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Equipped for Excellence Part 2 of 7 – The Priority of Prayer (Luke 11:1)

Introduction This is the second installment on our series of Equipped for Success. The first was an overview and encouragement to not shy away from the making of resolutions, from the decision to do good work, and the Christ-centered endeavor toward excellence in everything. In this part we look at the priority of prayer in

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The Master’s Plan – Supervision (Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10)

The Master’s Plan – Supervision (Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10) Introduction Are we seeing the big picture of the Master’s plan? By itself the example of Jesus praying and selecting the twelve is powerful instruction on prayer and selecting people to work with (Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16). But selection is not, when taken by itself, a

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The Master’s Plan – Association (Mark 3:14; Matthew 28:20)

The Master’s Plan – Association (Mark 3:14) Before meeting Him they were fishermen — men professionally engaged in catching fish. (Why? Perhaps for the halibut.) Jesus’ goal was to make them fishers of men (Mark 1:17; Matthew 4:19; Luke 5:10) — men equipped, empowered, enabled, and trained to catch something immeasurable more important to the

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