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Rejoice in the Lord Always (Session One, Anxious for Nothing)

Rejoice in the Lord Always (Session One, Anxious for Nothing)

Editor’s note: There’s a good reason that Max Lucado is called “America’s Pastor.” He has his finger on the pulse of the nation and words of healing and hope to share. 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

Goliath Must Fall: Dead But Still Deadly

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. — 1 Peter 5:8–9 Orientation When Louie was a

Are You A Christian Atheist?

Watch the Trailer for The Christian Atheist “If you were to be put on trial for being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?” Many believers have been challenged by this question. Do we know Christ well enough to walk in His footsteps? Perhaps the problem is that we believe in Him,

what is exegesis

Exegesis: You Can Do It

Is Exegesis your middle name? Or does the thought of using an exegetical method to interpret Scriptures sends chills down your spine? According to Henry Blackaby, coauthor of Encounters with God: Transforming Your Bible Study, everyone is an exegete. In the excerpt below, Henry and his sons Melvin and Norman aim to remove that “fear

Bible Verses about Strength: 12 Scriptures

Bible Verses about Strength Say the word strength, and immediately one thinks of diet plans, workout routines, and trips to the gym. The word reminds us of the workout clothes we bought last year, with good intentions, but never wore. To be physically strong and fit is a fine goal, but there is a greater

You Can Have The Life You’ve Always Wanted

Success in any field requires work, practice, dedication, and the ability to learn from setbacks. When something is worth our effort, we throw ourselves into the task. What makes us think becoming spiritually mature is any different? The Apostle Paul used terms borrowed from the sporting world. “Work out your salvation,” “run to win,” “buffet

She’s Still There: Fight for Your Life

You have to choose to be brave enough to believe that a uniquely beautiful life is still yours to have. And you have to choose to be bold enough to grab hold of the hope you have for the girl inside. The girl who’s still there. The girl who dreamed of — and deserves —

Jesus Is ______: Scandalous Grace

Jesus is _____. How would you fill in that blank? That question is at the heart of a campaign The City Church launched a couple of years ago with the goal of getting Seattle to think about Jesus. Our purpose wasn’t to tell anyone what to believe. We just wanted people to get Jesus on

Uninvited Session One: Living Loved

Live from a deep assurance that you are fully loved, and you won’t find yourself begging others for scraps of love. Live loved.   If you were to write the definition of love, what would it be? If you were to write the definition of rejection, what would it be? Watch the Session One Video: Living

Wiser Together

We Can Be Wiser Together A person who is wise is someone who has learned how to live life the right way. He or she is wise about relationships, wise about career, wise about money, wise about family, wise about character, and wise about eternity. “Wisdom is priceless!” says the writer of Proverbs. All of

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