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Depend on God (Mt 10:17-23)

17″But beware of men, for they will hand you over to the courts and scourge you in their synagogues; 18and you will even be brought before governors and kings for My sake, as a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19″But when they hand you over, do not worry about how or what you…

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Kingdom Calling vs. Financial Advisors: Trying to Predict the Future

Kingdom Calling cannot and does not try to predict the future. If you’re working with a financial advisor that does, it’s probably time for you to question your direction. Instead, Kingdom Calling tries to plan for every contingency while focusing on maximizing the efficiency of your plan. By doing so, we are able, in most…

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Sheep, Wolf, Serpent, or Dove? (Mt 10:11-15)

“Whoever does not receive you, nor heed your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet.  15″Truly I say to you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city.” (Matthew 10:11-15) God’s sending…

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Where to tithe?

One final word: you should pray diligently to God for where your tithe should go. I personally believe that for most everyone it should go to those who are responsible for your growth in the Kingdom. Those pouring into your life spiritually must be supported financially. For most people, that is your local church. They…

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Peace that goes beyond understanding (Mt 10:11-13)

“And whatever city or village you enter, inquire who is worthy in it, and stay at his house until you leave that city.  12As you enter the house, give it your greeting.  13If the house is worthy, give it your blessing of peace. But if it is not worthy, take back your blessing of peace.”…

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The Chinese House Churches seem “Radical”

Last Saturday, I posted a blog based on a song I had heard and this week, I received a really powerful email about an interview with believers in China. I thought it would be fun from time to time to share some outside-the-box posts on Saturdays. So I’ll only give a personal comment and then…

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Tithing, Leverage & Velocity

The tithe can also help us understand a couple of financial principles. We’ll cover these in more concrete ways later, but tithing utilizes both leverage and velocity. We’ve already spoken about the fact that when we tithe, we are giving something that is not ours to help someone else and in return receiving future benefit….

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Jesus’ Ministry to the Jews (Mt 10:1-10)

Jesus’ calling was remarkably consistent during His ministry. I might be tempted to think that since He is the living embodiment of God, He would be super complex, but that’s not what we see. I didn’t mention Matthew’s overview of Jesus ministry in Mt 9 Pt 1 or in Part 2, but Mt 9:35 sums…

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The 3 Levels of Tithing: Level 3

Finally (See Level 1 & Level 2), after giving out of duty, and then seeing the blessings of God that flow, you enter the final stage – which is the “Loving to Give” stage. You’re better for it, and you get to be a part of blessing others. Why wouldn’t you want to do more…

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Are you “holy” enough? (Mt 9-Part 2)

Yesterday, Part 1 of Mt 9 looked at the faith aspects of the chapter and how we can block God’s blessings in our life. Today we look at what kind of person God is looking for to be His emissary on earth. If you feel like you are not holy enough or in some other…