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Acts Chapter 1

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Acts Chapter 1

Study Notes and Questions for Acts 1

Unity of Command

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Do the military principles of war apply to Christian living?

Acts

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25. Your Every Need

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25. Your Every Need

“God will supply every need of yours” whether it is a financial concern, effective time management, or dealing with disgruntled people. Jesus is the resource for all our needs. As faithful followers, ours is to approach Him confidently for grace and help.

The Theological Implications of Addiction | Episode 23

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The Theological Implications of Addiction | Episode 23

What does scripture say about addiction? Can a Christian have an addiction? What does a biblical approach to recovery look like? Isn't Jesus enough? Our guest is Dr. John Thorington—a licensed professional counselor and is also certified as a Sexual Recovery Therapist by the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapy.

Demonstrating Christlikeness

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Demonstrating Christlikeness

The Body of Christ must embody godly attributes in order to reflect Christlikeness (2 Corinthians 3:18) to the watching, waiting world.

Is God calling you to lead a small group?

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Is God calling you to lead a small group?

We reached out to two OCF small group leaders, LTC Tom Matelski, USA, and Lt Col Jim Wamhoff, USAF, and asked them to share their insights on starting and effectively leading a small group.

What is Stewardship?

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What is Stewardship?

In Part 1, we ask: What do you think of when you hear someone mention stewardship? Money, talents, or ownership? For many, money is the first thing on their minds and that often leads to uncomfortable feelings.

42. Jeff Struecker: Trusting God in All Things

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42. Jeff Struecker: Trusting God in All Things

Jeff Struecker's book, "The Road to Unafraid," is the centerpiece for today's conversation. Although several perspectives or themes can be found in the book, Jeff and I focused on trusting in God. In the face of fear and uncertainty at certain times throughout his life, I asked Jeff to talk about how God asked Jeff to trust Him and what that looked like in his life, particularly his military career.

Love Languages for Military Couples | Episode 016

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Love Languages for Military Couples | Episode 016

What comes to mind when you hear “Acts of Service?” How about “Words of Affirmation” or “Quality Time?” You might recognize them as 3 of the 5 love languages from the popular book first written by Dr. Gary Chapman back in 1995. In this episode, OCF managing editor Karen Fliedner chats with Jocelyn Green about Finding Your Love Language…at the intersection of faith, family, and profession.

Dear Chaplain

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Dear Chaplain

An open letter from chaplains answers questions about going to war, being deployed, families of deployed, and those considering the chaplaincy.

Finding certainty in an uncertain world

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We live in a hurting world of people desperate for answers. As a Christian, you already have the answer—Christ in your heart. If you have successfully guarded your face, heart and mind, when uncertainty strikes those you lead will look to you and find comfort and confidence. And they will also be curious about the source of your peace.

Finishing Strong, in Iraq and Life

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Finishing Strong, in Iraq and Life

Where were you in 2003? Most of us remember the United States' invasion of Iraq. The media covered our military's every move and with those reports came images none of us will forget.

God’s Children

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God's Children

Insight into the daily sacrifices of military children.

Professional Excellence

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Professional Excellence

The Christian officer should strive to be the very best professional officer possible within his abilities, and he or she should do this in accord with Christian faith and conduct.

Living out faith while in service to country | Episode 31

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Living out faith while in service to country | Episode 31

Major Will MacKenzie and Major Derek Brown, USA, discuss several topics during their conversation with LTC Colin Wooten, USA.—friendship, being a Christian in the military and killing an enemy combatant, serving in the military as Christians, and what it means to actively live out your faith and integrate your faith in all areas of life.

Allow God to heal the hidden wounds

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Allow God to heal the hidden wounds

We leaders often cope with stress by trying to survive our wounding rather than allow God to heal and refresh us to fully live. God doesn’t want us to simply survive. God’s mission field, after all, is your heart and mine.

Godly men who changed the course of history | Episode 019

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Godly men who changed the course of history | Episode 019

Recently, Crosspoint hit the road to interview COL Doug Mastriano, USA (Ret.), for a two-part episode. In part 1, COL Mastriano and his son, Josiah, talk about “Men God Used to change the Course of History” during World War I.

43. Seven Christian principles to help you steward your time

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43. Seven Christian principles to help you steward your time

Have you ever thought about what it means to be a good steward of your time? Maybe you can recall getting to the end of a day and thinking, “Why did I waste so much time?” Joining me on the show to talk about time stewardship is LTC Gil Jacobs, USA (Ret.).

The Challenge of Distress

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The Challenge of Distress

Life is full of disappointments, difficulties, and distress. It comes in many ways: relational conflicts, job issues, financial concerns, illness, injury, tragedy and a host of other predicaments. It is challenging, even as a Christian, to respond positively to these trials.

Service Separations

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You've heard the horror stories about what can go wrong when your husband leaves... but it doesn't have to be all bad.

The Role of Faith

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Many people feel emptiness when their families are separated or are in uncertain circumstances.

TTP – Character

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Character is the most important factor in Christian leadership.

How to ask the right questions | Episode 011

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How to ask the right questions | Episode 011

In this episode, we focus on how to ask the right types of questions for your next Bible study, class, or seminar by sharing a pitfall question to avoid, and then offering a solution to help ask the right type of question.

47. Kristin Goodrich: Building community in the military sisterhood

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47. Kristin Goodrich: Building community in the military sisterhood

What do you think of when I say, “Military Sisterhood”? That was the question Kristin Goodrich posed to about 50 women at the beginning of a weekend retreat last March at OCF's White Sulphur Springs Conference Center. One West Point cadet’s response stood out amid the varied responses, "Sisterhood? What sisterhood?" We'll answer those questions and more.

Courageous Command: Beyond Battlefield Boldness

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Courageous Command: Beyond Battlefield Boldness

Only by trusting God and His plan for our lives can we lead courageously in our duty as both officers and Christians. It’s time to build a strategy that calculates the risks of leadership minefields and faces them with a moral courage that matches the bravery of those we lead on the battlefield.

Follow Me

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The key to serving others is to have a humble heart.

Keep the End in Mind

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Looking ahead motivates us to live, work, and plan while we wait--and it is the key to living in the present with energy and hope.

Share My Calling

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Share My Calling

When Rob shared his vision with me, I had been an Army wife for nearly eleven years—all of our marriage. I would have described myself as supportive of his career. I understood a fair amount about the military, had attended countless functions, and attempted to make the most out of each move. Wasn't that enough? What else did he need from me?

Spiritual Battle Plans

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Spiritual Battle Plans

I didn't realize what a difference my weekly Bible study and chapel service made until I went nearly four months in Iraq without them.

Stewards of God’s Image

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Stewards of God's Image

Christian military women can become influential leaders by embracing the fullness of their identities as women made in Christ's image.

The Greengrass Twins

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The Greengrass Twins

Lack of contentment comes from entertaining lies.

The Unconditional Love of a Father

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Father's Day is the perfect venue to consider those who first loved us--especially our Father in heaven.

The Wounded Healer

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The Wounded Healer

A co-worker named Diana is a Gold Star mother. This remarkable woman lost her oldest son to combat action in Iraq, leaving behind a grieving wife, their baby, and other heartbroken relatives and friends. Despite her faith, and the support of family and community friends, Diana’s wounds are profound, constant companions she will likely carry with her until her dying day. By embracing her wounds through the loving embrace of the great Suffering Servant, Diana has become His partner in the lives of others. Still carrying the scars of her wounds, Diana is a visible instrument of God’s healing for others. 

Worrying or waiting?

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Life in general is complicated. Life in the military is extremely difficult and challenging and carries with it an increasing amount of angst with the operations tempo, separations, threats to life and limb, and the increasing challenges from within our own nation.

Becoming a Christ-like military leader first starts with thinking of others

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Becoming a Christ-like military leader first starts with thinking of others

By surrendering their spring break of relaxation to instead labor for the impoverished, the mission field experiences help cadets and midshipmen hone skills of selflessness and sacrifice that are essential to becoming effective Christ-like military leaders.

How have you set your sails?

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How have you set your sails?

All leaders experience both fair and foul winds. The Christ-honoring leader has been given stewardship of people, missions, and things for the Master’s gain and pleasure.

Five Christ-like ways to serve those you lead

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Five Christ-like ways to serve those you lead

Whether the most junior leader or a four-star flag officer, leaders come to their assignments with choices to be made in opportunities to serve.

Acts Chapter 12

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Acts Chapter 12

Study Notes and Questions for Acts 12

4. Faithful Leadership

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4. Faithful Leadership

From a leadership perspective, I must ask: What enables Christian leaders to maintain the charge when all around us say, “Give up?” Oaths, contracts, and legal agreements bind some to the task, but that which binds the Christian and Christian leader is God’s demonstrated faithfulness.

13. A Firm Foundation

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13. A Firm Foundation

The servant leader’s challenge is to display a Christ-like response when life changing moments arise, and thus be seen as the “wise man” with a firm foundation.

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