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How to Conquer Impure Thoughts

find victory in and through Christ Jesus
Many Christians are discouraged because they are unable to conquer impure habits. Impure habits are a by-product of impure thoughts, and only as the battle is won in the thought life will there be hope of victory over impure actions.

Identify Your Motivational Spiritual Gift

determine which characteristics represent you
As a believer, you have been given a motivational spiritual gift. God wants you to discern which motivational gift He has assigned to you, and He wants you to use that gift for His glory.

Organizing: A Spiritual Gift

the characteristics of a motivational gift
A Christian’s motivational spiritual gift represents what God does in him to shape his perspective on life and motivate his words and actions.

The Common Traits of Organizers

learn about the characteristics of those with the spiritual gift of organizing
Following are some traits commonly observed in those who have the motivational spiritual gift of organizing. These traits can be used to benefit others, or they can be misused and cause discord in the Body of Christ.

Common Excuses for Not Asking for Forgiveness

avoiding God’s command to be reconciled
Sometimes when God asks us to do something, instead of obeying, we try to rationalize away the need to take action. With seeking forgiveness, our pride can get in the way, because asking for forgiveness requires us to humble ourselves before those we have offended.

Seven Basic Principles of Life

design, authority, responsibility, suffering, ownership, freedom, success
Just as there are universal laws that govern the world of nature, there are basic principles that govern our personal lives and relationships. These seven Biblical principles apply to every person, regardless of culture, background, religion, age, education, or social status.

Stand Alone for Truth

upholding righteousness for the glory of God
As a believer, it is likely that some time during your life you will be challenged to stand alone—to be in a situation that forces you to decide if you will obey God or “follow the crowd.” Your decision will either glorify God or give the enemies of God an opportunity to

Effectively Appeal to Authorities

seven guidelines for presenting an appeal
God requires every one to be under authority.

Keys to Encouraging Your Children

invest in your relationships
We have found several ways to encourage our children.

Writing to Your Leaders

tips for writing to leaders and officials
Staying in touch with your authorities is important in each sphere of life, including the home, church, school, workplace, and community. When you make a formal appeal or address a public official, consider the following tips as you draft your letter:

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