|Leadership
Every ending is a new beginning.

Last week I wrote a blog about getting the most out of life and maximizing our productivity for God’s specific calling on each of our lives. In the post, I shared my own understanding of what God is calling me to in this season including following him, loving my family ...

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|Discipleship
Joy is not found in our circumstances.
The Source of True Joy
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In Biblical times a person showed sorrow and suffering by putting on sackcloth. In Psalm 30:10–12, David describes how God had removed his sackcloth and exchanged it for joy:

“’Hear, Lord, and be merciful to me;
Lord, be my help.’

You turned ...

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|Leadership
Six keys to being more productive in life and ministry.
How to Get the Most Out of Your Life
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Pastors have a lot going on. We have to be present mentally, emotionally, and physically in many circumstances throughout each week. We often have families that are, or should be, a priority. We have responsibilities that pull us in many directions daily.

As the lead pastor ...

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|Gospel of Grace
His case is so convincing, so true, that it is beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are guilty.
Your Day in Court
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Once you surrender your life to Christ, from that point on, when God looks at you, he sees Jesus—not your past failures or even your accomplishments. He sees Jesus in you. God’s grace is just that amazing.

It seems too incredible to believe, doesn’t it? ...

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|Gospel of Grace
How God’s great grace blots out our sin.
Seeing Red: A Picture of Grace
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In Romans 1:28–32, Paul describes most of human history outside of Jesus. From envy and pride to disobedience and evil, we all struggle with these issues in ways large and small. You might be surprised how much. Take a moment of truth and watch the clip above as we ...

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|Church
How the church can be a foretaste of heaven.
The Church Is The Greatest Movie Trailer Ever
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The purpose of a movie trailer is to give highlights of a forthcoming movie, creating “buzz” about it. And the ”buzz” compels people to see the movie. For example, the trailers for Avengers: Age of Ultron were incredible. They were so enticing that ...

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|Church
How God used the great church destroyer Saul to become the great multiethnic church planter.
The Great Omission Becomes the Great Commission
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The last words of someone are important, especially if that someone is the eternal Son, the second person of the triune God. Before Jesus ascended to heaven so he could function as his people’s great high priest, he commissioned and commanded his twelve Jewish disciples ...

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