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Effective Preaching

5 ways preachers blow it during the invitation

I'm a big fan of preaching. When I was only twelve years old I read Biblical Preaching by the late,...
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Unlikely Fighter

Unlikely Fighters of the Bible

When God chooses one of us for His plan, the chosen one is often not who we might have expected. Throughout history, God has proved He uses the most unlikely people for the greatest of purposes. From Mary, the mother of Jesus, to the Apostle Paul, individuals who seem to have no place being instrumental

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Good Friday

A Walk to the Cross: Free Curriculum to Prepare for Good Friday

“…they crucified him.” Mark 15:25 Those three words don’t fully capture what Jesus went through when he was tortured and crucified. He was beaten beyond human recognition. He was flogged within an inch of his life. He was stripped of all his clothes and nailed to the cross with spike nails. For six hours he

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Evangelism

Be half monk and half missionary

“Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.” Mark 3:13-15 We are called, like the early disciples, to be half monk and

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Youth Ministry

The Failure of Youth Ministry (and how to fix it!)

Many of us, including me, can trace much of our spiritual heritage to a youth group that pointed our hearts toward Jesus. I am so deeply grateful for the youth leaders who poured into me throughout my middle school and high school years. As a former youth leader, I have seen the workings of youth

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Evangelism

The Power of the Simple G.O.S.P.E.L.

“For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ for it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes….” Romans 1:16 Just this morning I was reminded of the power of the simple message of Jesus. One of our Dare 2 Share team members, who had been praying for her

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Uncategorized

My Prayer for the United States in 2022

Dear Father, 2021 has been a tough year. We’ve lost friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to the pandemic. We’ve been eye-witnesses (and sometimes participants) in online battles between vaxxers and anti-vaxxers, between those who believe in masks and those who don’t, between the political left and the political right. We’ve seen raging fires, crime-ridden cities,

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Uncategorized

The ONE Resolution You Should Make this Year

It’s at about this time every year that millions of people around the world start thinking about next year. They imagine the habits they will start…next year. They think about the weight they will lose…next year. They dream about the money they will make and save…next year. But, more often than not, our New Year’s

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Unlikely Fighter

Coming november 9

The story of how a fatherless street kid overcame violence, chaos, and confusion to become a radical Christ follower.

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