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39. In His Time

Little by little, in God’s time He performs His purposes. Some leaders, thrust into positions of greater responsibility as a reward for a job well done, fizzle in their performance because they lack the wisdom that seasoning and time bring.

September 25th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

38. Distractions

How does one keep focus when distractions and discouragement come? Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Keep focus on the big picture and ask His help. Remind yourself that what you do is for His glory.

September 18th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

36. Ready or Not

Paul’s admonition to “show tolerance for one another in love” is not a call to disregard others’ immoral practices, but to be ready to show compassion and to sow seeds of right thinking and being.

September 4th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

35. Desired End State

Are you seeking clarity from God on a matter but are uncertain that you are hearing correctly? Do not ask for something for yourself but ask that His will in that situation be done and earnestly desire to be part of the answer.

August 28th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

Doing Ministry in a Box

Hollywood squares. Brady Bunch. Tic-tac-toe. Whatever you call it, OCF largely is doing fellowship in a virtual box so far in 2020 because of COVID-19. This digital frontier has not been without its share of challenges and disappointments, but amid the uncertainty, there are stories of opportunities found and unexpected blessings received from among the membership.

August 19th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles|

32. Restoration

Cleansing and restoration has everything to do with the integrity of who God is. As God completes His refining process, we must be mindful that if we want God to forgive us, we must be willing to forgive and help restore others.

August 7th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

30. Strengthen Yourself

The unexpected need not derail us as we lean on Him, for it is God who guides and helps. The one whose confidence is in the Lord has no weakness a foe can take advantage of. May the Lord be our guide in all circumstances, and may He daily strengthen us to be suited for whatever comes our way.

July 24th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

29. A Soldier’s Memorial

Cornelius seamlessly integrated his faith with his profession and availed himself for God’s use. This “devout man” pleased the Lord and received His commendation. What about you? How are you consistently availing yourself for Christ’s service?

July 17th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

One question will shape how you view what freedom means

Does God really exist? Our answer to that question shapes how we think about freedom. After all, if He does not exist, then we are free to pursue as much self-gratification as possible before death. However, Christians recognize that freedom means we have freedom from fear of judgment as we seek to glorify Him and gladly submit as servants of Christ.

July 13th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, Leader Touch, Leading|

26. Loyalty

Jesus paid the price of his commitment to us on the cross. Are we willing to pay the price of loyalty to Him? More aptly, why am I willing to pay the price of constancy to Christ?

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

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.

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

24. Are You Leading?

Faith and leadership are more appropriately modeled through keeping sight of how to achieve God’s purposes in and out of the workplace through godly influence, using softer tones, quieter approaches and direct resolve to see the mission through. Simply acting or reacting is not necessarily an effective leadership quality.

June 12th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|

23. What Say Ye?

Are you discerning God’s voice when you find yourself speaking to many, a few, or one on one? Just as Jesus spent much time in prayer and solitude with God, the basis of our responses may be proportional to the time we spend with God in study of the Scriptures.

June 5th, 2020|Categories: Latest Articles, LDNpodcast|
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