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Opportunity and Oppositon, Two Divine Ways to Open Door

As you look for God’s open doors in your life do not dismiss an opportunity because there are problems (John Lathrop) In my first article about the “ministry of the open door” we looked at the apostle Paul’s requests for prayer in Colossians 4. He asked for prayer for his ministry and for himself. RELATED : Prayer is Supernatural Work…
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Prayer is Supernatural Work to Open Door for Divine Involvement

  Paul understood that the ministry is a supernatural work, it requires divine involvement. Ministry is not something that can effectively be done by mere human initiative or strength. (John Lathrop) In the last chapter of his letter to the Colossian church the apostle Paul mentions prayer a number of times. He first instructs the recipients of the letter to…
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Knowing Our Calling Through Simple Things

What emotionally moves you? What are the things that make you cry? Note these things, for God’s call may be found in them. (John Lathrop) If you are a Christian you probably want to serve the Lord, but you may not know exactly what you should do. If this describes your situation do not feel bad about it, this is…
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God’s Doing Through Nameless and Faceless People

The church in Antioch was not planted as result of demographic research or prolonged planning by a leadership team ... it was a work of God and a significant church was birthed out of it! (John Lathrop) My recent series about difference makers has up to this point directed our attention to various individuals in Scripture. We have looked at an…
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Unnamed Paul’s Nephew, a Difference Maker in the Family

The Lord is the most reliable person to hear something from because He does not lie. If He says that something is going to take place then you can count on it happening. (John Lathrop) In some of my recently published articles I have focused on “difference makers.” We have looked at the young girl in 2 Kings 5 and…
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A Little Boy That Makes a Difference, Another Difference Maker Story

The simple act of giving the bread and fish to Jesus set in motion events that would supply the needs of thousands of people. Imagine that! (John Lathrop) In one of my previous articles I wrote about the young girl in 2 Kings 5. Because she was bold enough to speak up she helped make a difference in Naaman’s life.…
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Becoming a Difference Maker, a Lesson From Unknown Girl

If we share what we know about God and His working the life of another individual might be changed. We could be a “difference maker” in their life. (John Lathrop) Not everyone in the world can be famous. In fact, most people are not famous, that is, their names are not household words. However, one need not be well known…
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5 Practical Ways How To Get More From Your Bible

We will never get to the place where we have arrived and can say now I know everything (John Lathrop) The Bible is a divine revelation; it is God’s Word. This truth is affirmed in a number of places in Scripture regarding both Old Testament and New Testament teachings (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Pet. 1:20-21, 1 Thess. 2:13; 2 Pet.…
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Comfort, Experiencing the Living God

Comfort, for these early believers, was not just a theological point, a matter of doctrine; it was part of their experience of the Living God. (John Lathrop) In 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 the apostle Paul gives considerable attention to the subject of comfort. In this passage he uses the word “comfort” (in one of its forms) multiple times. His words tell…
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Being The Link

both teachers and learners bear the responsibility to “be the link” to the next convert, the next generation, or the next area (John Lathrop) You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be…
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