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What Do You Believe In?

Published by Lisa Kurasz on Sat, 07/30/2011 - 9:09pm

Too often I find myself feeling like the disciples in the boat (Matthew 8:23-25) amongst the waves of life crashing against me. Diseases, death, corruption and the lack of mercy, they seem to have the upper hand, and soon I am overwhelmed with the weight of my sorrow. But in the midst He sends me reminders like the following poem.

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John 20, Matthew 8

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Discipleship

Eternal Moments

Published by Lisa Kurasz on Mon, 07/25/2011 - 7:30am

It seems an odd thing to say, but my life is filled with eternal moments. I know experts would probably describe eternity differently, but for me it has consisted of those places in my memory when the clock hands did not correctly tell the true passing of time.

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Eternity, fear, joy, salvation

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1 John 5

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Ministry

Biblical Restoration

Published by Phil Green on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 8:47pm

Over the years, many articles have been written and seminars have been taught on the topic of Church Discipline.  My youth pastor while growing up taught on positive peer pressure. Yet I would like to look at a different side of the debate:  The topic of Restoration.

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John 21

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Ministry

Fear and Sickness Will Bring you Closer to Christ

Published by Toni Star on Tue, 07/19/2011 - 6:17pm

I have found, like many, that aging brings challenges to my faith in God and in my Christian life. This kind of challenge to my faith happened not long ago when I faced a health condition that threatened my life. As I began to face surgery several months ago, my fears sometimes pushed away my faith with lies of “You won’t make it this time,” and “The pain will be bad—remember what happened the last time?”

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John 14, Psalm 91

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Discipleship

Truly Free

Published by Jeff Ellinger on Mon, 07/18/2011 - 7:56pm

As U.S. citizens we celebrate our freedom on Independence Day, thanking our founding fathers for giving us our liberty. Today we all have the right to vote for our leaders and exercise our political freedoms. We are free to choose how we live, what we say and how we believe. But even though we have all of these earthly freedoms and have been declared independent, are we really free?

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Romans 8, John 8

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Ministry

Escaping Fear

Published by Lisa Kurasz on Sat, 07/09/2011 - 4:54pm

I have days I am unshakably positive of who I am in the Lord. I have no question of His hand upon me or of the fact that I am walking where He wants me to be. Yes, there are times when I am absolutely sure of my Lord's love for me. But then there are times when I struggle with fear, even to the point where I am overwhelmed by it.

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Faith, fear, mercy, God's love

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Romans 8

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Discipleship

Spiritually Homeless

Published by Benjamin Lotter on Mon, 01/24/2011 - 11:17pm

A friend who drives drives truck locally in the Midwest told me this story. A few weeks ago it was bitter cold and as he drove under an overpass he saw something catch his eye up under the bridge. At first he didn't know what it was but as his brain processed what he was taking in, he realized that the bundle of fabric was a person, perhaps two. The people were huddled up in the highest corner of the bridge nearest the road. Keep in mind the temperatures were well below freezing with wind chills in the double-digit negatives.

Topic 

inheritance

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Discipleship

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