12/02/15 Loving God’s Way

READING: 1 Corinthians 12-14 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:   Love is an amazing thing, really. It’s a combination of actions and responses and emotions and thoughts — something that overwhelms us unexpectedly, carries us through…

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9 Ways to Drive People from your Church

Maybe you have some folks you want to drive from your church, but that’s not the focus of this post. My concern here is what churches do that inadvertently drives attenders toward other churches.

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12/01/15 Warning!

READING: 1 Corinthians 9-11 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:   We now have one month left in our Bible reading for 2015. For much of this year, we lived…

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11/30/15 Sexual Immorality and Believers

READING: 1 Corinthians 5-8 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:   I grew up in a non-Christian home where pornography was prevalent. In fact, I honestly can’t remember being so young that I had not…

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11/29/15 What Are You Building?

READING: 1 Corinthians 1-4 TEXTS AND APPLICATION: Here’s the basic question for me from today’s reading: how much of what I do in my life really has eternal significance? It…

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11/28/15 Making Hell Shake

READING: Acts 18:19-19:41 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:   Anyone who knows me well knows that Acts 19:11-16 is probably the theme text for my ministry. The Apostle Paul…

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Types of Struggling Church Leaders

Some of the greatest people I’ve ever met are pastors, staff, and lay leaders who just love the Lord – so I’m hesitant to write this post. However, I’ve also met many leaders who are struggling with their callings.

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11/27/15 A Prayer for Others

READING: 1 Thessalonians 1-5; 2 Thessalonians 1-3 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:   We know we need to pray for others, but that doesn’t mean we always find this task…

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