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The Definition of Success

June 11th, 2010 · No Comments

For the last two weeks I’ve been promising you twelve keys to a truly successful life; but all I’ve shared with you are two commandments from the Bible. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.” I also […]

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How Big is Your Neighborhood?

May 31st, 2010 · 1 Comment

Last week I gave you the number one rule for a truly successful life: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Here’s rule number two: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” It’s an old one. I bet you’ve heard it already … but do […]

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The One Thing

May 21st, 2010 · 6 Comments

Remember the movie “City Slickers”? Three guys facing middle age and accompanying crises, wanting to reassess their lives, embark on a two week cattle drive – a sort of hyper-dude-ranch, real cowboy experience for ‘city slickers’. During the drive, one city slicker, ‘Mitch’ rides along with tough as nails cowboy ‘Curly’, and Curly shares with […]

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Why Am I Doing This?

May 13th, 2010 · 2 Comments

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart …” (Jeremiah 1:5) I missed sending out a ‘Purpose Weekly’ letter last week. Elaine and I went away for four days so I could write … ironic, isn’t it? There’s a book I’ve been putting off for […]

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Tags: God's purpose · success

Running with the Wind

March 18th, 2010 · No Comments

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 I’m a […]

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Tags: Obedience · Site News · success

Explaining Heaven to Bears

December 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

“The man without the Spirit does not accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him, and he cannot understand them, because they are spiritually discerned.” (1 Corinthians 2:14) At True Potential Publishing, we’ve been checking into making all of our printed books available in e-book format as […]

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Tags: purpose · Site News · success · Thriving in Tough Times

Breaking Free of Groundhog Day

September 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22-23) For the last few weeks we’ve talked about the old man who was crucified when we became new creatures in Christ. But that old man (or old woman) keeps […]

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Tags: Fruit of the Spirit · possessions · success

The Five Covenants of God

July 7th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Tithing still remains a controversial issue in the church, even though I straightened everything out two weeks ago. Boy, I wish more people would read this letter. Amidst the many comments I received from “Forget About Tithing” was one from T___. “… I did read what you said about tithing but it has been pounded […]

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Giving as a Spiritual Transaction

July 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Matthew 25:40) We received a lot of comments from last week’s letter, “Forget About Tithing.” You really need to read some of them (just click the “Forget About Tithing.” link). I figured I’d […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 6

May 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Living Debt Free “Let no debt remain outstanding, except for the continuing debt to love one another, for he who loves his fellowman has fulfilled the law.” (Romans 13:8) I changed the oil in the Suburban this morning. I’ll do the same for the Nissan this evening. Both cars work fine, even if they’re getting […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 5

April 20th, 2009 · No Comments

Pursuing Your God Ordained Purpose “… Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart …” (Jeremiah 1:5) “… for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world …” (John 18:37) Sometimes I feel kind of adrift – like I don’t […]

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Thriving in Tough Times Part 4

April 10th, 2009 · 1 Comment

Last week I promised I’d give you a 100% guaranteed way to achieve economic success. I’ve got to warn you in advance this is top secret stuff. Well … not really top secret, but it’s so rarely used it’s just as good as top secret.

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Thriving in Tough Times 3

April 3rd, 2009 · 1 Comment

Attending to Physical Priorities “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (Luke 12:25-26) I read the paper yesterday. It’s something I try not to do too often. The news ain’t so good. GM is […]

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Thriving in Tough Times 2

April 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

Putting Spiritual Priorities Ahead of Physical Priorities “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes?” (Matthew 6:25) There was a time I lived in the […]

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Thriving in Tough Times 1

March 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Part 1: Adopting a Christian Worldview “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) At one point I was a child of this world – a citizen of its system. To understand […]

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Success is a Tricky Business

February 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9) I was on the phone with my buddy John last week and he mentioned something Jesus said in 2 Corinthians. Being the red letter expert I am, I informed him that Jesus didn’t say anything in 2 Corinthians; […]

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Celebrities and False Prophets: Looking Behind the Curtain

February 20th, 2009 · 3 Comments

“Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves…. Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:15, 21) We’re still in the red letters. […]

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How ‘Not’ to Build a Mega-Church

February 10th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow is the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.” (Matthew 7:13-14) As I said last week, I’ve been studying the […]

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Jesus: The Motivational Speaker

February 10th, 2009 · No Comments

“The eye is the lamp of the body. If your eyes are good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eyes are bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light within you is darkness, how great is the darkness!” (Matthew 6:22-23) Some Bibles print the words […]

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I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

January 13th, 2009 · 2 Comments

“Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.” (Psalm 90:2) I took advantage of the relative quiet over the last two weeks of holiday to finish pre-press edits for the North American edition of Unlocking the Bible by David Pawson. It’s a […]

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