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The Color of Compromise

The Color of Compromise

Racism is one of the most polarizing conversations in our world and in the church. So why should the church wade into this difficult topic? In session 1, we’ll make the case for The Color of Compromise. INTRODUCTION On September 15, 1963, four little girls Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley

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God Will Help You When You Are Sick

We don’t know her name, but we know her situation. Her world was midnight black. Grope-in-the-dark-and-hope-for-help black. Read these three verses and see what I mean: A large crowd followed Jesus and pushed very close around Him. Among them was a woman who had been bleeding for twelve years. She had suffered very much from

There’s no better time that right now to start or re-start reading and learning the Bible! Let’s get going today!

How to Master the Bible So Well That the Bible Masters You

  There is a very close connection between God and His Word. Jesus Himself is called the Word of God (John 1:1, John 1:14; Revelation 19:13). To know God, you must know His Word; to honor God, you must honor His Word; to be in touch with God, you must be in touch with His

How Are You Praying for Our Leaders?

Since our nation’s very first days, God’s greatest movements in our midst have been fashioned and sustained by prayer, from the signing of our earliest documents, to our triumphs over days of darkness, to the spiritual awakenings that have sustained our faith and resolve over the centuries. Throughout Scripture and throughout our history as a

The Heart of a Woman

Think about the women you meet at church. They’re trying to live up to some model of femininity. What do they “teach” you about being a woman? What are they saying to us through their lives? You’d have to conclude that a godly woman is… tired. And guilty. We’re all living in the shadow of that infamous icon, “The

Are you feeling afraid? What if you could be free of fear? What if you talked back to that fear about your God? What if that fear shrank back at the tender care your God takes in every detail of your life? What if that was your story instead?

God Is My Shield

Lie: The World Is a Dangerous, Scary Place He is a shield to those who take refuge in Him. — Proverbs 30:5 I asked my friend Troy which prayer he wanted God to answer above all others. He said he wanted to be free of fear. “I thought about praying for God to fix my

I Have a Dream

Editor’s note: Today we are sharing Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech from the March on Washington in 1963.  The speech is published in its entirety in A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches of Martin Luther King Jr.  While the events surrounding the speech and the nature of

Sometimes God calls us to help those we don’t want to help so He can provide healing for the wrong and broken parts of us.

I Thought God Picked the Wrong Person

  Our tastes of Heaven sometimes require a trip to hell — preferably roundtrip. As a food and fitness speaker and author, I’ve spoken to a wide variety of audiences and have always felt like I was doing God’s work. But when I was asked to present to a group of a few hundred recovering

The One Thing Jesus Couldn’t Stop Talking About

  What Matters Most Our greatest fear should not be of failure, but of succeeding at something that doesn’t really matter.1 The key to life is finding out what matters most and building your life around it. In an age of distraction, however, focusing on what matters most feels impossible. Everything is grabbing at our

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