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Alpha Session One: Is There More to Life Than This?

Alpha Session One: Is There More to Life Than This?

Alpha Session One: Is There More to Life Than This? What, if any, has been your experience of Christianity? Boring? Untrue? Irrelevant? At the heart of the Christian faith is the person of Jesus Christ. Then Jesus declared, “I am the bread of life.” (John 6:35) JESUS SAID, “I AM THE WAY.” The first-order questions

Defiant Joy with Candace Payne

You’re Invited to the Defiant Joy Online Bible Study

You direct me on the path that leads to a beautiful life. As I walk with You, the pleasures are never-ending, and I know true JOY and contentment. — Psalm 16:11 We’re in need of some joy, aren’t we? We need to smile, chuckle, and laugh until our sides ache. What’s that saying? — laughter is the

Think About What You Think About

Editor’s Note: We’re living in uncertain times. What have you been thinking about lately? Troubles? Worries? Fears? Anxious thoughts can take over our minds if we don’t heed the Word of God and stay in command of our own thinking. If you could use some more calm, we invite you to get some wonderful free

Play With Fire: The Holy Spirit and the Abundant Life

Holy Spirit On the final day of the retreat, the prayer team called my mom to the front of the room. One of the leaders pushed her forward in her wheelchair, and the women placed their hands on her body and began to pray. In a beautiful moment of spontaneity, women from all over the auditorium got to their feet,

Depression: Jesus Understands Deep Sorrow

I was thirteen, working on some homework at the kitchen table when the yellow crank-dial phone that hung on the wall rang. My mom was washing dishes at the time, and I remember her gently drying off her hands before she answered it. “Oh no!” was her response. I watched as her shoulders sank and

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First Day of Advent! A Heavenly Herald

Today is the first day of Advent — the season of waiting, anticipating, preparing, and rejoicing for the coming celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. Meditate today on the history-shattering even of the birth of Christ. Start this Advent season with song! What are you doing today to mark the beginning of

Created to Become Like Christ

You were created to become like Christ. From the very beginning, God’s plan has been to make you like His Son, Jesus. This is your destiny and the third purpose of your life. God announced this intention at Creation: Then God said, ‘Let Us make human beings in Our image and likeness’. – Genesis 1:26 In all of

God’s Transforming Turnaround Power

Turnaround Action We need to understand our turnaround God because He speaks from a turnaround perspective. He may ask for actions that make no apparent sense to where we are currently living but make total sense for where we will be going. Have you ever felt God ask you to do something that seemed to

Keeping Our Joy

And on that day they offered great sacrifices, rejoicing because God had given them great joy. The women and children also rejoiced. The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away. — Nehemiah 12:43 She waited until I had spoken to every woman in line. Before she spoke a word, I could see and sense her grief. With quivering lips and tear-filled eyes, she spoke words

Matthew 9:36

Jesus’ POV

When He saw the crowds… – Matthew 9:36 If you want to get the attention of a roomful of teenagers, turn something wild loose. A little touch of chaos in the atmosphere periodically is an asset to any youth group. Years ago when I was a youth pastor, I turned something loose as I got ready to tell the

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