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The Church: Strength and Service

The Church: Strength and Service

  A Place of Strength For me, the best part about the Church is that God has uniquely wired it as His vehicle to heal and offer grace to hurting people. The church is a shelter from the storms. There have been times when my sin and guilt and shame have so overtaken me, I felt like I

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

Expanding our Understanding of Discipleship

Discipleship: Giving to the Poor Is Not About Money Jesus was once asked point blank what we need to do to inherit eternal life; He was asked by someone who already knew all the rules. His response? Give to the poor. We know the law, yet this is probably the most obvious discipleship tool we

Put Faith to Work in Your Family

“My son has more opportunities to serve through Boy Scouts than he does at our church.” “My daughter has learned more about building relationships with homeless people through her school’s required community service than she has through our high school ministry.” I have heard these statements repeatedly from parents across the nation. Whether it’s through

The Spirit of Christmas

Now I commit you to God and to the word of His grace, which can build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. I have not coveted anyone’s silver or gold or clothing. You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. In

The Best Gift

The angel that announced the Savior told the shepherds not to fear but to open their eyes and look for the good things God was doing for them and for the whole world — things that would bring great joy to everyone. The object of Christianity is not to sin less but to glorify God more. It is not to stop

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