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Dealing with Disappointment in Disciple Making

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making As you invest your life in people, some will disappoint you. There will be people you poured your life into who never really take hold of Jesus and follow Him completely. There will be some that start strong but fall away. Others will oppose you and […]

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The Paradigm Shift of Disciple Making

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making Dietrich Bonhoeffer grew up in an upper middle-class German family of doctors and scientists. So when he told his parents that he wanted to study theology, they were not that excited. Dietrich later became one of the world’s foremost theologians and thinkers of the 20th century. […]

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The Importance of Godly Character

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making William Law was born at Kings Cliffe, Northhamptonshire, England in 1686. He was a well-educated, Cambridge man who loved the Lord and served Him faithfully. Because of his unwillingness to compromise his convictions by signing an Oath of Allegiance to new Hanoverian sovereign, George I, Law […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

October 2018 Blog Theme: Overcoming Evangelism Challenges You must break barriers to live your life on mission. We all have things we want to do, but never do. We want to lose weight and get fit but find ourselves never working out. We want to get financially independent but find ourselves charging up credit cards for […]

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Your Church and Your Field of Evangelism

October 2018 Blog Theme: Overcoming Evangelism Challenges The church is God’s people on mission. Thursday, Aug. 5, 2010, began like every other day. Thirty-three miners packed their lunches, kissed their families goodbye and entered the deep recesses of the 121-year-old San José Mine in northern Chile. Then, in the blink of an eye, the mine collapsed, […]

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Identify Your Field of Evangelism

October 2018 Blog Theme: Overcoming Evangelism Challenges You have been strategically placed to make an eternal impact. You are where you are for a reason. There are no mistakes or coincidences with God. He placed you at your job, in your neighborhood, at your school and in your social network for a reason. You were handpicked […]

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What to Do When They Say ‘I’m Not Ready Yet’

October 2018 Blog Theme: Overcoming Evangelism Challenges When a person is not ready to trust Christ, don’t stop there. “I’m just not ready yet.” My friend had been wrestling with Jesus for some time. He grew up in a religious home but didn’t have a personal relationship with Christ. Now, after spending time attending our church, […]

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Evangelism Roadblocks or Smokescreens?

October 2018 Blog Theme: Overcoming Evangelism Challenges Be ready to give an answer for the hope that you have. The restaurant was packed and busy, but we didn’t notice. We were deeply engaged in conversation. “But how can I believe that the Bible is true?” he asked. “I think it is just a bunch of good […]

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Search and Rescue

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy Jesus came on a mission — a search and rescue mission. Luke 19.10 (ESV) says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” The metanarrative of the Bible — the sweeping panoramic view of Scripture — is that we were created for […]

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Embracing Grace

September 2018 Blog Theme: Embracing Both Obedience and Mercy Grace is not just a one-time experience; it is a daily reality for the follower of Jesus. (John 1.16 ESV) says, “For from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace.” Like the tide that continually rolls in wave after wave, never stopping, never ending; God’s […]

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