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Sabbath… What’s That?

Sabbath… What’s That?

#killyourwifi Just this week my husband invited a couple of guys over to eat and hang out. We were all standing around the kitchen island polishing off some smoked gouda and barbecued sausages, while the conversation drifted over to the Ten Commandments. Now, keep in mind, there were three pastors and one pastor’s wife. We

Loving Well in a Broken World: We All Fall Down

Job is perhaps the closest equivalent the ancient world had to a jet-­setting, mansion-­residing billionaire. Considered the “greatest of all the people of the east,” he had “7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 yoke of oxen, and 500 female don­ keys, and very many servants” (Job 1:3). And if that weren’t enough to make him great,

Suffer Strong: Post-Traumatic Growth

In sharing our story, we’ve given many people permission to share their stories back to us. Those stories cover all the ways a person can hurt — loss of a child, divorce, financial struggle, cancer, dysfunctional relationships, addiction — and naturally, many of them are stories similar to ours; that is, they’re related to stroke

Secret Messages Inside New Folsom Prison

  Editor’s note: Casey Diaz was a violent gangbanger whose crimes had caught up to him landing not only in jail but in solitary confinement. Then he experienced a miraculous encounter with Jesus and chose to follow Him. As he grew in his faith, he began to look for ways to share the Gospel among

Psalm 23:3

Not Just Survival! Revival!

How To Experience Perpetual, Personal Revival On a recent visit to New York City, I paused at the 9/11 Memorial, which is at the end of Fulton Street. Then I began walking down Fulton Street itself, which runs crosswise across lower Manhattan. I was looking for a monument, memorial, or historical plaque to indicate how

Death Is Temporary

Death has been swallowed up in victory. — 1 Corinthians 15:54 NIV Barring the return of Christ, you will have one final moment… a last gasp, a final pulse. Your lungs will empty, and your blood will still. What will you be after you die? Answers vary, but Christianity posits a startling idea: “Death has been

Jesus: God with Us

  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were made; without Him nothing was made that has been made. In Him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light

Romans 10:13

Why the Coming Antichrist Matters to You… Right Now

In the closing scene of the movie Castaway, Chuck Noland (Tom Hanks) is parked at a lonely intersection in the middle of Nowhere, Texas. With miles of flat, barren land in every direction, Noland pulls out his paper map and begins considering his options, when, out of the blue, an attractive woman pulls up in

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