What If the Church Was a Family?

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It was close to a decade ago. A man was having Thanksgiving dinner at a breakfast diner alone… even pausing right there, no one should be eating Thanksgiving alone. He could not quite get comfy in the booth, and he could not quite figure out when asking for another refill of coffee was too much.…

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The Gates of Hell or Hades? What’s the Difference?

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13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?” 14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” 16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the…

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How Will They Hear If No One is Sent?

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How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: “How beautiful are the feet…

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What Causes Disunity Among Christians?

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 Do you ever find yourself longing for unity—in our world, our country, our city? In your own life and relationships? More than just a sentiment, we want the real thing! It turns out that Jesus longed for this kind of unity too. In fact, He spent part of His longest recorded prayer praying for unity…

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Putting the “Shelter” into “Shelter-in-Place”

“You cannot shelter in place, when you have no place to shelter in.” These words have challenged us, especially during this pandemic. Yes, while we are eager for social gatherings to begin opening back up, we think of those who do not even have a home to be taking refuge in during this challenging time.…

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