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No More Stinkin’ Thinkin’

Has it ever seemed like you’ve had the same point come up over and over again in sermons, personal Bible study, conversations, books you’re reading, and everywhere else? I call that a 2×4 – a time when God seems to… Continue reading

“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

Fixing Faulty Thinking

Do you struggle with negative thoughts? God’s been hammering an important truth into me over the past few weeks.

I got really sick over Christmas and I think it was (at least in part) a result of stress. So, I’ve… Continue reading

My Journey

Once I finally acknowledged my death, I figured out the purpose for my life.

I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live… Continue reading

How to Talk to Your Kids About the Election Results

People across the nation are still reeling from last week’s election results. This affects children too. Children have been listening for months to parents, the media, and other sources engage in passionate comments and arguments regarding Donald Trump and Hillary… 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

Is There An Age Limit for Spiritual Gifts?

This question is not often voiced, but we see it lived out so many places. Children are shunted aside until they are “old enough.” Retirees and Senior adults are dismissed as “out of touch,” “past their prime,” or “old fashioned.”… Continue reading

“Did God Mess Up When He Made Me?”

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What goals did you make for 2016? What New Year’s resolutions did you make? Did you look at how you can serve better God this year?

This month we’ll be looking closer at spiritual gifts and how… Continue reading

How to Be Humble, Part 3

Happy New Year! What are your goals for 2016 or your New Year’s resolutions? Have you considered asking God to make you more humble?

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Today we are wrapping up our look at Philippians 2:1-11. Monday we… Continue reading

Did Jesus Celebrate Hanukkah?

Did you know Jesus celebrated Hanukkah? In fact, at one such celebration, He taught something very important about Himself.

What is Hanukkah?

Here are two videos which explain the origin of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah (also spelled Chanukah).

This… Continue reading

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