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16 May A Touch of Compassion

A family was visiting Chicago. It was a cool day as wind whipped around every corner in the city and kissed their cheeks. They rushed to enter a Starbucks downtown. As they entered, the son noticed a homeless man sitting on the ground. His fingernails...

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18 Apr How Can I Pray for You?

This is a simple question that God has powerfully used in my life. On a mission trip to the country of Ukraine a few years ago, as we ate at various  locations, I observed my missionary friend, Dr. Byron Shearer, asking our servers a question that...

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06 Apr The Benefits of Community

In the previous post we began to look at the imperative of community, in other words, how God has made us for Himself and for each other. And though we have stepped out of the "dance" and tried to make the world revolve around us,...

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23 Mar Popcorn and Prayer

I love the simplicity of Jesus’s love. We often will over-complicate the ways we try to share the love of Jesus Christ to others, but Jesus Himself presents it so simplistically. "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold...

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05 Nov Meeting Unbelievers

God calls us all to be missionaries. As the Father sent Jesus so He sends us (John 20). But how do we do that in our context. Here are some thoughts:   Expect It To Not Be Easy If you have ever spoke to a missionary I doubt...

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04 Aug How to Help a Guest of Our Church

I was shocked to learn that most church visitors decide in the first few minutes if they will ever return. Whether they are greeted, or if they have friendly interactions, determines if they will return even before the music starts. In all reality, the main...

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