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Spiritual Disciplines for Daily Life Part 09

Posted on August 16, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

When we look at the discipline of serving, the primary focus of this discipline is ministering to people within the local church. But what about those who are not yet part of the family of God through Jesus Christ? Do we have a discipline that collectively ministers to those who have not yet believed? I am glad you asked.

The fourth corporate discipline for us to practice is the discipline of sharing. Matthew 28:18-20 commissions all disciples for all time to take the Gospel of Jesu...

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Culturally Comfortable or Culturally Challenging

Posted on September 27, 2017 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Churches ultimately create their own sense of culture.  While there is nothing immediately wrong with the culture that emerges within a local church, there are times where our culture can become sacred to us and even an idol of worship.  As a church we are called to be culturally challenging to the world around us, but many times we settle into a culture that is comfortable for us to exist within.  This mindset is littered with obstacles that can and often do limit our ability ...

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Getting Out What You Are Putting In: Investing in Prayer for Your Children

Posted on January 9, 2017 at 2:45 PM Comments comments (0)

In our previous post, we began discussing the need to invest in our family and then we provided solutions to investing in prayer for our spouse. If a spouse is all that you have in your family, then I would encourage you to reread that post and double down on your investments. However, if you are like me then you have a collection of younger people in your family called children that are also in need of a prayer investment.

So how are we to pray for our children? Are there an...

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The Great Gifts of Christmas Part 03

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (0)

The Gift of Jesus

The celebration of Christmas is centered in God’s gift to humanity, the Lord Jesus. While I know that Jesus wasn’t likely born in December and that they are a great deal of other traditions that have been blended together over the years to produce this festive season, let us keep the main thing the main thing. God gave Jesus to humanity so that he would save his people from their sins.

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