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Staying gentle and respectful in today’s political climate is… rare… to say the least! But, that’s what we’re called to be as believers in Christ! We represent Him and in order to show Him to the world around us, we have to embody love. It’s a tall order, but with the Holy Spirit within us, we can do it!

Gentleness and Respect in a World That Is Rapidly Changing

Gentleness and Respect in a World That Is Rapidly Changing

  Confused, Ineffective, and Exhausted Jesus’ message in the Sermon on the Mount was very clear: be different. The salt was supposed to be different than the meat. The light was supposed to be different than the dark (Matthew 5:13-16). In case we missed it, Paul reinforced the message when he told the church at

Helping Our Kids Know That God Is Real

  Last night in Kids’ Church we discussed the topic of being a hero.  The program used the acronym H.E.R.O (helping others, evangelizing, relying on God, and obeying God).  The kids shared different ways and places they can tell others about God.  We came to the conclusion that anyone (age doesn’t matter) can share about

Serving and Sharing

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. — 1 Peter 4:10 Serving others is not always easy. Since my earliest years, my father has lead a humanitarian organization called Samaritan’s Purse. One of the many great things that this group does

Helping Friends Consider the Case for Christ

My only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me — the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace. — Acts 20:24 Getting Started Welcome to session one of Making Your Case for Christ. This study is about how we can better understand, explain,

5 Surprising Things Jesus’ Followers Did After Easter

After 2,000 years, we’ve heard the Easter story so many times we often think we know everything about it. But there are some aspects that are not as well known, particularly the actions that the followers of Jesus took in the days and weeks after the resurrection. Here are five specific things the disciples did

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

The Secrets to Being a Happy Christian: Blessings and Meditation

It’s easy for Christians to be sucked down into the vortex of moaning and groaning about the direction of our culture and society. I’ve been to prayer meetings that are just a litany of complaints…. Of course, there is much to lament, but as Christians, we should usually hear the note of celebration above the

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How Do I Find a Good Church?

One of the questions I am most frequently asked is “How do I find a good church?” This question has taken on added significance in recent years because of the massive impact televangelism has had on our culture. In all too may cases, worship has been replaced with entertainment, and fellowship has been transformed into individualism.

God’s Strength in the Face of Temptation

 All praise to You, Lord, for Your victory over sin and death . . . and for keeping us strong while we wait for Jesus’ triumphant return. It’s always a good strategy to know one’s enemy. We’ve seen, for instance, that Satan is quite a wise, scheming, and skilled marksman. The Deceiver is also very

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