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Hope For Today – God’s Expansion Plans Are About Thriving!
Like in a hurricane or an earthquake, when everything around us is shaking and spinning and tearing apart, fear can grip us and terrorize us. How we handle storms, like the global pandemic, reveals more about us, and our relationship with … Continue reading
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Turn-Around Tuesday – Bad Choices, Worse Choices!
“Noah began to be a man of the soil, and he planted a vineyard. He drank of the wine and became drunk and lay uncovered in his tent. And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father … Continue reading
Posted in 2 - Turn-Around Tuesdays (trials and troubles), Suffering Tagged agreement, anger, bad, blood, breathe, breathing, brokenness, buffet, Canaan, choice, climate, condemn, consequences, curse, disaster, do-over, drinking, drunk, drunkenness, flesh, Generation, glutton, grandson, guilt, harsh, heartache, heartburn, humility, indulgence, life, morning after, natural, Noah, overreact, path, Pharisee, prevention, Reconciliation, relationship, shame, sin, solution, strategy Leave a comment
Train Them Thursday – Clearing Up The Confusion!
“No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” (John 1:18, NASB95) He has explained Him. Confusion is never fun! You’re at one … Continue reading
Posted in Discipleship, Train Them Thursdays (discipleship) Tagged app, application, apply, assume, Bible, confusion, desires, disciple, dreams, experience, experiential, feelings, friends, frustration, fun, God, hopes, hurt, ideas, Jesus, like, pain, personal, problem, relationship, restaurant, review, Smartphone, strategy, thoughts Leave a comment
Faith Expands God’s Territory!
Every living thing grows. Thus, it’s interesting that so many people today are trying to grow dead things. When we watch Jesus in the Gospels, we see Him repeatedly moving on to the next place … (now watch the subplot) … all … Continue reading
Posted in Deeper Walk With God, Discipleship, faith, God's will, Missional Tagged abundant, according to your faith, assess, church, community, congregation, disciple, expansion, faith, follower, Glocal, Gospels, Great Commandment, Great Commission, Great Compassion, growth, harvest, heartbeat, Jesus, lesson, life, life group, multi-city, multi-site, multi-venue, New Testament, plan, plant, planting, refocus, relationship, retool, return, revive, small group, strategy, stratgize, venue Leave a comment
Divine Direction is a book you need to read NOW!
Divine Direction is a powerhouse of practicality. Craig Groeschel is tremendously transparent, illuminating the 7 choices that can bring about a different harvest in each person’s life. Chapter by chapter of Divine Direction shows us how the Biblical principle, “what … Continue reading
Hope For Today – God’s Way Is God’s Word!
Giant problems require a team of warriors around us, especially as we grow older! David’s enemies were many – and, several of them were real, bona fide, terrifying giants! Knowing how to conquer them because a vital issue as David … Continue reading
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Transformed #282: Winning Depends on These Strategies!
Paul was clear that we were to run the spiritual race to win! But how? How to do run to win? In our New Year series, “When Sunday School Works Well!” Dr. Matthew Lee Smith explains both the principle … Continue reading
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Do Not Fear! Complete the Mission!
Photo Credit: baptisttwentyone.com So many times we fail to tell others about the amazing lovingkindness of the Lord for fear! This week, as we have been reading through the Bible, we came across Gideon in Judges 6. He was … Continue reading
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Transformed Interviews Shannon O'Dell About "Transforming Church in Rural America!"
In today’s episode, we want to explore effective ministry in rural areas. Matt would tell you that many of the truths in this episode apply equally to urban ministry as well. Shannon O’Dell has focused on vision, attitude, leadership and … Continue reading
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