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5 Key Elements of a Healthy Small Group

Updated 10/21/2019 “For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them.” – Matthew 18:20 Small groups have the power to change lives. A small group that is healthy and focused can be even more effective. So what are the most important aspects that you as a leader can emphasize

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Now You are the Body of Christ: Paul Connects the Gifts of the Holy Spirit

“Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. And God has appointed in the Church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers , then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all possess

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Grounded in Eternity: Three Simple Reasons Why Intentional Structure Equips Children to Understand Christ.

Summer vacations are winding down. Families are gathering endless amounts of notebooks, pencils, crayons and more in preparation for their children returning to school. Churches and ministries are gearing up for restored rhythms and fresh ministry launches. Countless leaders, like yourself in children’s ministry, are bursting with anticipation over a return to a more structured

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Hebrews 12: Our God is a Consuming Fire

“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire” (Hebrews 12:28). We live in an amazing phase of redemptive history. Prior to the coming of Jesus Christ, God was unapproachable and

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The Rejected Stone: An Excerpt from The Resurrected Life Bible Study

The Resurrected Life Daily Devotional: A New Temple Day 17 READ PSALM 118:17-24 Here is a little Bible trivia for you: the Old Testament is directly quoted 695 times by the New Testament writers and, if you count strong allusions to the Old Testament, over 4,000 times. One of my seminary professors, Dr. Roger Nicole,

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How To Keep Them Coming Back After Easter

You see it year after year. Clergy and church staff pour time and effort into creating a magnificent Easter experience. The church is beautifully decorated, the choir is majestic, and pastors craft and deliver their finest sermons.  Services are over-flowing with a well-dressed, attentive, and happy congregation. Yet the following Sunday, POOF, the crowds disappear. 

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Jesus Asks the Man on the Mat Only One Question

Excerpts from: The Resurrected Life Devotional, DAY 9  The Man on the Mat Read John: 5: 3-9 One of the reasons we stay stuck in our old life is because we cannot even imagine the real possibilities of a new life. Frankly, we don’t know how to live as resurrected people. Consider the man in

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Crucified Life Highlight Video Clips

Lent begins, Ash Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  This is traditionally a time to step back from the grind of daily life and take a moment for self-examination, repentance, and a return to the Lord.  Churches can lead their congregations into this special time by providing opportunities to journey into the desert of Lent. The Crucified

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The Crucified Life Quick Launch: A Crash Course to a Holy Lent

The Crucified Life The Crucified Life is a seven week study focusing on the Seven Last Words of Jesus. The study is intended to begin a process that leads to surrender to the Lord, leading to a closer relationship with the Lord. The Crucified Life is meant to bring forward and answer questions of the

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Preparing for Christmas by Focusing on the Holy Spirit

The three persons of the Trinity have always existed together.  The Old Testament revealed God the Father to mankind and the New Testament revealed Jesus to the world. After Jesus returned to heaven, Jesus and the Father fully revealed the Holy Spirit to the followers of Jesus. They sent the Holy Spirit to finish what

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