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The Church Is Not a Place, But People

The Church Is Not a Place, But People

Jesus Prom If you live in the United States, one of the questions you’re likely to hear at a dinner party is, “Where do you go to church?” Going to church has been part of American culture for a long time — especially in the South. In fact, people sometimes use it as shorthand to

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Joseph: Relationship Reveals Your Purpose

We have a dream for what will happen in our life, so we set goals, establish plans, and make a list of steps to make our dream a reality. This all sounds good. But what if God doesn’t follow our plan? What if His plan to fulfill our dream takes us in a completely different

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What Makes a Man a Man?

Football has been dealt a credibility blow lately with the allegations against some of the NFL’s bigger stars. It raises some questions: Are we looking up to the wrong people? Are there no football players we can look to as role models? Tim Brown was a star wide receiver for the Oakland Raiders. He stood

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Before Amen: Jesus, Teach Us How to Pray

Wouldn’t it have been nice to have been one of the 12 disciples of Jesus? They learned first hand from Jesus Himself. However, a study of the gospel accounts reveals that many of His teachings left them scratching their heads, wondering about what they had just heard. In the quiet moments, they could have asked for extra

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What Does It Mean to Put God First In Your Life?

What does it mean to put God first in your life? Matthew 6:33 tells us to “Seek first His kingdom and His righteousness”, but how do we accomplish this when life seems to crowd out the best of intentions? Work, family, and so many other responsibilities take up every waking minute of our day. Is it

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Standing Fearless Against The Storms Of Life

Does your faith stand in the middle of a personal storm? When your world seems to crash and burn, does your faith give you the ability to stand fearless against the storm? Max Lucado explores the words of Jesus in the study, Fearless. As the disciples made their way across the sea, a great storm swept

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You Can’t Be Spiritually Mature and Emotionally Immature

Many sincere followers of Christ, followers who are really passionate for God, join a church, participate weekly in a small group, serve with their gifts, and who are considered “mature,” remain stuck at a level of spiritual immaturity—especially when faced with interpersonal conflicts and crises. The Emotionally Healthy Spirituality video study and companion study guide by Peter

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Blessed Are Those Who Have Not Seen

Have you ever wondered what it would have been like to be a disciple of Jesus, listening to the Lord’s teachings first hand? Picture yourself bearing witness to the miracles, or sitting at his feet listening to Him pray. Imagine the joy and blessings! Yet, we really have not missed out on the blessing of

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The Best Yes: You’ve Got a Part to Play

Life is a constant barrage of choices. It can be overwhelming if we always say yes in an effort to please others. We can end up doing things we’re not good at or even interested in and not doing the things we are good at and interested in. Wouldn’t it be nice if we learned

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The Divine Conspiracy – Trust Jesus!

The scoffer asks, “Where is your God?” The Bible says He is here and He is active in this world. Dallas Willard explores this truth in The Divine Conspiracy. In this study, we explore the truth of God’s presence in our world. God is calling us to enter in to His plan, His way. But, the

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