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Pastors and Pietism: Part 2

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Copyright © 2017 Roger Helland I’ve pastored in the Vineyard, in the Mennonite Brethren, and in the Christian and Missionary Alliance traditions. I now serve as a district minister (a pastor to pastors and churches) of 29 churches in the Baptist General Conference tradition. As a preacher and teacher over the decades, I’ve experienced the […]

Daybreak Devotions – Keep Up

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“You husbands in the same way, live with your wives in an understanding way . . .” (1 Peter 3:7 NASB) I often joke that it’s easy to see that Peter was married and Paul was not. In his instructions to husbands, Paul spent a great deal of time talking about sacrificially loving our wives […]

Daybreak Devotions – Dedicate

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“He has saved us and called us to a holy life–not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time . . .” (2 Timothy 1:9 NIV) Two words stand out to me in this passage: purpose […]

Daybreak Devotions – Run

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“Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” (Hebrew 12:1b NIV) How determined would you be to run a race with perseverance if the prize for finishing the race was your life? This was exactly the case […]

Daybreak Devotions – Truth

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“If you abide in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31-32 NASB 1977 ed.) God’s truth sets people free! He promised it would. I’ve experienced the freedom of that truth in my own life. I’ve seen it set […]

PASTORS AND PIETISM: A KEY TO SPIRITUAL RENEWAL – Part 1

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Roger Helland © 2017 As I write, I reflect on what drives my three decades of Christian ministry that spans vigorous spiritual service as a lay-leader, church elder, pastor, Bible college and seminary instructor, denominational leader, mentor, and author. My fire is that pastors, church leaders, and churches would flourish! However, the chilling remark sent […]

Daybreak Devotions – Progress

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“Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been perfected, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.” (Philippians 3:12 BSB) Born prematurely, little Wilma wasn’t expected to survive her first month of life. Then, she fell victim to infantile paralysis due to […]

CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE – Part 4

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CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS, CHANGE YOUR LIFE HINDRANCES TO GODLY THINKING Part 4 In part three we explored how unforgiveness hinders us from walking in the freedom Christ desires for us.  Paul states Christ’s desire for us in , “It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be […]

Daybreak Devotions – Difference

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“I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.” (1Corinthians 9:22b NIV) Two friends, Sam and Dave, went for a walk on the beach one morning. When they arrived they noticed the shoreline was cluttered with thousands of starfish washed up by a storm. Sam exclaimed, […]
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