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Questions related to Command 2: Follow Me

Character Qualities

transformation into the character of Christ
The Greek word for character is charakter. It is translated in Scripture as the “express image.” According to The Complete Word Study Dictionary New Testament, the word “originally denoted an engraver or engraving tool.

The Secret to Spending Time Wisely

learning to value service to others
God’s gift of time is a treasure! As I grew up, my parents taught our family to recognize the value of time. My own experience has shown me how fulfilling it is to live in the fear of God and learn to trade the time He gives for that which will last for eternity in His kingdom.

There Is Enough Time in a Day

learning to rejoice in God’s sufficient provision of time
After living in different cultural situations and working under a wide spectrum of authority structures, I have come to appreciate what God says in Scripture about time management.

The Key to Homeschool Survival

running the race with patience
When we first heard about ATI, we were thrilled! Then we saw the brochure.  That well-groomed, happy faced family sitting around a table. The children busily doing schoolwork together. Mom and Dad looking composed and in control.

Accepting God’s Assignments

finding success through surrender
Not long after reaching high-school age, I began to dread the questions my relatives, friends, and acquaintances frequently asked. “So, what are you going to do after graduation? What do you want to major in? What are your plans?”

Christ’s Unchangeable Features

God’s design in the life of Christ
Unchangeable features such as family, ethnicity, and time in history have a great influence in our lives. Sometimes these characteristics are difficult to accept. They can bring challenges into our lives and cause others to reject us.

When Asked to Do Wrong

responding to authorities when you cannot follow their direction
Has your boss ever asked you to do something that you think is wrong? Have your parents asked you to do something wrong? What should you do?

Resting in the Master’s Hands

learning to thrive in God’s will
When I was younger, I dreamed of doing something important with my life. When ATI newsletters arrived in the mail, I pored over the pictures of smiling young people involved in exciting ministry opportunities, and I longed to be in their shoes.

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