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How to Become Partners in Ministry

A great example of partners in ministry that we see in Acts 18 is a husband-and-wife team named Aquila and Priscilla, who supported the work of Paul first in Corinth, and then in Syria and Ephesus. Here are 3 principles from their example that you can learn to apply immediately ...
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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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Why Every Christian Needs the Power of the Holy Spirit

From as early as I can remember, I learned that Jesus loved me and that I wanted to love Him with my whole heart. But despite my best efforts, I would find myself in negative thought patterns, having moments of anger, being tempted to hide the truth, feeling shame or ...
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Thriving in God’s House

You’ll notice that the key to us thriving as Christians and growing in our faith is that we’re planted in God’s house. Of all the environments we find ourselves in during our daily or weekly routine, the healthiest and most nourishing place to be for ourselves and our families is ...
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Prayer to GO! 

There is no better place to begin than in prayer when fulfilling the Great Commission. The disciples returned to Jerusalem and obeyed what Jesus commanded them to do. They went to the upper room and prayed in one accord for 10 days, along with 120 believers. What is notable is ...
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GO! Illuminating the World with God’s Love

The call to "GO!" is not a passive suggestion; it is a mandate for the church to actively be salt and light in the world. By flavoring the world with God's love, preserving moral standards, and shining the light of Christ in the darkest corners, believers fulfill the purpose of ...
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The Cradle and the Cross: Connecting Christmas and John 3:16

Without the love and grace of God, there would be no incarnation. Without the cradle, there would be no saving cross; without the cross, there would be no payment for our sins. Without this sufficient payment, there would be no resurrection from the dead and no promise of eternal life. ...
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Let Every Heart Prepare Him Room

At Christmas, we often sing the song, "Joy to the World", a song that announces the good news about the birth of Jesus, who is Lord and King over all the world. A key lyric in the song includes this: "Let every heart prepare Him room and Heaven and nature ...
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Advent: The Gift of Longing for Home

Advent opens our eyes to the faithfulness of God to keep His promises in the past and we’re reassured the best is yet to come. We have no idea exactly when He will come again, but the Holy Spirit highlights those precious promises in the Bible that strengthen our faith. ...
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The Deeper the Darkness, the Greater the Glory

Not only was it a shot across the bow to Satan’s kingdom that had a hold on that region of Israel, it was also a signal and an encouragement to us that there is no darkness that we can face, that God’s power cannot rescue us from. In fact, I ...
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Discovering the Power of Waiting

Today, you are likely still waiting for something in your life. You may feel stuck. You may want to fast forward this part of your life to get to the next chapter. But your time doesn’t have to be and shouldn’t be wasted in the waiting. God gives us the ...
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Experiencing the Freedom of God’s Presence

It was never God’s intent that we who were created in His image would experience slavery, oppression or evil of any kind. It was only after the rebellion and fall of Adam and Eve that sin was introduced into the world and humans began to do evil to each other. ...
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How to Develop a Habit of Worship

We often talk about developing a daily habit of prayer and reading God’s Word. There are bible apps with step-by-step devotionals, podcasts, sermons, and tools to help us study the scriptures. But what about worship? How do we practically incorporate worship into our busy schedules and develop a habit of ...
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What’s Your View of Marriage? 

These are some of the truth I discovered about marriage in God’s eyes but there are more of course. I highly encourage you, whether single or married, to gain understanding of the purpose God intended between a husband and wife. In this manner, you can walk in the intended purpose ...
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Abraham and Isaac: An Ultimate Test of Faith and Foreshadowing of The Lamb of God

How is the story of Abraham and Isaac connected to Jesus Christ of Nazareth? Let us first briefly examine God's promise of a son to Abram and Sarai (later called Abraham and Sarah) when he was 75 years old and she was 65. Even though a son is not directly ...
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How Do I Intercede For Family Who Don’t Believe In Jesus?

Sometimes the hardest people group to pray for is family, because there may be a lot of history, years of unresolved issues, or perhaps despite your best efforts, it’s unclear how they will ever make the decision to surrender their lives to Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. Not ...
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