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How to Ruin a Sermon Illustration

Many preachers tells stories that don’t belong to them. These preachers must be careful not to rob people’s intellectual property, as well as to protect those whom they are called to shepherd.

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Grace 2.0: The Depths of Grace

Just because you’ve never dove to the depths of the ocean floor doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. In the same way, just because you've never done the most horrific thing you could think of doesn't mean that grace can not, and does not, cover it. 

Faith Nurture
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Amazed!

A Coffee Break Group in Illinois is amazed at how God is helping them grow through the ups and downs. They are now the largest group since 1974!

Coffee Break
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Guests on This Land - Part 2

We don’t know what we invite in when we open up our table. What we do know is that we have been called by a welcoming God. We know that we have been called by a God who just loves to reconcile—it’s his favorite work.

Biblical Justice
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Marcia's Story

Coffee Break is blessed with many long-time Coffee Break saints who have a goldmine of stories and wisdom to learn from. Marcia Mells is one of them. What might God be saying to you as you read a piece of Marcia’s story?

Coffee Break
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Healing Worship

No matter what the setting, formal or informal, or economic class or neighborhood, can’t worship leaders self-consciously see their work as healing?

Worship
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A Different Sort of King

As Jesus rides the donkey into Jerusalem, a crowd gathers—ordinary citizens waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna!” The crowds probably mean “Save us from the Romans." But Jesus has his eyes on a bigger enemy. 

Faith Nurture
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Should I Become a Pastor in the CRC?

Are you wondering if you should become a pastor? The Candidacy Committee is the denominational ministry that helps people find their way in a discernment process.  

Candidacy

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