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Don’t Be Surprised By Trouble

Don’t Be Surprised By Trouble

Our hope comes in Jesus, even when He doesn’t do what we want Him to do. Even when He doesn’t fix what’s broken in our life… When Jesus is with us, He’s our anchor in the rough waters of a troubled life. If we want to survive the storm we need to cling to Him like

Because of Bethlehem: God Has a Face

Editor’s Note: Have you heard the news? Because of Bethlehem, the four-week Advent study by Max Lucado, is coming back as our Christmas Online Bible Study this year! This study impacted so many lives last Christmas – we had to bring it back for our new Bible study friends and for past participants wanting to make it

Giving Thanks for God’s Abundance

Consider it Thankfulness is a skill we can develop with practice. It’s just a matter of pausing and noticing the abundance with which God has filled our lives. We can choose to view life through the lens of deprivation (noticing everything we don’t have and worrying that there is never enough for us) or through

3 Christmas Bible Studies for Advent

Is your small group or Sunday school class looking for a Christmas Bible Study? The Advent season is a time to get ready and prepare our hearts for the celebration of the birth of Christ. Doing a Christmas Bible Study is a chance to build up in anticipation of the grand event, and to dive

The Daniel Dilemma: In the World but Not of It

Truth without grace is mean. Grace without truth is meaningless. Truth and grace together are good medicine. ~ Chris Hodges Getting Started “Does it really matter what this movie is rated?” “How should I vote on issues that contradict my beliefs?” “When is it appropriate for me to bring up my faith with my coworkers

Are You Wild At Heart?

Watch the Wild at Heart Trailer Where does a man go to develop his full potential? Does he find it in college? Will his adventures lead him to greatness? Will the opinion of others give a complete picture of who he is and can become? We can learn some things about ourselves in each of these

Church of Small Things: Being Faithful in the Small Things

Live in Me. Make your home in Me just as I do in you… I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with Me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. — John 15:4-5 MSG Getting Settled The following paragraphs will orient you

All Things New: The Hope of Renewal

Picture a treasure chest.
Not a small box that might hold jewelry on a girl’s nightstand — a large treasure chest, larger than any suitcase you own, larger than any suitcase you’ve ever seen. Picture a massive oak treasure chest, like pirates might have used, with large iron hinges and a huge clasp. The size and

What’s Water-Walking?

There is something — Someone — inside us who tells us there is more to life than sitting in the boat. You were made for something more…. There is something inside you that wants to walk on the water — to leave the comfort of routine existence and abandon yourself to the high adventure of

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