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Sharing the Gospel in Greece

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How would you feel if the Taliban or ISIS gave you the choice to join them or leave the country because you work for the government, are a soldier, or because they just don’t like you? If you stay and don’t join the Taliban, then you and your family will be killed. On our recent trip to Athens, Greece, we met several families who relayed this story of total despair at ...

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Wait for the Lord

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Is anyone good at waiting? I know I‘m not. Waiting has never been easy for me. When I look back on my life, I haven’t had to wait for many things… until now....

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Gospel Reflexes and Forgetful Dads

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“Dad, God loves me even when I sin.” I remember hearing my son say this when he was only three years old. My wife and I quietly laughed together at the truthfulness of the statement, but we also realized our need to teach and model the pursuit of holiness in a grace-drenched environment....

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Too Busy to Stop

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When did this happen? When did I—when did we—get so busy that it became hard to sit for two minutes at a red light? The smallest moments of our day have become moments to get something done or escape....

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Pray Without Ceasing

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On Sunday, Afshin preached on our need for prayer and how we pray. As we grow in seeing our need for God and confessing our need in prayer, here are some great resources that can help us along the way....

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Good Intentions

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It’s 6:30 a.m. and my alarm is going off. I look at the clock, hit snooze and turn over in bed. How did I get here AGAIN? How did I miss another opportunity in the morning to spend time with God, reading his word?...

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Why We Tell Stories

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Storytelling is one of the most powerful and compelling ways to communicate truth. This is incredibly important when it comes to biblical truth, as we see Jesus use simple stories and parables to communicate deep truths about God and his kingdom....

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The Gospel and My Anxiety

Rachael Deatherage (1)

For so long, I believed that my fears, anxieties, and people-pleasing tendencies were a product of my circumstances. But when my circumstances changed… surprise! All those tendencies were still there! With encouragement from my Community Group, I cautiously ventured into Redemption, knowing that there was something more beneath the surface of my sin, and wanting to see m...

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Resources for Those Struggling Sexual Sin

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The book of Ecclesiastes teaches us that "there is nothing new under the sun," and that's certainly true of sexual sin. From Genesis to Revelation we see sin's effects in this area and are reminded that all generations experience temptation to sexual immorality. Yet the unlimited and anonymous access to pornography that technology has provided has allowed this ancient sin ...

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How Long, O Lord?

Hands in the air

In the Psalms, we see that David often voiced his feelings as he endured suffering. I resonate with him because there have been seasons where I’ve experienced similar feelings: loneliness, spiritual despair, and fatigue from long periods of suffering....

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