Faith In Action ‘A Team Player’

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Lessons can be learned from Thaddaeus…

Originally posted on My Lord, My Friend:


When we read our Bible, we might over look this name, but Thaddaeus was one of Jesus’ twelve disciple.

Mark 3 verse 16 to 19: Lists the disciples.

V18: “Andrew; Philip and Batholomew;Matthew and Thomas: James the son of Alphaeus, and THADDAEUS; Simon the Zealot”.

Thaddaeus {was also called Lebbaeus and Judas} seems to have been an ordinary man surrounded by great men. But He was an Apostle of Jesus, that alone set him apart for distinction himself.

Thaddaeus is only mentioned when someone says the name of all of Jesus’ disciples. He apparently did not have the personality of a Peter, or the faith of John, but Jesus used him anyway.

It is quite likely though that this is the same person as Judas son of James {not Iscariot} in Luke 6 verse 16 and Acts 1 verse 13.

Lesson we can learn from Thaddaeus life was he was…

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The Human Spirit and Fellowship


It is always easier to extend a hand to help when you realize how any times God has held you up with someone else’s hands…

Originally posted on One Lifetime:

tpl_7_pplIt is amazing how people can go through so much pain, loss and tragedy  and still stand strong. The human spirit can overcome almost anything that is thrown at it, especially when there are those around you to lend some of their love and strength to you. When we stand together we are far stronger than when we stand alone. The friendship and fellowship between us are but bonds of love on many levels. This bond is part of the strength that keeps us from falling and giving up.

hnd0002  This is why it is important to have you hand extended to all that are in need, not only do you help them with your strength and compassion they become a part of your strength if you allow them. The more you befriend the more strength you have at your disposal and the more you can help others, be they…

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John 15:9-10 (Remain)

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You are never to old to love your spouse…

Originally posted on The River Walk:


I have loved you even as the Father has loved me. Remain in my love. When you obey my commandments, you remain in my love, just as I obey my Father’s commandments and remain in his love. (John 15:9-10)

Read: 2 Samuel 9:1 – 11:27, John 15:1-27, Psalm 119:49-64, Proverbs 16:1-3

Relate: One of the most shocking things I’ve ever seen happened about a year ago today. It was one of those beautiful days that come just as spring begins turning into summer. I didn’t have to be at work until later in the day and my plan had been to lounge around the house reading, but it was just too nice to stay inside. There were plenty of benches and picnic tables at the local park just blocks away and I decided to avail myself to one of those as I grabbed a book and headed out.

At the far end of the…

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