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Go Find Some Darkness

Go Find Some Darkness

Every day, there are situations in our normal routines that require us to be the light of Christ in the midst of utter darkness. Every day, there are people crossing our paths who need to hear a word of hope, feel a touch of compassion, see the possibility of a different future. We need not

Finding Your Big “Why?”

In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven. — Matthew 5:16 Video: Finding Your Big “Why?” Play the video teaching segment for session one. As you watch, record any thoughts or concepts that stand out to you in the outline

The Gospel of Caesar

I love walking on the Via Egnatia, the ancient Roman Road that stretched nearly 650 miles from Byzantium (the European side of modern Istanbul) in the east to Dyrrhacium (Durres in present-day Albania) in the west, where it connected via the Adriatic Sea to the Appian Way in Italy. The large paving stones that Roman

Ordinary Holiness

  I attended a funeral recently for my close friend Debi’s dad. Few people look forward to attending funerals. The sadness, the loss, the reality that they can no longer be with their loved one. This funeral, however, was filled with moments of ordinary holiness. I witnessed, through the pictures, the presentation, and the words

Understanding The Faith of Abraham

How much does God desire to have a relationship with us? The answer can be found as early as the book of Genesis. After His relationship with Adam and Eve broke down, God reached out to Abraham. So important was that relationship, that Romans 4 traces our faith back to Abraham. Israel’s Mission is a

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Bible Verses about Peace: 8 Principles

If we read the New Testament letters looking to find Bible verses about peace, we find a specific greeting used sixteen times: “Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” This Bible verse about peace from 1 Corinthians 1:3  is found in several other locations. Yet, there is more to

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