The Joy in Loving: A Guide to Daily Living (Compass)

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I am convinced that through Jesus you can have a deep, permanent relationship with God and be part of God’s restoration of the whole world. These activities allow us to take a "show-and-tell" approach to teaching how to flow in the Spirit. As a veteran of 23 years in the same church, over a decade and a half as the senior pastor, perhaps my story could help. He visits the sick regularly and prays for the people of God daily at our Morning Prayer meeting. In any event, the highest priority should be given to help servant leaders to grow in their service to God.

Pages: 448

Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (March 1, 2000)

ISBN: 0140196072

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