Why Corporate Prayer Matters

Why Corporate Prayer Matters

Over the past few weeks, I have been slowly walking through the book of Deuteronomy.  Reading the ninth chapter, I was struck by how often God’s message to his people is counterintuitive to modern sensibilities.  Chapter 9 brings us to the brink of a major event in redemptive history.  The people of Israel are on the verge of...

Why Corporate Prayer Matters

Over the past few weeks, I have been slowly walking through the book of Deuteronomy.  Reading the ninth chapter, I was struck by how often God’s message to his people is counterintuitive to modern sensibilities.  Chapter 9 brings us to...

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Everyday Discipleship with Teenagers

Everyday Discipleship with Teenagers

“Change starts with a conversation.” I heard this phrase a few years ago at church camp and it has stuck with me ever since. You never know what conversations will come up throughout the day or where a conversation may lead. Some conversations we walk away from...

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The People God Uses

The People God Uses

Have you ever felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit, urging you to speak up, act out, or pursue a calling that you have stifled? It could be a big endeavor, like full-time ministry, or a small nudge, such as sharing the Gospel with your waitress. In either case, we have a...

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You Play an Important Role in the Church

You Play an Important Role in the Church

“I’m not sure that I have a spiritual gift.”  A friend told me this over coffee one evening - the kind of confession that comes from believing that you’re the only one who feels this way. I’m not sure she’s alone, though. It’s a common experience - to question what...

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What is Lent?

What is Lent?

Two of the most precious days in the year for Christians are Christmas and Easter. And both days are preceded by an extended season meant to prepare us for them. For Christmas, the season of preparation is Advent, a season in which our anticipation builds for the...

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Our Marching Orders

Our Marching Orders

Christian, what is the purpose of your life? In the gospels, we see a picture of Jesus’ purpose, and the end of each gospel especially gives us glimpse at how his purpose affects ours as his followers. If we carefully examine his final conversations with his...

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Discipling Kids in the Daily Rhythms of Life

In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gives these final words to his disciples,  “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations… teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” You might be wondering why I would...

Understanding the Gospel of Luke

This weekend, we’re kicking off our new message series in the Gospel of Luke. We began the first chapter as we journeyed through Advent together in December. As we continue, we will see a beautiful account of Jesus’ ministry unfold. Walking through Luke’s gospel...