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How to Honor Your Father In 3 Steps

In today's world, the concept of "honor" seems like it's lost its true meaning. We talk about it a lot, but do we know what it means, especially when it comes to honoring the people who are still here with us?
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What About Disagreements?

Who is comfortable with relationship conflict? The truth is that we all experience differences and disagreements in our relationship with others because God has created us with unique personalities. As we grow in the likeness of Jesus, we will always be sharpening each other and God uses differences to teach ...
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Can I take a compliment?

Encouragement is powerful. More than that, as Christians, we are instructed to encourage each other until Jesus returns (Hebrews 10:25), and we want our community to foster and perpetuate a culture of encouragement. It's so much better than the alternative! I want to be in an environment where people are ...
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From Service to Leadership

Many people aspire to leadership in the church when they see the Pastor preaching, or the Praise and Worship team leading us in our public services, but looking at Acts 13, we can see a very natural progression that happened in the lives of Paul and Barnabas before they were ...
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The Boundless Power and Reach of God

In the Book of Acts, chapter 12, we find a great example of the effectiveness and power of prayer. This chapter encapsulates profound truths about the nature of prayer, the strength of community, and the supremacy of God.
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Teaching Children To Flourish In A “New Canada”  

Recently I have been asked by parents for suggestions on how to raise their children in our “New Canada”. What do they mean? They’re referring to the secularization of a nation that was once called Christian. When a nation moves away from having God above country, the country inadvertently takes ...
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How do we encourage others on their mission for Jesus?

How do we encourage others on their mission for Jesus? We can follow the example of Barnabas: we do this by seeing them as Jesus sees them, by pointing them to Jesus, and by looking for ways to go together! Fulfilling the Great Commission was never meant to be solo ...
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3 Essentials in Sharing the Gospel

Everyone who comes to faith in Jesus has a different story. Your spiritual journey probably started differently than others at your church. I often think of my testimony as being quite ordinary and not as remarkable as those dramatic tales of conversion that feature supernatural healing or include miraculous signs ...
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How to Go in Faith in the Face of Fear

The obedience of Ananias was a critical mission, a seed that bore bushels and orchards of fruit. His faith the face of fear still blesses those who read Paul’s writing, which is about a quarter of the New Testament. As you walk in obedience to the Lord today, may you ...
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Famous Last Words

The last words of Jesus on the cross reveal where His heart was at but they also tell us a great deal about how we should live our lives. There are seven recorded sayings: if there were more, we don’t know but it is interesting that there are seven, a ...
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Palm Sunday: Journeying with Jesus Towards the Cross

“For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him” (John 3:17). He emphasizes that belief in Him leads to eternal life, while rejection results in remaining under God's wrath. Jesus came not to condemn the world, for it ...
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Why Serve?

The early church was growing to the seams and the apostles found themselves in a crucial situation. Being just twelve of them appointed as apostles of Jesus, they were unable to minister the Word, something they were chosen to do, while meeting practical needs of the widows. Based on what ...
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3 Ways To Be More Generous

Being generous is a desirable character trait and beneficial to your physical and mental health. A quick Google search will reveal that generous people have better relationships, more contentment, less stress, and lower blood pressure. Some studies even show that generous people live longer. It should not surprise us Christians ...
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The Gifts of the Holy Spirit in the early Church! 

God’s desire is that all who have called on the Name of Jesus will walk in the fullness of the Holy Spirit. The gifts of the Holy Spirit were not for a particular time or people, in fact the era we’re living in is the result of a promise God ...
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Three Keys to Dealing with Opposition

We are still in the beginning stages of studying the Book of Acts, but one thing is already certain: If you and I are going to do something great for God, it will attract opposition from the enemy. Whatever opposition you may be facing today, prioritize prayer, continue with purpose ...
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The Snowball Effect of Faith

A snowball effect by definition is a process that starts from an initial state of small significance and builds upon itself gaining momentum and impacting everything around it. One step of faith in your life can build to greater and greater steps of faith. One person in our community who ...
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Why Does God Perform Miracles?

God is very likely to set you up in a place around people that have rejected faith in order to perform His miracle. This could be in your home, your workplace, your school, and your city. And just as Peter and John were prepared to offer hope to those that ...
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Cleansed and Refreshed: The Power of Repentance and Turning to God

Repentance relieves the burden of our sin, guilt, and shame. When we repent and believe in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, we receive peace with God and the peace of God. Our relationship with God is reconciled. We have been justified by faith in the person and saving work of ...
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