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Beyond Fear

When I first entered the old barn, I was startled as I turned a corner and saw the spider a few inches away. People are generally not fond of spiders. “Heartwarming” doesn’t describe our first reaction. I’m no exception, yet there is mystery, beauty and benefit within the life of every creature. Spider silk (the

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Social Media Pt. 3

Set-up Proper Boundaries “Liberty must be limited in order to be possessed.” – Edmund Burke When you sit down to eat with a ruler, Consider carefully what is before you;And put a knife to your throat if you are a man given to appetite. Proverbs 23:1-2 Last week, we talked about some different techniques that

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Social Media Pt. 2

“Know the Game” The First Principle of Social Media Use: Know the game Matthew 10:16 Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. “Advertising is the world’s oldest profession.” – Christian writer, thinker, and theologian Peter Kreeft Most tech companies sell your

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Social Media Use PT. 1

Psalm 144:4  Man is like a breath; his days are like a passing shadow.   Psalm 90:12   So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.  The average American spends 23.7 hours a week on the internet. For perspective, that’s the equivalent of browsing facebook, watching youtube, and posting on instagram from 12:01 in the

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What Is The Benefit Of Fasting?

Through out the history of the Church, Christians have participated in Lent as a way to prepare their hearts and minds to realize more fully the glory of the Easter celebration. Now perhaps more then ever, this time of preparation and anticipation is needed in our churches. Our lives quickly become so filled with obligations

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Doubt

“I used to believe but then I had questions that couldn’t be answered and so I couldn’t believe anymore. You just have never doubted or questioned what people told you about God and the Bible, that’s why you believe.” This was the comment I received at work when a client discovered that I was also

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Outrage

“Anyone who supports this candidate will be judged for their ignorance.” “Wow, strong words from a pastor! Weak-kneed, supposed Christians like you are why the church is falling apart. We’ll see who God judges!” I sat back from my computer, stunned after witnessing the above exchange. There was more to the conversation (forty-seven reply’s more,

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Sending Thoughts and Prayers

“Sending thoughts and prayers.” If you are on social media or watch the news you almost certainly have seen this phrase. You might have even written it. In many ways it has become cliché. A phrase that many people throw around without thinking. Although at its face this phrase seems innocent, it recently has caused

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Spiritual Gifts

Many well-meaning Christians love to ask the question “what is my spiritual gift?” While this is not a bad question, it is important to first answer the question “what is a spiritual gift?” There are actually quite a few components of spiritual gifts that can easily be overlooked. First, we will look to Scripture to

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