12/19/15 Controlling Our Passions

READING: Titus 1-3 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  I love the Word of God. It’s powerful. It speaks to my life today. It shows me how to live. It truly…

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Dealing with Dying Programs in a Church

Most of our churches have at least one – that is, a program that’s not working anymore. The activity goes on, but it’s now more a habit than a transformational ministry.

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12/18/15 Pouring Out Our Life

READING: 1 Timothy 1-6 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Timothy was Paul’s protégé in the faith. Paul the apostle poured his life into Timothy, preparing him to carry…

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12/17/15 The False God of Worry

READING: Philippians 1-4 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Sometimes I read a Bible text, and all I can do is immediately confess and pray. I suppose today’s reading of the book…

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8 Evidences that Your God is Too Small

More than one writer has written about the reality that the God we claim to serve today is too small in our minds compared to the God of the Bible. That limited understanding of God becomes evident in our churches, too.

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12/16/15 The Way We Walk

READING: Ephesians 1-6 TEXTS AND APPLICATION:  Several years ago, I was a volunteer firefighter doing training in all of my gear.  My wife, Pam, came to…

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Why We Can’t Give Up on the Church

Let’s be honest: many of us have probably thought about giving up on the church at some point. God’s people can be problems. Sometimes we just want to walk away.

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