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Square Peg in a Round Hole

Is There A Place For Me? If you're new to the body of Christ, or even if you're not, you may find yourself in the position of asking the question where you fit in within the confines of your current congregation. This question is more common than you might think. You are not alone! More than one person has shared with me in the past that they struggle to find their place within the body of Christ and where they can best serve. This dilemma can be caused by a number of reasons. However, even in the midst of the uncertainty about where you "fit" --rest assured there is a place for you and if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead (Rom. 10:9-10) then God is at work in you for His good pleasure! (Phil. 2:12-13)
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Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are varieties of ministries, and the same Lord. There are varieties of effects but the same God w…

Common Ground: The Road Less Traveled

The Presence of God. Ruth and Naomi found themselves in very trying circumstances after each suffered the loss of a husband and the inescapable grief that accompanies death. Scripture gives us a snapshot into their lives and we get a glimpse of the strong bond of friendship that took place between Ruth and Naomi. Was it the deep sense ofgrief that brought these two women together in a way they had never experienced before? Perhaps these women were drawn to each other because they knew they were “alone” in the world. More importantly, the presence of God is evident by Ruth's response to her mother-in-law. Ruth reminds us and reminded Naomi of God's presence.
The presence of God is the bond that unites our hearts as brothers and sisters in Christ.
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Mutual Commitment. Naomi urged Ruth to go home to her mother in Moab hoping that Ruth would find another husband. Ruth refused to leave Naomi; she was committed to Naomi and committed to serving Nao…

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