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By TJ Wilder
Bible Baptist Church 

Failure can be a highly successful undertaking in a life of faith

Pastor's Corner


Everyone wants to be a success. I have never met anyone who purposely set out to be a failure. I am sure, this is why so much has been written on the topic “How to be a Success” and why these books are so popular. I think it was Theodore Roosevelt who said, “The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” The simple reality is that failure is one of those ugly realities of life—a common experience to all of us to some degree. So, the ability to handle failure in its various forms and degrees is a vital part of the spiritual life and another sign of maturity. A careful study of the Bible reveals that most of the great figures of Scripture experienced f...

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