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    Lessons From Lowly Shepherds

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    That night some shepherds were in the fields outside the village, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terribly frightened, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news of great […] More

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    Why Revival Tarries – Part 2

    Many groups who pray for revival have a difficult time defining what revival would actually look like. It stand to reason that if we struggle to define the goal, we will likely struggle even more to define the steps we expect to see from start to finish along the journey. To revive something implies the […] More

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    Why Revival Tarries – Part 1

    I have actually heard of groups “praying for revival” for decades without spending too much time to analyze why revival has yet to happen. One of the ways revival is short-circuited is an unwillingness to honor important scriptural mandates and principals. One of those is the often overlooked principles of leadership for the Church. In […] More

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    Effective Evangelism: Using Redemptive Vision-Casting

    John’s neighbor, Adam, was a bartender at a nightclub. John had been reaching out to Adam for years, having him over for dinner, inviting him to functions at his church, and even trying to be a servant-model by helping him with yard and home projects from time to time. Even with all his efforts, Adam […] More

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    Is America in it’s final days?

    “A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses […] More

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    The Love of Authentic Disciples

    Every year, around Memorial Day you will see this Scripture posted many times: “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13). In Scripture, this passage is not in the context of military service, but Jesus’ teaching his disciples about the high cost of discipleship and the type of love they should demonstrate as a result.

    What if Christians applied this to their own lives? How much more influential would the Church be if we demonstrated this type of sacrificial love to one another? Continue reading

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    Religion or Relationship?

    A homeless man drifted into an upscale denominational church one Sunday morning. He was quite dirty, disheveled, and not necessarily smelling so pleasant. Unaware of the attention he would attract for just entering the building, he took a seat on the third row, making himself much more the center of attention in the congregation. During […] More

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    Choosing Life over Legalism, Grace over Judgment

    In the beginning, God gave Adam and Eve a choice. Choose the tree of life or the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The former would preserve their innocence, guarantee them eternal and abundant life, and the latter would bring death, shame, blame, guilt, and judgment. As we all know, they accepted Satan’s […] More

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    Conception of Rebellion

    A child is born out of wedlock. As a result, he suffers from rejection, bitterness, and rebellion throughout his life. Being conceived in a moment of lust, not love, he also struggles with lust, impurity, and the staying committed in marriage. The moment of conception is very important. However, not only in human reproduction. The […] More