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Recharge

Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and make me willing to obey you.

Psalm 51:12
BGEA Rapid Response Team

Out of the Ashes of 9/11, a Ministry Is Born

From the ashes of 9/11, Franklin Graham recognized the need to develop a Rapid Response Team ministry to share Christ in the midst of crisis and disasters. BGEA Festival Director Chad Hammond shares the story from a firsthand perspective.

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Deadly Bullets in the Atheist’s Gun

To be an atheist is to play Russian roulette with all barrels loaded, argues Ray Comfort. Take a look at what he says are deadly bullets that aim right into the brain of humanity.

Anonymous Encouragement

Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.

Philippians 2:1-2
William Wilberforce

True Faith Looks to God

Perhaps the struggles we endure in trying to live for Christ are due to our faulty understanding of Christianity, William Wilberforce writes.

Self-Control

A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.

Proverbs 25:28
Victory Church

Manila’s Mega-Move

Victory Church in the Philippines has grown almost 25 percent each year for the last 12 years and now tops 62,000 members. But at the core of this exciting move of God is a simple, “small” concept: discipleship.

House clearing

House Clearing

Larry Kreider debunks the five most common myths about house churches in America.

Joey Bonifacio

Lego Lessons

In The LEGO Principle, Victory pastor Joey Bonifacio scatters LEGO-sized nuggets of revelation within a core message about connecting to God and to others. Along with revealing the fundamental principles on the power and simplicity of discipleship, Bonifacio offers a few “LEGO lessons.” Here’s a sampling from his book, which releases this month.

Small is the new big

Small is the New Big

Felicity Dale helps to make sense of the diverse house church movement currently sweeping across the U.S.

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May God Live

Diving into these passages will leave you asking yourself: What do I have that God can use for the edification of the body Christ?

forgiveness

Forgiveness: The Gift I Give Myself

Don't let unforgiveness hold you captive. Find out how making the choice to obey Jesus Christ's command to forgive can set you free.

Not Persuaded

Jesus' brothers said to him, "Leave here and go to Judea, where your followers can see your miracles! You can't become famous if you hide like this! If you can do such wonderful things, show yourself to the world!"

John 7:3-4

Spell It Out

Jesus used many similar stories and illustrations to teach the people as much as they could understand. In fact, in his public ministry he never taught without using parables; but afterward, when he was alone with his disciples, he explained everything to them.

Mark 4:33-34
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Reflecting on God Through the Rear-View Mirror

Have you ever hit something while driving and thought, What was that? Most likely, your first reaction is to look in the rear-view mirror. God expects us to do the same thing when hardships come into our lives.

Middle Eastern bride

Bursting the Veil

A superficial reading of an Old Testament story may have you huffing and puffing, but a closer look reveals a fresh perspective and astounding depth.

What Kind of Fishermen?

One day as Jesus was walking along the shore of the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers--Simon, also called Peter, and Andrew--throwing a net into the water, for they fished for a living. Jesus called out to them, "Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people!" And they left their nets at once and followed him.

Matthew 4:18-20
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