Why Attend Church Anyway?
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Why Attend Church Anyway?

We’ve all heard of people who stay home and watch a television preacher, but they won’t attend church. I’m sure there are as many different reasons for doing so as there are people who do it. And some of those reasons are certainly legitimate (health reasons, for instance). Our church provides internet streaming of our...

Avoiding Ministry Burnout
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Avoiding Ministry Burnout

Yesterday we were challenged as the body of Christ to be actively involved in the mission of our church. Pastor spoke to us in the morning from Luke 22 on how to STRETCH our service, and then many chose last night to add, switch, or recommit to a ministry for this year. But it’s only...

How To Lose All Your Money in 2018
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How To Lose All Your Money in 2018

Today marks the day that many a resolution is being made in order for 2018 to be successful. Few people are making any resolutions to fail this year! However, many Christians are right now plotting their downfall in the days ahead, without even realizing it. Today, a quick look at history could save us all. In Haggai...

Rejection Hurts
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Rejection Hurts

It’s hard for me to imagine why someone would reject Christ. He offers so much (payment for our sins, freedom from guilt and shame, salvation from eternal damnation in hell, an eternal home in heaven with Him, etc.), and all He asks is that we repent and believe. “Trust Me,” is the call that rings...

When Government is a Problem and not a Solution
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When Government is a Problem and not a Solution

For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 2 Timothy 2:2 On the topic of prayer Paul instructs Timothy to pray for those in authority—pray for government and political leaders.  The culture of Paul’s day worshipped and prayed to leaders,...

God’s Grace Doesn’t Work
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God’s Grace Doesn’t Work

Grace. It’s a buzzword right now among Christians. Turn on the radio, re-watch Mikado’s multi-generational choir special from yesterday, or browse the shelves at your local Christian bookstore, and there it will be – the word grace. It’s one of the most common and comforting words in the Christian’s vocabulary, largely because of what it...

I’m Sick of Christianity
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I’m Sick of Christianity

I’m sick of Christianity. And I know enough about Christianity to make that claim. I was born into a Christian home, I grew up going to a good church and youth group, I attended summer camp, I spent five years in Bible college getting two academic degrees, and I’ve personally worked with multiple ministries all...

Should a Christian Participate in Halloween?
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Should a Christian Participate in Halloween?

  Of all the holidays celebrated in America, none is so controversial or hotly debated as Halloween! For many Christians Halloween is seen as Satan’s holiday – something every Christian should stay far away from. This opinion is certainly understandable. After all, Anton LaVey, founder of the Church of Satan said, “I’m glad that Christian...

Choose Wisely
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Choose Wisely

When our family goes on vacation, from time to time we will hit up a fast food restaurant so we can eat on the go. More often than not, I’m convinced that our family frustrates the person taking our orders due to the sheer multiplicity of options. When you contemplate all the brightly lit, high...

Irma-geddon, the Great Teacher
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Irma-geddon, the Great Teacher

Well doesn’t it feel good to have the lights back on and be able to use electricity!? I heard it called “Irma-geddon” yesterday at church. Irma-geddon came through loud and clear for a lot of us last week! If you’re like me, you’re sitting at your desk this morning trying to catch up on all...