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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.

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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

Synchronized Harmony

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all truth. He will not speak on his own but will tell you what he has heard.

John 16:13

Win a Copy of The Lego Principle

Filipino pastor Joey Bonifacio explains discipleship using, of all things, LEGO. Like the multi-shaped blocks, the book builds upon the idea of connecing with God and others. Be sure to check back often to enter to win. 

Success(ion) in Leadership

It’s not often that one spouse inherits a big ministry from the other spouse. But when it has happened, history shows it’s been a good idea.

Sharon Daugherty

Victory Over Death

Sharon Daugherty never expected to pastor a 17,000-member church alone. Yet the sudden death of her husband, Billy Joe, changed everything for her and Vicory Christian Center in Tulsa, Okla.

Evangelism in Action

Returning to the Land Mines

Why a modern-day Indiana Jones and former soldier is venturing into a war-torn region for what could be his riskiest expedition yet.

A Credible Identity

For I know where I came from and where I am going . . . I am not alone. The Father who sent me is with me.

John 8:14, 16

House to House

As traditional church attendance declines, house churches have grown by 1,000 percent. House church leaders discuss why the movement has exploded so rapidly and explain why it will continue its momentum.

Walking in Love

Known as Papa Joe to thousands of Tennessee youth, Joe Bradford has made it his life’s mission to father the fatherless. Through his ministry Elijah’s Heart, he is using choirs, plays, tutoring and food to impact young lives. 

 

Distractions

When the Pharisees heard that Jesus had arrived, they came and started to argue with him. Testing him, they demanded that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority.

When he heard this, he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, I will not give this generation any such sign." So he got back into the boat and left them, and he crossed to the other side of the lake.

Mark 8:11-13
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Delivered From Sexual Abuse

Jerry Sandusky was recently convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. But 6 million children report sexual abuse in the United States each year, and they often take that pain into their adulthood. Deborah Gibbons talks about her history with abuse and how she was delivered from her troubling past.

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A second time they summoned the man who had been blind. "Give glory to God," they said. "We know this man is a sinner." He replied, "Whether he is a sinner or not, I don't know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!" —John 9:24-25

A Kingdom of Priests

And He hast made us unto our God kings and priests; and we shall reign on the earth. —Revelation 5:10

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