Category Archives: Christian life

Save the Best for Last

In the first half of his Gospel, the Apostle John describes a series of signs that Jesus performed in order to show his true identity. These were more than just miracles, they were powerful acts done for a specific purpose: … Continue reading

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Portraits of Discipleship

The term “discipleship” means different things to different people. Some people think of discipleship as a specific kind of bible study curriculum or an optional class at their church that is focused on discipleship. Other people imagine a person – … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation

Have you ever played the game called “telephone”? One person whispers a message to the person next to them and it travels down the line until the last person announces what they heard. I’ve played “telephone” dozens of times in … Continue reading

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Share Your Joy

What brings you joy? Do you find joy in your achievements and accomplishments? Does your joy come from those around you?  Do your circumstances control your level of joy? The Prophet Isaiah ministered during a stormy time in his nation’s … Continue reading

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10 Things I’m Thankful For Today

Yesterday we talked about the danger of spiritual pride from 1 Corinthians 1:1-9.  In my message I said that gratitude is the only way to defeat spiritual pride in your life.  Then, I challenged everyone to find time to count their … Continue reading

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Devotional Thoughts for Leaders: Running and Coaching Well

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27, the Apostle Paul compares the Christian life to a foot race.  He encourages us to “run in such a way that you may win” (v. 24b). The writer of Hebrews also makes the same comparison urging believers … Continue reading

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How to Teach the Bible Through Discussion Without Missing the Point, Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series on how to teach the Bible through discussion without missing the point of the lesson. Interactive small group Bible studies can be a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship, especially when they … Continue reading

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