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  • Longing for Community? Find It Here

    Longing for Community? Find It Here

    This post is excerpted from Connected to Christ: Overcoming Isolation through Community by Brian Davies. Read below to see how you can find community in Christ’s Church.

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  • The Christian Vocation within the Culture

    The Christian Vocation within the Culture

    Faith is something Christians hold onto tightly. It is part of what makes us who we are, and it is a gift from God that makes our daily lives matter. Through our faith in Him, we are...

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  • Living a Life of Reconciliation

    Living a Life of Reconciliation

    “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain,...

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  • The Work of Our Hands

    The Work of Our Hands

    It’s the time of year that I love and loathe. I love the new and the fresh and the possible. But I’m not great at making plans or evaluating what happened over the last twelve months....

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  • God’s Gift of the Gospel

    God’s Gift of the Gospel

    The Law of God can be intimidating as it shows our sin and our disobedience to Him.Blessedly, we have the Gospel, which shows us God’s love and how He has saved us in Jesus. The Gospel...

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  • Are You in the Wilderness This Christmas?

    Are You in the Wilderness This Christmas?

    You may ask, what is the “wilderness”? A wilderness is usually an experience that follows a season of highs. When Jesus was baptized (which was more accurately a coronation), He took...

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  • Connected to Christ in Advent

    Connected to Christ in Advent

    Advent is upon us! In this season, we look back on all Christ did when He came veiled in flesh. We also look forward to when He will come again in His resurrected body with nail-pierced...

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  • Gratitude When Gratefulness Won't Come

    Gratitude When Gratefulness Won't Come

    This time of year, you don’t have to walk too far into a store to find a plaque or pillow for sale with one of these words on it: grateful thankful thanksgiving gratitude.

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  • The (Hidden) Blessing of Quarantine

    The (Hidden) Blessing of Quarantine

    I am what my friends have deemed an ambivert: a perfect 50/50 split between an introvert and an extrovert. This was confirmed with a personality test, as my friends became obsessed with...

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  • Living with Grief | Preview the Free Course with Pastor Kristian Kincaid1:38

    Living with Grief | Preview the Free Course with Pastor Kristian Kincaid

    Pastor Kristian Kincaid knows about grief. He has experienced being at the lowest point of grief and knows how Christ reaches out continuously for you to take His hands. After mourning the substantial

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  • The Lord Is at Hand

    The Lord Is at Hand

    “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer...

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  • Standing Firm in Christ

    Standing Firm in Christ

    “For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1  Nineties-era country music is a treasure chest of hidden gems....

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  • Four Bible Verses on the Gift of Forgiveness

    Four Bible Verses on the Gift of Forgiveness

    Have you ever fully thought about God’s forgiveness? About what it means that He has forgiven us? I’m not good at forgiveness. I hold grudges. I say I forgive but then I don’t forget....

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  • Embracing a “No Fear” Attitude

    Embracing a “No Fear” Attitude

    Maybe you’ve seen some version of this saying: Courage is not the absence of fear, but being afraid and doing it anyway. My quick internet search shows that Google doesn’t quite know...

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  • Homeward Bound

    Homeward Bound

    There is a glossy sheet of paper adorned with the face of a young man, which I keep in my car at all times. I like to pull it out and look at it as I am driving home. It makes me feel...

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  • Three Ways to Serve Christ by Loving Your Family

    Three Ways to Serve Christ by Loving Your Family

    Remember when we all hoped that we’d be able to go back to “normal” by Memorial Day? Now Labor Day has come and gone, Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and we’re all still at home. Some...

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  • Engaging Authentically with One Another in Christian Community

    Engaging Authentically with One Another in Christian Community

    This post is an excerpt adapted from Holding Up the Prophet's Hands: Supporting Church Workers by Bruce M. Hartung.  What would happen if a congregation encouraged its members to...

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  • October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    October 2020 Everyday Faith Calendar

    Lawyer: “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus: “What is written in the Law? How do you read it?” Lawyer: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and...

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  • A Secure and Constant Hope

    A Secure and Constant Hope

    Our hope is not in our circumstances.  It’s something I need to be reminded of regularly. Especially during times that are not routine or are unexpected, or when it becomes apparent...

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  • Developing a Circle of Trust

    Developing a Circle of Trust

    In previous posts, I have approached the concept of race relations from a theoretical point of view. However, in this post, I want to give you some practical ideas to help make the task...

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