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Crushing Times When You Want to Run Away

Crushing Times When You Want to Run Away

Watch this Special Video Message from Lysa Just for Us! Jesus Could Have Run Jesus knew the crushing heart feeling. He felt it. He carried it. He wrestled with it. And there was a moment when He could have run. The night was heavy with grief for Him. Jesus ate with the disciples for the very

The Lesson of Prophecy: God Is In Control

You can’t turn on your TV or open your web browser these days without something flashing urgent on the world scene. Stories flood the airways about another urgent conflict in the world with Russia, Iran, ISIS, North Korea or China, all of which appear to have the real potential of igniting world ending battles! And

Mom Brain to the World

Give a Hoot If this is going to be a Christian nation that doesn’t help the poor, either we have to pretend that Jesus was just as selfish as we are, or we’ve got to acknowledge that He commanded us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition— and then admit that we

Ages and Stages for Discipling Your Kids

The different ages of your children will require different ways of thinking through the discipleship process because there are different ways of communicating and making connections with each of them. But rather than viewing this challenge as a problem, think of the privilege of continually looking for ways to make the attractiveness of life with

What to Do When You Still Haven’t Found What You’re Looking For

A Long Night of Nothing The last chapter of John opens on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. The disciples were all in a boat, and Jesus was on the beach, watching them fish. They weren’t in Jerusalem anymore. They were maybe seventy miles away. What’s significant about the location is that this was

You Don’t Have to Understand God

When we don’t understand something about God, some people are tempted to discredit him completely. My friend Andy Stanley said, “You don’t have to understand everything to believe in something.” In John 9, Jesus met a man who was born blind and forced to beg just to get by. Jesus’ disciples wanted to know whose

The DNA of a Disciple-Making Movement

Imagine a day when Jesus-style disciple making is the norm for the local church. Everyday Christians are engaged in relationships with people (inside and outside the church) so that they can show the love of Jesus and help people to trust and follow Him. Churches are known as disciple-making places, where Jesus-like people are created.

Receiving the Blessing

The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: The Lord make His face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The Lord lift up His countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. — Numbers 6:24-26 KJV In the closing moments of the Sunday morning service, our pastor raises his arms toward Heaven and calls down

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