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The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship

Every Christian is a disciple. In fact, the Lord’s Great Commission was to go into all the world and  make disciples… teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. — Matthew 28:19-20 That means the mission of the Church, and the goal of evangelism, is to make disciples. Disciples are people who believe, those

Think About What You Think About

In her short thirteen years Rebecca Taylor has endured more than fifty-five surgeries and medical procedures and approximately one thousand days in the hospital. Christyn, Rebecca’s mom, talks about her daughter’s health complications with the ease of a surgeon. The vocabulary of most moms includes phrases such as “cafeteria food,” “slumber party,” and “too much

The Fight

What if the only thing standing between where you are and where God has called you to be is a fight? It might be the last thing you expected, especially on your journey with Christ. We’re taught that “blessed are the peace-makers” and that we should “make every effort to live in peace” (Matthew 5:9;

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Mister Rogers: “Look for the Helpers”

Editor’s Note: What can we learn from Mister Fred Rogers about kindness, loving your neighbor, and learning to talk about our feelings during difficult times? Tom Hanks portrays the children’s television icon in the major motion picture, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, out now on digital platforms, DVD, and Blue-ray. What many people did not

How Beauty Blooms: Going Through

  I wonder if Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego thought they’d end up in the furnace. Surely they didn’t think it unimaginable that King Nebuchadnezzar would toss them in the flames, but I wonder if they thought it would really come to that. In their speech to King Nebuchadnezzar, they claimed that God would deliver them

What Makes Rejection So Awful?

I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in Me should stay in darkness. — John 12:46 My mouth was dry. My hands a bit numb. There was a stabbing tightness in my chest. My mind blurred as my thoughts became a fragmented kaleidoscope of a million pictured

Jesus OBS Week 3 — Compassionate Physician

Great crowds came to Him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute, and many others, and laid them at His feet; and He healed them. — Matthew 15:30 Jesus went into the towns and countryside and sought out those who had been affected by all forms of ailments. And He healed them. Jesus

Stretch yourself to not only trust Him in the calm but to find Him in the chaos.

How to Recognize God Moments

God moments are real and are occurring all around us all of the time.  They are happening whether we recognize them or not. In fact, I’m convinced we miss out on so many simply because we’re not aware of the indicators that help us recognize them.  That awareness could differentiate between an average and an

3 Scriptures That Will Help Draw You Near to God

This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. — 1 John 5:14-15 Have you ever shared something deeply

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