You’re Not Home Yet

In his book, Fully Alive, Ken Davis tells a story of a weary missionary couple who returned to the USA. After 50 years on the field and the loss of two children to jungle diseases while serving, they descended the gangplank … Continued

The Difference Between Guilt And Shame

Guilt and shame are terrible. But there is a slight difference in their meanings. A while back, I read a book called Tattoos On The Heart by Gregory Boyle. In his work with gangs in downtown Los Angeles, he learned to … Continued

Impressions Don’t Matter To God

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I never thought about it before, but impressions don’t matter to God. There’s nothing we can hide. We are fully known. There’s no point in trying to be someone we are not. God knows who we truly are – and … Continued

Never Forget This…

I don’t know what you may be going through right now, but there’s no doubt you have something you’re dealing with. We want to overcome. We want to stay positive. We want to keep a childlike faith, but it’s not … Continued

Spiritual Fruit Comes From Remaining

Jesus is the vine, we are the branches. Nutrients from the vine don’t just show up once in a while; it’s the constant, ongoing flow of power from the vine to the branch. It’s why the word “remain” is mentioned … Continued

You May Not Even Have Begun What You Will Be Known For

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Who was Moses? What was he known for? You’ve probably already answered the question in your mind – he led God’s people out of slavery. But this morning, I ran across a little detail in Exodus 7:7: Moses was eighty years old and … Continued

Student Ministry and Grace

Student Ministry is a balance of offering an invitation for students to grab hold of faith in Jesus and walking with them through life. Students need grace.  And student ministry leaders need grace too.  It’s not always an easy road. … Continued

Seek God In Everyday Decisions

David went to the Lord in prayer even for his little decisions.  Even everyday decisions can be taken to God in prayer. 18 Now the Philistines had come and spread out in the Valley of Rephaim; 19 so David inquired of the Lord, “Shall I … Continued

Go. For. It.

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I recently ran across a great story in Calvin Nowell’s book Start Somewhere. He told of a New Year’s Eve worship service where the pastor said he had three words from God for each person there. After building some suspense … Continued

Six Ways To Overcome Fear

If you’re alive – you have some fear. Fear isn’t something you try to tackle once and for all – it’s part of living. Some fear helps us – it’s why we don’t stand too close to the edge of … Continued

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