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May, 01, 2022 0
Discipleship ministry releases new bylaws During the 98th Session of the General Board, members approved a new set of bylaws for Sunday School and Discipleship Ministries International (SDMI). The bylaws were created by a global SDMI strategy team with representatives from each of the six world…
 
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The General Board is composed of district superintendents, assigned ordained ministers, and lay leaders representing the global church and elected by the General Assembly. Convening in late February each year, the board has governing responsibility for the global Church of the Nazarene between…
 
May, 01, 2022 0
Dear traveling companions, Now and again, I realize I am not as young as I used to be. These moments happen randomly–when I am halfway through trying to repaint my living room in an afternoon, when I determine to lose five pounds, or when I am stranded on the top of a roller coaster with my 16-…
 
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Much contemporary writing and thinking focuses on “the self.” We are encouraged to express ourselves, to find our authentic selves, to develop self-worth and a good self-image. For some decades now, that has been seen as particularly important in bringing up children. In place of the old legalism…
 
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One of the questions that often challenges believers is this: "is everyone welcome to follow Jesus, regardless of their past and their present conditions?" For Jesus, everyone was welcomed to journey with Him, to listen to His teachings, and to belong to His followership just as they were. In fact…
 
May, 01, 2022 0
Who are we? Where do we gain our value as individuals? These are important questions for living a life of meaning. Where do we find the answers? In the Scriptures, God supplies the essentials for discovering our true significance and worth. The first two chapters of Genesis recount humanity’s…
 
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We were created to live in right relationship with God, created to live in God’s holiness. To live in right relationship with God is not something that we achieve or accomplish through our own wisdom and strength. It is made possible by God. We are holy only in relation to God, who is holy in…
 
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We hear quite a lot about “active listening.” The purpose is to train people to succeed in personal, business, and social relationships. What is active listening? It is what happens when we employ our best to communicate with one another so that we may respond in a manner consistent with the goals…
 
May, 01, 2022 0
Identity theft is constantly in the news. If you’re on social media, you know that peoples’ identities are being stolen on a regular basis. How many of us have received a friend request on social media from someone who was already our friend? At the same time, there are products being sold to us to…
 
May, 01, 2022 0
Our human nature, ideally, is revealed in the man Jesus as He lived. Remembering the statement in the letter to the Hebrews to the effect that He “was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (4:15), we may presume that the author had in mind, among other things, the wilderness…