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Singing Broken Hallelujahs

Too many times people think that Christianity is all happy-clappy being blessed (especially by other Christians). But that is far from the truth. And thus we sing, with tears in our eyes, broken hallelujahs. 

Worship
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Bridging the Gap

How do we bridge the gap between the world of the church and the world that lays outside of the church? That gap must be bridged.

Evangelism
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Missional Pastoral Care

Missional pastoral care is care for the soul—ours and theirs. It is one soul speaking to another, one beggar showing another beggar where to find the Bread of Life.

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An Impoverished New Year

For 2018, let this year be different. Let this year be the year in which you empty yourself as Jesus did. Let this year be the year that you become impoverished as Jesus did, giving of Himself.

Faith Nurture
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The Kinetic Church

In many church circles, people are trying to move the church into becoming an Acts 2 kind of church. A church that reflects the church found in the Bible. But there's something missing here. 

Church RenewalPastors
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Being Poor and Needy

How often do we admit that we’re poor and needy? I'm not talking about finances or creating drama. This kind of poor and needy is a spiritual state, one in which we are completely sapped dry spiritually.

Prayer
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Sunday Justice

Sundays are about justice, not just us. That's something hard to say and harder to swallow. Sunday justice is about living differently and being a blessing to those around us. 

Biblical Justice
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In Breaking Disciple-Making

Disciple-making isn't easy or comfortable. And that's a good thing. When it isn't comfortable, it breaks us. When it isn't easy, it makes us rely more on the strength of Jesus and power of the Holy Spirit. 

EvangelismFaith Nurture
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Entering Solitude

Who has the time to practice solitude? Well, we all do. If you’re willing to schedule a lunch with someone or schedule a meeting, you can schedule a meeting with God and just be present with him. 

Faith NurturePastors
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Construction Season

Why is there a desire to ignore having construction done on the soul? I think maybe it has something to do with the fact that, just like road construction, it gets in the way of our hurrying. 

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Writing, Writing, Writing

Preparing a sermon can be like writing a ten-page term paper once a week and then having to present it to people. Not just that, but it has to make sense, be applicable, and capitalize on different learning styles. 

Pastors
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Tuckered Out by Prayer

I never realized prayer can tucker a person out. Like when people hit the gym, they have a good workout and they’re tired yet they come back feeling good as well, almost energized. It’s being tired in a good way.

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Beige Spirituality

There are times where I'm just not red hot like these other great people of faith. I've learned it's okay to be beige in my spirituality. We're all wired different, with unique spiritual gifts.  

Faith Nurture
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Stop and Soak in the Complaints

Complainers. Honestly, every congregation seems to have at least one and it seems like every pastor gets caught in their cross hairs at one point or another. How do we deal with this?

Pastors
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Prayers of Indifference

When we end our prayers with the phrase "not my will, but yours be done", is it an act of surrendering to God or is it more of a testament to our lack of faith?

Prayer
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Forming Men of Faith

We have given many contradictory views on manhood—be rough and tumble but kind and compassionate, be strong and fierce, but able to cry, and on and on. Is this hindering men in their faith?

Faith Nurture
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The Power and Need of Rest

To many of us in North America, to rest is to be lazy. We have the saying “Don’t just sit there, do something.” And we are not afraid to say that to those who are sitting. Is this Biblical? 

Faith Nurture

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