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Focus Verse: “Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found faithful.” (I Corinthians 4:2 ESV). In this 3-Part Bible study series, we will discover faithfulness as the foundation for courageous Christians: The Faithful Individual The Faithful God The Faithful Church The Faithful Church “Now in this way those who are trusted with something valuable [stewards; household managers] must show they are worthy of that trust [be found faithful]. (I Corinthians 4:2 Expanded Bible) In the first lesson, we discussed that faithfulness is not common in our world, but God’s people are called to faithfulness. In the second lesson,…

I’m single. I’m not writing that in desperation or ingratitude for the season I’m in, although that certainly hasn’t always been the case. And I realize others reading this may not be in the same stage of life. But the lessons I’ve learned in this waiting period are probably applicable to anybody, regardless of their relationship status. For years, I’ve been praying for God to bring “the one” into my life. Sometimes it’s been easy to wait, sometimes it’s been heartbreaking. I’ve been through the mind games of thinking I haven’t done enough to earn it, that I need to…

The greatest obstacle preventing Israel from escaping from Egypt and seizing the Promised Land wasn’t Pharaoh and his massive army. It wasn’t the imposing Red Sea. It wasn’t even the walled Canaanite cities. The greatest obstacle to the fulfillment of God’s promise was the grumbling hearts of God’s people. The two words in Hebrew that are translated “grumble” are lun and ragan. Lun has the connotation of growling. Ragan has the connotation of whispered rebellion. When we grumble, we rebel against God’s authority. Our grumbling declares our distrust of God’s sovereign rule over our lives. God responds, “How long shall…