This summer our church spent every Sunday reflecting on the prayers of Jesus and Paul for the Church. I thought the series would draw us together as we learned to pray for one another and be an easy series to follow for those who were in and out with summer travels. What I didn’t anticipate…

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Do extremists ever change the world for good? You could argue that being extremely passionate about something can be a good thing. For example, I’m a New York Yankees fan. Considering they’ve won 27 World Series titles, it’s understandable to be passionate. But if this passion goes to extremes, and I belittle or slander Mets…

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The COVID pandemic has revealed some previously hidden spiritual weaknesses in our churches. As we assess the damage and take steps to lead our churches to better spiritual health, we must not overlook the health of our children and children’s ministries. We wouldn’t be the first to make that fatal mistake. Why Is a Healthy…

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The main distinction of Christianity from all other world religions is Christianity’s understanding of the purpose of man, his condition, his destiny and God’s intervention into creation through the God-man Jesus Christ. Christianity’s details center on the beauty and grace-soaked doctrines of the person of Christ, his work and his ascension, followed by the sovereign…

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When I sit and ponder what my life has looked like, I remember all the crazy and hard times I have walked through.  When I was three, I saw my two-year-old brother fall off a three-story fire escape head first. He is still alive today. My father struggled with drugs and alcohol but was saved…

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I think it is safe to say that most pastors desire a healthy prayer ministry in their churches. We know prayer is important, but it seems like an uphill struggle to motivate and encourage people to deepen their commitment to prayer. It feels like the hill turns into a cliff when we talk about developing…

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