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  • How God Changes Hearts

    How God Changes Hearts

    A few weeks ago, someone told me I was kind and gentle. I literally just stared at the person, unable to believe what I had just been called—but probably not for the reason you expect....

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  • National Day of Prayer Activities

    National Day of Prayer Activities

    It’s the National Day of Prayer. Today, people all over the country are going to be bowing their heads in prayer for the nation. We should always pray, but this year, our need for a...

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  • Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Samuel

    Books of the Bible Study Questions: 2 Samuel

    In the Book of 2 Samuel, we get to witness David’s rise to power and his rule as king of God’s people. In David’s kingship, we are reminded of our heavenly King Jesus, who is ruling and...

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  • Come to Me You Who Are Heavy Laden

    Come to Me You Who Are Heavy Laden

    Last Sunday after breakfast, I took a warm cup of coffee upstairs to get ready for Easter church. I was simultaneously feeling exhausted and excited, and very much looking forward to...

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  • Prayer, Peace, and Pestilence: Psalm 91 and Today

    Prayer, Peace, and Pestilence: Psalm 91 and Today

    Lately, a specific Bible passage has been popping up frequently for me. A note from a college friend, a post in a Facebook group, and a random opening of my Bible have all brought my...

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  • Six Reasons to Have Certainty in Jesus’ Resurrection

    Six Reasons to Have Certainty in Jesus’ Resurrection

    Ultimately, all of Christianity hinges on the truth of the resurrection. There is compelling evidence for the existence of a good God who has been made known to us in Jesus. But all of...

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  • Young Adults

    Young Adults

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you identify with young adults and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Adults

    Adults

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you connect with adults and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Older Adults

    Older Adults

    Humans navigate various stages of life development. This simple, downloadable guide is designed to help you empathize with older adults and learn about the life stage with benchmarks and activities.

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  • Faithfully Living with Law and Gospel

    Faithfully Living with Law and Gospel

    For me, 2019 brought nearly every major life change a person can encounter condensed into a short amount of time. We moved, bought a house, my husband began his first call, we had a...

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  • Hoping for Significance: Sharing Meaningful Scripture

    Hoping for Significance: Sharing Meaningful Scripture

    “I want to do something that matters,” Jack said as we were having coffee at the local shop. Jack is a twenty-year-old college student who began to attend our church recently. I hosted...

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  • Heather Ruesch’s Experience at the March for Life

    Heather Ruesch’s Experience at the March for Life

    Friday, January 24, 2020, marked the 47th annual March for Life in Washington, DC. Each year, hundreds of thousands of men, women, and children walk in protest through Capitol Hill on...

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  • The Death of Conviction

    The Death of Conviction

    This post is an adapted excerpt from Without Flesh: Why the Church Is Dying Even Though Jesus Is Still Alive by Jonathan Fisk. The Ancient Church saw martyrdom as an honor. Today, we...

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  • The Aching Question of Marriage: Will You Fight for Me?

    The Aching Question of Marriage: Will You Fight for Me?

    My husband and I have been married for 19.5 years. That .5 is worth noting, based on the shape of our last year. The truth is, while the lyrics are terrible, Pat Benatar got pretty...

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  • Grief: The Burden of Your Loss

    Grief: The Burden of Your Loss

    In Living with Grief, Pastor Kristian Kincaid talks about three major impacts of grief: emotional, physical, and spiritual. The impacts of grief occur when the mind and body are thrown...

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  • The Four Different Loves in Your Life

    The Four Different Loves in Your Life

    In the New Testament, Christians are often told to love our brothers and sisters in Christ. The Greek language uses different words to describe love: storge, philia, eros, and agape, to...

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  • Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention

    Smaller and Smaller Churches: Evaluating Our Retention

    My hometown church is small. It always has been. I started attending my junior year of high school, and at that time, it was already a pretty small congregation. But it’s smaller now,...

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  • Small Signs of Christ’s Comfort

    Small Signs of Christ’s Comfort

    Recently, I’ve been calling my friends from home, talking to them a lot about loneliness. This holiday season was my first without having my parents or close friends nearby. Although...

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  • Growing Trust in Jesus

    Growing Trust in Jesus

    About a month ago, my husband and I were talking after our post-dinner devotions. I was telling him how I felt like I was lacking in my faith walk—like I was going through the motions,...

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  • 5 Ways God Works Through Your Local Congregation

    5 Ways God Works Through Your Local Congregation

    The congregation—the place where God is present through Word and Sacrament ministry—is where Christ comes to His people. But worship is not the only way in which God...

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