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God's Smile

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you,O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.Psalm 19:14 NLT      See My smile in star-shine marvel and sunlight majesty. The skies speak of My omnipotent greatness. The dazzling beauties of My earliest creations reflect My supernatural power.      My throne is in the third heaven—invisible to you from earth.…See More
13 hours ago
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The Apple of God's Eye

Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.Psalm 17:8 NLT      Incredibly, I take a personal interest in you. Believe it or not, you are a gleam in your Heavenly Father’s eyes! The sun and moon and brightest stars do not bring Me as much delight as caring for you.      My unfailing love, undeserved mercy, and kind understanding are your heart’s sweetest delights. However, how often do you consider the reality that I actually enjoy you? Trust Me, it is not too good to…See More
Sep 10
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The Test of Time

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?How long will my enemy have the upper hand?Psalm 13:1-2 NLT      When you experience one of those days when life is in shambles, nothing goes right, and you wonder if it will ever end—in your heartache and…See More
Sep 3
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Compass Heading--Reality

 I’ve already run for dear life straight to the arms of GOD.So why should I run away now when you say, “Run to the mountains”?Psalm 11:1 THE MESSAGE      When you are honest to God, you admit there are times when you feel like running away. Sometimes it seems the values you thought would always be respected are ridiculed, and your nation’s wholesome influence in the…See More
Aug 26
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Spokesperson for God

The Lord gave me a message.He said, “I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb.Before you were born, I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.”“O Sovereign Lord” I said, “I can't speak for you!  I'm too young!”“Don't say that” the Lord replied, “you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you.And don't be afraid of the people,…See More
Aug 20
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Vital Signs of Discipleship

  If you want to be my follower you must love me more thanyour father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters –yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.You cannot be my disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow me.Count the cost. No one can become my disciple without giving up everything for me.Luke 14:26-28a, 33…See More
Aug 12
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Vital Signs of Discipleship

  If you want to be my follower you must love me more thanyour father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters –yes, more than your own life. Otherwise, you cannot be my disciple.You cannot be my disciple if you do not carry your own cross and follow me.Count the cost. No one can become my disciple without giving up everything for me.Luke 14:26-28a, 33…See More
Aug 12
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Aug 10
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Music of the Heartland

Rejoice in the Lord, O you [uncompromisingly] righteous [you upright in right standing with God];for praise is becoming and appropriate for those who are upright [in heart.]Psalm 33:1 THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE      Praise Me for musical celebration—let your heart sing because of My inspiring symphony. Let the rhythm of Life put a spring in your step. Confessing the name of Jesus,…See More
Aug 6
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Funeral Procession

God will redeem me from the power of Sheol (the place of the dead);He will receive me. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!Psalm 49:15 THE AMPLIFIED BIBLE      You cannot stare directly for long at the sun or at death—the first would blind you; the second would overwhelm you. Nevertheless, I encourage you to pause and ponder a moment your human mortality and My promise of immortality.       Trusting in fleeting riches is deceitful. Money cannot buy time. Neither can it compare to spiritual…See More
Jul 29
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The Secret of Glory

This message was kept secret for centuries and generations past,but now it has been revealed to his own holy people. This is the secret: Christ lives in you, your assurance you will share in his glory.Colossians 1:26-27 NLT Christ’s promise in your mind is your hope of an eternal destiny of joy.Christ’s love in your heart is your guarantee of a heavenly home.Christ’s Spirit in your soul is your security you are bound for glory. Christ’s presence in your life is your foretaste of glory…See More
Jul 16
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Inspiring Itinerary

To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.Psalm 25:1 ESV      I am the Most High God—Ruler of the universe, God above all, King of kings and Lord of lords. No judge is greater than Me—when you rest your case in heaven’s supreme court, no lesser court can overturn My ruling. When you sin, My Son pleads your case as your Defense Counsel.  My not guilty verdict is irreversible.      …See More
Jul 10
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Panorama of Praise

Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer and did not withdraw his unfailing love from me.Psalm 66:20 NLT I have not rejected your prayer—I have responded to you.When you confess your wrongdoing, I cleanse your soul.When you cry out in desperation, I pay attention to your pain.When you plead for help, I do not turn a deaf ear.Prayer is always a local call—wherever you are, I…See More
Jul 3
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Panorama of Praise

Praise God, who did not ignore my prayer and did not withdraw his unfailing love from me.Psalm 66:20 NLT I have not rejected your prayer—I have responded to you.When you confess your wrongdoing, I cleanse your soul.When you cry out in desperation, I pay attention to your pain.When you plead for help, I do not turn a deaf ear.Prayer is always a local call—wherever you are, I…See More
Jul 3
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Good Morning!

Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord.Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.Psalm 5:3 NLT Good morning! This is a good time for you to praise Me. I watched over you and kept you safe through night’s refreshing sleep. My Spirit sang a lullaby to your heart—now I am your wake-up call. My compassions are new every morning. My faithfulness never fails.…See More
Jun 24
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Learning the Hard Way

Then Job replied to the Lord:“I know that you can do all things; no plan of yours can be thwarted.”Job 42:1-2 NIV The experience classroom is where you learn profound wisdom. The school of hard knocks presents a tough curriculum, but what you learn experientially alters you more than what you learn academically. The first lesson you need to learn is that My power is unlimited. If you treat Me as Lord of your life, nothing I ask will be too hard for you to do. Humanly speaking, some challenges…See More
Jun 17

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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

God's Smile

May the words of my mouth and the thoughts of my heart be pleasing to you,

O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 19:14 NLT

 

     See My smile in star-shine marvel and sunlight…

Continue

Posted on September 16, 2019 at 10:40am

The Apple of God's Eye

Guard me as the apple of your eye. Hide me in the shadow of your wings.

Psalm 17:8 NLT

 

     Incredibly, I take a personal interest in you. Believe it or not, you are a gleam in your Heavenly Father’s eyes! The sun and moon and brightest stars do not bring Me as much delight as caring for you.

 

     My unfailing love, undeserved mercy, and kind…

Continue

Posted on September 9, 2019 at 11:21am

The Test of Time

O Lord, how long will you forget me? Forever? How long will you look the other way?

How long must I struggle with anguish in my soul, with sorrow in my heart every day?

How long will my enemy have…

Continue

Posted on September 3, 2019 at 10:24am

Compass Heading--Reality

 

I’ve already run for dear life straight to the arms of GOD.

So why should I run away now when you say, “Run to the mountains”?

Psalm 11:1 THE MESSAGE

 

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Posted on August 26, 2019 at 10:56am

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