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How can I overcome my tendency to worry and instead gain confidence about the future?
How can I overcome my tendency to worry and instead gain confidence about the future?

We must learn to rely on God's promises. The following helps you know how to do that.

Joshua could have spent a lot of time worrying. With enemies to conquer, rivers to cross, in-house problems to solve, and land to divide fairly, many people depended ...

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What does it mean to set ministry boundaries?
What does it mean to set ministry boundaries?

The biggest change Christ made in my life is a desire to serve others rather than myself. Before I became a Christian, it was all about me. Afterward, I was drawn to the weak and hurting and constantly looked for opportunities to minister. I took to ...

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Is there ever a time when we should ask someone in our small group to leave?
Is there ever a time when we should ask someone in our small group to leave?

Are there times when a person should be asked to leave a small group? I think so. But those times should be rare, and it should be done only for the right reasons. So what are those reasons? I can think of a few.

The person is just too needy.

Once or twice ...

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How should Christians understand the "food movement"?

Food is on my mind a lot. Besides simply deciding what we might like to eat for dinner, my wife and I give careful thought to where our food comes from. We try to buy organic and local and seasonal produce whenever we can. We do this for a number of ...

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Why does it seem that sometimes my prayers go unanswered?
Why does it seem that sometimes my prayers go unanswered?

People pray on bended knee, opening their hearts to God, asking him for a myriad of things: healing of cancer, a job after all these months, a buyer for their house in a frozen market, the end of pain. Some prayers will be answered, and the recipients ...

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How should the church help people with mental illness?

Most people don't talk much about mental illness. And because of this silence, many of us have the misconception that mental illness is something rare, something that happens to unusual people at the margins of society.

We couldn't be more ...

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How can we have hope amidst all the violence and suffering?
How can we have hope amidst all the violence and suffering?

The news today is filled with terrible stories of violence and suffering. Violence against Christians, racial strife, airplanes crashed or missing, ongoing conflict in Syria, Afghanistan, Ukraine, and several African countries—it’s no wonder ...

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