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Hope on the Horizon

Where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me? JOB 17:15 NIV  Earth causes discouragement. When you look around, you are hopeless. Most news is bad. Circumstances of crime, war, famine, disease, abuse, sin, and death sadden you. The world feels like the insane asylum of the solar system.Egocentricity causes defeat. When you look within, you are hopeless. An honest…See More
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When Life Becomes a Bitter Pill

I am disgusted with my life. Let me complain freely. I will speak in the bitterness of my soul. JOB 10:1 NLTSometimes you are like Elijah—experiencing burnout syndrome. At such times, you are almost to the point of praying desperately like him, “I have had enough, take my life.” You have never been totally burned out, but you have gotten mighty warm.You have not had to weather a perfect storm like Job. You have always liked your life, never loathed it. Sometimes the emotional terrain you…See More
Jan 8
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When A Quiet Place is Hard to Find

I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.JOB 3:26 NIVDO NOT DISTURB signs do not keep unwelcome intruders away. Frustrating problems, excruciating pain, and mystifying perplexity make personal peace elusive. Unexpected trouble can shatter your repose.When being good does not pay, cause and effect seems inoperable. Children wonder about everything—you…See More
Dec 28, 2018
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Life's Greatest Blessing

The LORD himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel – “God is with us.” ISAIAH 7:14 NLTYou are not alone, though you sometimes feel lonely—I am with you.When you are unsure which way to turn, I am your Wonderful Counselor.When you are feeling weak-kneed, I am your Mighty God.When your life…See More
Dec 17, 2018
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Dec 13, 2018
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Timing is Everything

If you keep still, deliverance and rescue for the Jews will originate from some other quarter, while you and your family shall be destroyed. And who knows but you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this? ESTHER 4:14 NLTI am the Master of moments—My pattern is shown in sovereignty. I sometimes work miracles anonymously. Although My Name is not mentioned in the book…See More
Dec 3, 2018
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Getting Serious with God

All who separated themselves from foreign neighbors to keep The Revelation of God together with their wives, sons, daughters – everyone old enough to understand – joined their noble kinsmen in a binding oath to follow The Revelation of God, to carry out the commandments of GOD our Master, all his standards. NEHEMIAH 10:28-29 THE MESSAGEI am the Most High and Holy God—the noblest decision you can arrive at is to make a conscious effort to follow My law.Whatever else you may choose pales into…See More
Nov 26, 2018
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The Indispensability of Integrity

I gave responsibility of governing Jerusalem to my brother Hanani, along with Hananiah, the commander of the fortress,for he was a faithful man who feared God more than most.NEHEMIAH 7:2 NLTThough rare among political, religious, and military leaders, integrity is required for acceptable leadership. It is absolutely necessary that people who command have impeccable…See More
Nov 19, 2018
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The Faith-Life Connection

This was quite a contrast to the former governors who had laid heavy burdens on the people, demanding a daily ration of food and wine, besides a pound of silver. Even their assistants took advantage of the people. But because of my fear of God, I did not act that way. NEHEMIAH 5:15 NLTNehemiah’s example of leadership challenges you to be a blessing, not a burden. His…See More
Nov 12, 2018
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Gates to Understanding

Eliashib the high priest and other priests started to rebuild at the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set up its doors. NEHEMIAH 3:1a NLTRetrace Nehemiah’s counterclockwise tour of Jerusalem’s wall. Pause at the gates and reflect on your relationship to Me.The Sheep Gate pictures your pardon. Untold millions of lambs—led…See More
Nov 5, 2018
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Prayer that Changes the World

While Ezra prayed and made this confession, weeping and throwing himself to the ground in front of the Temple of God, a large crowd of people from Israel – men, women, and children – gathered and wept bitterly with him. EZRA 10:1 NLTI am the Awesome God who inspires reverence. The no-gods are limited; I am the…See More
Oct 29, 2018
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At a Standstill?

The work on the Temple of God in Jerusalem had stopped, and it remained at a standstilluntil the second year of the reign of King Darius of Persia.EZRA 4:24Sometimes it would be appropriate for you to ask yourself thought-provoking questions—You were running a good race, so what interfered with your progress and detoured you…See More
Oct 8, 2018
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Honorable Mention

Here is the list of the Jewish exiles of the provinces who returned from their captivity to Jerusalem and other towns of Judah.They had been deported to Babylon by King Nebuchadnezzar.EZRA 2:1 NLTThe temptation to settle down in captivity was tremendous for those Jews in Babylon. Many of them had accumulated riches in the…See More
Oct 3, 2018
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Rediscovering the Greatest Boook

 As Hilkiah the high priest was recording the money collected at the Lord’s Templehe found the Book of the Law of the Lord as it had been given through Moses.When the king heard what was written in the law, he tore his clothes in despair.“Go to the Temple; speak to the Lord for me and the remnant of Israel and Judah.Ask him…See More
Sep 25, 2018
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Questions God Asks

 “The evil spirit often makes him fall into the fire or into water, trying to kill him. Have mercy on us and help us. Do something if you can.”“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”Mark 9:22-23 NLT Do you want to serve Me, yet feel unable to accomplish what I ask of you?I…See More
Sep 21, 2018
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Sep 5, 2018

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How do you participate in discipleship?
Pastor/Church staff
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Hearing God, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Enjoying and relating to God, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Worship, Doing daily life in the company of God
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis
How did you discover Discipleship Network
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Johnny R. Almond's Blog

Hope on the Horizon

Posted on January 23, 2019 at 11:04am

When Life Becomes a Bitter Pill

Posted on January 7, 2019 at 1:47pm

When A Quiet Place is Hard to Find

I have no peace, no quietness; I have no rest, but only turmoil.

JOB 3:26 NIV



DO NOT DISTURB signs do not keep unwelcome intruders away. Frustrating problems, excruciating pain, and mystifying perplexity make personal peace elusive. Unexpected trouble can shatter your…

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Life's Greatest Blessing

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