Category Archives: Brotherhood or Friendship

Helping individuals in their personal lives and in their relationships with others. This is ministry. Also called brotherhood/friendship.

Yes, it might include some content transfer. Yet content transfer without some present application is of little value.

Most of the content may apply to ministry between women. Since the author is male what he says will naturally be focused on male relationships. That is brotherhood.

He needs to talk

He needs to talk. You need to listen. It is more fun for you that way too. He needs to talk about 90% of the time. Most men seldom get to talk about his concerns, his hurts, and frustration. Often your … Continue reading

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Condemning Others

A gal who grew up in a church that seemed to all about condemning others gave a TED talk. It came to my attention today, and I like it. Please see all of it before we apply what she learned in … Continue reading

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Do Not Brag

.Luke 9:18-22 has an impressive command. Peter has correctly stated that Jesus is Messiah, the Christ, the anointed one of God. Immediately Jesus commands the disciples not to tell anyone. Why not? It is because Jesus must suffer, be rejected, … Continue reading

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Who to Pick

 Knowing who to pick is easy. You just reach out to someone.  Let your heart draw you. It knows who to pick. Someone with whom you click. Let the Holy Spirit within you prompt you. Jethro to Moses – Saw … Continue reading

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1 Samuel 30 – The Wicked and Worthless Appeal to as Brothers

From 1 Samuel 30 we learn that we should appeal to the wicked and worthless as brothers. Background of 1 Samuel 30:22-25 David and his 600 men returned from the Philistines. Their city is burned. Their wives and children are … Continue reading

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Call them brother

As the “provider” consistently view and call the “receiver” a brother or friend. How you label your relationship to another person controls how you think and behave toward him.   You do not want to come on to the receiver … Continue reading

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Jesus Ate with Sinners

In Luke 15 the Pharisees despise Jesus because Jesus ate with sinners. Jesus responds to this charge by telling three parables. (On this web site pointing to any Bible reference will give you a pop-up of the text.) The rejoicing … Continue reading

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Cultural Rhythms Maybe Protective

“In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle” (2 Samuel 11:1) But that spring King David did not follow one of the cultural rhythms of his day. He stayed home in his palace. Bad … Continue reading

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Small Group Discipleship Bible Study

Not long ago I got good tips on small group discipleship from the book Miraculous Movements by Trousdale. I love their suggestions on doing small group (house church)  discipleship as a Bible study. Below is a simplified version of their … Continue reading

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Psalm 101:3 – I Will Focus On Nothing Worthless

David’s ethical standards in Psalm 101 sure caught my attention. I want to focus on another in Psalm 101:3 We can read the first line of that verse as I will focus On nothing worthless On what do I focus? … Continue reading

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