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Church Preaching

Teaching and Preaching: What’s the Difference?

Brothers and sisters, preach the gospel as though you’ve been in the fires yourself. Preach truth to your own heart, your neighbors, your church, your co-workers and your family. Be a herald of the grace you received, through which God declared you righteous by faith in His Son, Jesus.

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Church doctrine

The Real Hero of the Bible

While we often hold up famous biblical characters as heroes, the truth is that God is the real hero of the Bible.

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discipleship

When It’s Hard To Be a Patient Parent

There are many challenges to parenting. Some of the challenges are innate. What I mean is that it just comes with the territory. Every parent knows there will be days of exhaustion in the battle to teach our offspring the rights and wrongs of this life. Even just the common decency of pleases and thank […]

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discipleship

Relating to Peter is Not Enough

Most people can relate to the Apostle Peter. His tenacious, spontaneity attracts the wild at heart. He was quick to speak and slow to listen just like so many of us. He often found himself in situations that could have been avoided if he simply kept his eyes on the glory of Christ. All of […]

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Church

Loving God and People is Living the Gospel

Much of the world even knows instinctively that love should be shared across borders, between the world’s ethnic groups and with those who are weak, oppressed and hurting. But only Christians can do what God is requiring because it is only the Christian that has the indwelling Spirit of Christ living through them and empowering them to love

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Church Devotional

Things That Matter Rarely Happen Fast

“so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness […]

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Adoption Church discipleship

We Have Children All Over The World

“I feel like we have babies all over the world. We just need to figure out where they are.” That’s exactly what my beautiful wife said today during lunch. Two things come to mind: First – We’ll need a bigger house! Second – Thank you, God, for such a selfless woman to do life with. […]