women who ever lived and try to discover the source of that greatness, we may perhaps be surprised to learn that what pleased God the most about these people was not so much their various accomplishments but the power or force that propelled them. Noah devoted his whole life to building an ark by which all animal and human life was saved. Abraham became ancestor of a great nation, Moses delivered that nation from slavery, gave…

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