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“The church is full of hypocrites!”

“The church is full of hypocrites!” How would you answer someone (or yourself) in the face of this objection? The same objection may be voiced a number of ways. “I like Jesus, just not the church. It’s full of hypocrites.”… Continue reading

“Jesus, take my life… but not that!”

Are there parts of life where Jesus isn’t allowed?

That is a question that’s come up in my reading this week and in the sermon again this morning. In America we have a tendency to think of church (or religion)… Continue reading

The Danger of Good Friday Suspense

The true story of one traumatized little girl led me to reevaluate the way I teach and celebrate the events of Easter.

Next week is Holy Week where churches around the world will be remembering Palm Sunday, the Last Supper,… Continue reading

Does your heart or actions drive your love?

A few weeks ago my music minister said something about love and worship that continues to echo in my ears.

It had been at least three weeks since I’d been in choir because of a terrible bout of bronchitis and… Continue reading

SNEAK PEEK – Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family Advent Devotionals

You may have seen us advertising the new Family Advent Readings designed for use in “Big Church.” Today we’re getting a sneak peek at the new Advent Family Devotional which will be available next week.

Waiting for Christmas: Weekly Family… Continue reading

An Unexpected Encounter with God

Do you sometimes feel like you’re giving all you have but don’t seem to make any measurable progress? I do.

This is why I chose to study the account of Jesus walking on water. It’s true that this was a… Continue reading

Worship Joyfully

Advent begins November 27, 2016. (Click here to learn what Advent is.) In preparation for Advent, Ruth Frost has written this guest post. Ruth taught elementary music for 25 years. She has two children, two step-children, and nine… Continue reading

Coloring Contest – Win a FREE Book!

UPDATE: This contest has been extended. In addition to free books, each submission will be sent a goodie bag with small toys and candy. Simply send a picture of something we do at church to:

Parent Road Ministries, P.O. Box… Continue reading

Are You Trying to Do God’s Job?

In disciple group the other day, I was reminded of a truth that blew my mind. I felt like I was in a Jet.com commercial: “Poof! Mind blown.” The first time I head this truth, it changed my life.… Continue reading

6 Steps for Dealing with Rambunctious Children

It’s test season in public schools across America. This is the third year I’ve been an elementary school test monitor. Honestly, I love it! It gives me a great opportunity to encourage and pray for students, teachers, the schools, our… Continue reading

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