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Praying for the Nation, Praying for the Kingdom

How do those with citizenship in heaven pray for an earthly nation?...

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Surprised by Answered Prayer

How long should we pray for something? Until we receive an answer. An old prayer request list on the church computer helped me understand that....

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Tainted Meat and Chocolate Bunnies

What do we do when we hear that popular holiday traditions are connected with paganism? ...

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Choosing the Better Thing (Rebelling Against Exhaustion, Part 3)

Behind the choices we make are a set of values. Letting worldly values often leads us down a path of exhaustion. Jesus challenges us to choose a different path....

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Storm Clouds and Blessings

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The Bible doesn't teach us to interpret natural disasters as God's judgment on those who suffer from them, but instead calls us to look beyond our circumstances in order to understand true blessing....

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More than a Handshake

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Hospitality is a virtue that is commanded and commended throughout Scripture. But what does that word actually mean? We may have come to think of hospitality in terms of entertaining and hosting, but Biblical hospitality looks to God's gracious salvation as its model....

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The God with Dirt on His Hands

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The Christian's approach to their calling - whether in the home, at school, or on the job - is drawn from the way Scripture presents God as one who works. The tasks that fill the majority of our time are not distractions from the spiritual life but are instead one of the ways in which we follow and imitate our Lord....

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Talking About Tragedies

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National tragedies spark national discussions. How ought we, as Christians, participate in the conversations surrounding events like the Las Vegas shooting? The tone and attitude of our message can be just as important as the message itself. ...

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What Good Is an Elder?

Though our culture and our own sin may cause us to be wary of any authorities, God has given leadership to his church, and those leaders exist to bless God's people by following the example of Christ....

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Free Speech and False Teachers

There have always been those who challenge historic Christianity by presenting an "alternative" version of the faith. The way that the early church responded to such diversity has a lesson for our own response to the suggestion that our understanding of Scripture is just one of many possible paths....

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