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Seven Spiritual Disciplines for the Millennial Christian

I don’t like discipline. I’m all about being natural and flexible when it comes to spiritual growth. However, it requires hard work and discipline to see improvement in so many aspects of life. Think about a sport that you’ve been […]

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Esteem for Self or for God?

So there’s this event record in the Gospels where Jesus takes Peter, James and John up on the mountain side for a week where they see Jesus transformed into His glorified-heavenly body (which we call the “transfiguration”). Then they get […]

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Why do we seek the living among the dead?

Today we celebrate Resurrection Sunday. We might call it “Easter” and some might focus on spring, bunnies and brightly colored eggs. But today is all about the the resurrection of Jesus. Yes, a guy from Nazareth who lived in Galilee […]

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Digging into God’s Word Part Four

When I was in school one of my least favorite subjects was math. As a kid, I didn’t understand the value in learning how to add numbers together or understanding multiplication tables. As I got older the application of the […]

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Follow Your Heart

I hear well meaning people say it all the time. “Just do what you want.” “We just want you to be happy.” We hear inspirational speakers say “You know best, just follow your heart.” This idea exists (even in Christian […]

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Digging into God’s Word Part Three

One of the most important tools that I use when reading God’s Word is some highlighters and a pen to underline verses and various portions of passages in my Bible. Now highlighting your Bible is not something that you’ll read […]

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Three Churches People Leave

It seems many leadership and church blogs are talking about people who leave churches. I’ve read about the types of people who leave churches and the types of things churches are doing that cause people to leave. It seems everyone […]

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Digging Into God’s Word Part Two

When studying the Bible, it’s really easy to crack open a commentary to get the explanation of what a passage means or how it applies to our lives. However, when you’re digging into God’s Word you will get so much […]

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Student Ministry Philsophy

What is Student Ministry philosophy? It’s what guides our programming choices, our ministry focus, how we prepare our teaching, and it guides our volunteer leaders. The philosophy behind student ministry is the most important thing when it comes to thinking […]

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Am I Flippant or Fearful?

How often have I been flippant before God? How often have I approached God with overconfidence, demanding what He so freely offers yet I don’t deserve? How come I’m ok with coming before God with a junked up conscience so […]

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