Church Growth – Andy Lawrenson – Youth Ministry Christian Article

Church Growth I see many “free” video courses pop up on social media about church growth. “Is your church stuck at ___ (fill in the blank with the number) and you want to grow past _____ (fill in the blank with number). There are a lot of church growth strategies and ideas floating around out there. Here are two ways to grow a church: (in my opinion) Step One: Faithfully SharingBecoming a Great Commission Community. Church members sharing their faith…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—Is This All There Is? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

In our physical lives, there can be a tendency to base our happiness and freedom on the materialism in front of us. But what if there is something more permanent, beyond this world and everything in it, that we can experience by investing in a relationship with Jesus and the kingdom of heaven?  Join Rick for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus treats our “life after life.”   LISTEN TO THE FULL…

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Where Excuses Stop — Life Begins – Christian Article

People treat us bad, things go wrong, life is not working out like we want…this is where the excuses begin and life ends. At the outset, this sounds harsh, but stay with me–there is redemption.  When we are mistreated there is an emotional response that begins within us.  Justice starts to cry out and demands to shine through like the noon day sun.  However, justice is often blocked out by the clouds of unfairness.  In every moment of everyday we…

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(Podcast) Essential Questions—What Is the Meaning of Life? – Youth Ministry Christian Article

People can spend their whole lives searching for meaning in their lives. Although we all have different answers to what matters to us, what would it look like to look to Jesus to help us feel truly alive?   Join Rick and Becky for a series exploring the essential questions everyone has and the ways Jesus can answer them. Diving into the Gospel of Matthew, we will look at how Jesus framed the meaning of life to those he encountered.   LISTEN TO THE FULL EPISODE NOW Have you joined…

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Embrace and Renew Your Fragility – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); We are jars of clay who carry a treasure, the greatest treasure, God Himself. God doesn’t need us to complete or fulfill His Word. He willingly chooses us, as broken as we are, to demonstrate His surpassing power. That He may be manifested in our brokenness. He renew’s us. “But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted…

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Four Distinct Advantages of a Theistic Worldview – Christian Article

I am a Christian because Christianity is true. I didn’t become a believer to solve a problem, to make a better life, or guarantee a place in heaven. I’m not a Christian because it “works” for me. I still struggle to submit my prideful will to what God calls me to do. Christianity is not easy. There are times when I think it would be easier to do it the old way; easier to cut a corner or take a…

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A Question to Ponder – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); The Hard Hitting Question I was talking with some guys the other day about where we find our significance and how we identify our God given strengths.  In this discussion, we came to the point of asking a question many of you may have asked yourself. If education, money, and time were not an issue, what would you be doing with your life? My flesh wants to lay on a beach somewhere and forget…

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I AM Your Shepherd of Goodness – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); I AM Your Shepherd of Goodness Jan 23 PapaGod n Jesus Heart “I AM Your Shepherd of Goodness, Beloved.” Yes, My Goodness will chase after you ALL the days of your life, for I AM Your SHEPHERD, AS you Believe in ME. I will make all things work for your good Beloved. What others intend for evil, I will make for your good. I AM your GOOD SHEPHERD. Every good and perfect gift comes from…

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Remember Why You Left | Klamath Falls Christian Counseling – Christian Article

//pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/js/adsbygoogle.js (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push(); 1 Peter 1:17-19 Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear. For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your ancestors, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect. A Christian is someone who has given up on this world.  They no longer…

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How To Read Bible Scriptures In Three Simple Steps – Christian Article

Many of us struggle to read the Bible because the contents in the Bible aren’t always easy to understand literally. A standard Bible translation comprises 3, 566, 480 letters. Those letters are then condensed into 783, 137 words and the words are filled into 31,101 verses, and the verses are packaged into what we describe as chapters. There are 1,189 chapters found in 66  books of the Bible and 66 books are divided into two divisions known as ‘Old Testament’…

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Unveiling Your Purpose – Pastor Adeboye ecclezzia.com – Christian Article

In Judges 13:25, we are told that the Spirit of God began to move in Samson in the camp of Dan. When the anointing of God comes upon you, before long, the purpose for which God created you will become evident. You were created for greatness. You are not ordinary. You were designed to succeed. This is so for every child of God. Unfortunately, many Christians live their lives without realising their purpose on earth. This is because they are…

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