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Receive God’s Gift of Grace

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“Brothers and sisters, the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit” (Gal. 6:18).

Keep Yourself from Idols and Keep God on the Throne of Your Heart

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The sound of the drums was overwhelming as I pulled up to the street next to my apartment. My neighbors and many others were gathered on the street to celebrate the end of the Ganesh (guh-NAYSH) festival.

Discovering God through Serving Others

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In Paul’s exhortation to the Ephesian leaders, he proclaimed, “In every way I’ve shown you that by laboring like this, it is necessary to help the weak and to keep in mind the words of the Lord Jesus, for He said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive’” (Acts 20:35 HCSB).

Be Transformed by His Presence as You Worship

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My heart was heavy as I sat down in my chair. The weekend occurrences filled my mind, and my thoughts swirled with conversations, hurt, and questions of “where do we go from here?” Walking into the church building that morning, I faked my smiles and hellos.

When You Pray, the Creator of the World Hears You

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During the seasons of my life I lived on the missions field, I would send home lengthy, story-filled, decorated newsletters telling my friends all the ways they could pray. Sometimes as I would type these emails, I would type through tears for the experiences I was facing as well as the heart I was asking them to pray for—I needed those prayers.

Trick or Treat for Missions - Turn Your Home into the Place for Halloween Outreach

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Where do you spend Halloween? Do you help out with the cakewalk at your church’s fall festival? Do you dress up a car for a trunk fest, or do you stay at home with your lights off, hoping no little goblins will disturb you? Spend this Halloween a different way.

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Remember Proverbs 11:13 as You Share Prayer Requests

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“A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy person keeps a secret” (Prov. 11:13).

Asking for Stones, but Receiving Bread: A Lesson in Praying for God’s Will

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It was a simple, normal prayer: God, provide me with a new job. But then, I added to it.

God, provide me with a new job in Nashville. God, provide me with a new ministry or communications job in Nashville.

Is Your Bible Study Fueling Your Mission?

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My heart quivered with pain and uncertainty. I had never walked through a season of difficulty and heartache at this level. I wish I could say the season was short lived, but it stretched into months and even years.

Studying Scripture: Why Together Is Better

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Have you ever tried to teach yourself how to do something? More than once, I’ve tried to teach myself a foreign language or craft idea, usually ending up frustrated, unsuccessful, and never completing the learning process.

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