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The ministry of reconciliation is unique to the Church, and it begins with God.  We must be reconciled to others, because the ministry of reconciliation is a supernatural ministry.  That is what sets the ministry of reconciliation apart from conflict management and other secular attempts to conciliation. (Dr. Neil Anderson, 2002)

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All Christians, disciples of Christ, must realize that we do continue to sin after salvation. We continue to break God’s commandments, and to give in to temptation, even after we are born again.  Most Christians don’t know what to do when they continue to sin after salvation.  Let’s look at what the Bible says about this.

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Bitterness is to soul as cancer is to the body.  If you knew that you had a form of cancer that could be removed by surgery, you would say to the doctor, 'Go for it! Get it all.' Bitterness, like cancer affects every part of our being.  Forgiving from your heart those who have hurt you is God's way of removing the cancer. (Dr. Neil T. Anderson, 2003)

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Sometimes anxiety is rooted in a person's feelings that he is incapable of handling a new challenge.  At other ties, anxiety is rooted in setting standards that are too high, even impossible.  Sometimes anxiety is rooted in a person's feelings torn between opinions or between two people.  At times, anxiety is rooted in unresolved hostility (Dr. Charles Stanley, 1998)

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Emotional pain and weakness cause us to feel dejected, 'bound up' on the inside, blind to the goodness of God, and imprisoned in our own darkness.  Jesus came to set us free and to make us whole; He came to impart to us a deep, abiding, and consistent strength, and then to develop His strength within us.  (Dr. Charles Stanley, 1998)

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It is spiritual empowerment that has enabled black women to endure, to go on in-spite-of prohibitive barriers, to make a way where there seemingly was no way - to survive in the face of insurmountable opposition, and to survive with a grace that is almost incomprehensible  (NCNW, 1996)

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Obviously, Peter always wanted to know more and to understand better.  And that sort of inquisitiveness is a healthy feature of being a follower of Jesus--especially one who can eventually lead other to follow Him as well.  Inquisitive people make good leaders.  They are hungry to find answers.  Knowledge is power.  Whoever has the information has the advantage.  (MacArthur, 2004)

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An old pastor once said he could tell when a Christian was growing because a growing Christian would always talk more about Christ and less about himself. (MacArthur, 2004)

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In order to be a fully committed follower of Christ, one needs to feed on Him. One who is feeding on Christ will become like Him.  Such a person will manifest His purity, goodness, tenderness, compassion, His interest in others.  You take a professing Christian who is hard and bitter and critical of others, and you know he has not been feeding of Christ for a long time.  You take a Christian who is drifting into worldliness, and carelessness, who is becoming vain, and haughty and self-centered- he has not been feeding on the Savior. (Ironside, 1920)

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There is always a group of "iffy" folk round high energy  They want to be known as part of the high energy but they do not want to make the necessary investments to be an integral part.  The is no shortage of claimants to the authorship of 'The road to hell is paved with good intentions'. The expression is often attributed to the Cistercian abbot Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153)

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