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discipleship

Home Groups and the Sunday Gathering

When Christians gather on Sundays it is easy to come and go without ever seeing the uglier side of anyone’s life. It is easy to hide the parts of life that make us human and needy for the Gospel.

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Church Church Planting Commission Shaping Surrender

Church Planting: A Shaping Matter

The house is under contract, there are packing boxes everywhere, the moving truck is booked and it’s all coming together now. I’m planting a Church; New City Church in Bath, Maine, to be exact. My family, together as a team, is planting a Church and we see God’s fingerprints all over it. This does not […]

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Church Church Planting Commission

The Great Commission (podcast)

Many Christians still do not know what the Great Commission is. Is this okay? Can the Church grow if we are not going in His name and doing as He says? Episode #6 is up and ready for your listening! http://www.podcastgarden.com/episode/the-great-commission_87631

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Church Perseverance Strength

Strength and Perseverance in the Church

When Paul entered Lystra for the second time after being beaten and left for dead, it was no question as to why he was there. He had returned to the city to “strengthen the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the […]

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Current Events Mission

Preparing Your Heart for Post Election

Every presidential election cycle I get the same feeling in my stomach. It’s not a fear of the wrong person getting into office. It’s not so much a concern about policies, tax hikes or American freedoms being stripped away. It’s a concern for the Church. I notice it every time. Christians fear the outcome of […]

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Difficulty Famine flesh Hardship Mission

There’s Nothing in “Egypt” For You

Genesis 12:10 “Now there was a famine in the land. So Abram went down to Egypt to sojourn there, for the famine was severe in the land.” Not much will test your faith like famine. When famine came, Abram left the place of promise, the place where God visited him.