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Kingdom Here

Kingdom Here

Kingdom Here “The Kingdom of God has come near you” (Lk. 10:9, 11).   Jesus’ central message was not, “the good news about going to heaven,” but “the good news about heaven coming to earth.”   This is the message He placed on His disciples’ lips. It’s the summary...

Franny’s Last Ride

Franny’s Last Ride

7 Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to see the sun. 8 So if a person lives many years, let him rejoice in them all; but let him remember that the days of darkness will be many. All that comes is vanity.[b] 9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let...

How Do I Discover My Purpose?

How Do I Discover My Purpose?

“Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2 Give a portion to seven, or even to eight, for you know not what disaster may happen on earth. 3 If the clouds are full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth, and if a tree falls to the...

Seize The Day

Seize The Day

Seize the Day! “Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these things God will bring you into judgment” (Ecc. 11:9). I love how...

Seeking God’s Will

Seeking God’s Will

“And they went through the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia. And when they had come up to Mysia, they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them. So passing by Mysia, they...

Talking to your kids about sex

Talking to your kids about sex

“My son, be attentive to my wisdom; incline your ear to understanding… for the lips of a forbidden woman drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil, but in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged sword…” (Pr. 5:1-4). Parents, not peers,...

7 reasons to pursue racial reconciliation

7 reasons to pursue racial reconciliation

Chances are that you’ve never visited a racially integrated church. Almost 9 out of 10 churches are racially homogenous.[1] America escaped Jim Crow in the 1960’s, but in a very real sense, the church has not—we are still...

Hassle-free family devotions

Hassle-free family devotions

“You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,...

The Myth of the Balanced Life

The Myth of the Balanced Life

Our culture tells us that strong people are balanced people. They garner the strength of their determination, their will, and their resources in order to maintain order in every area of life. They exercise regularly, cook every...

The 2 Kinds of Shame

The 2 Kinds of Shame

“And the man and his wife were both naked and were not ashamed” (Gen. 2:25). “But what fruit were you getting at that time from the things of which you are now ashamed?” (Rm. 6:21). There are two kinds of shame: misplaced shame and well-placed shame. On the surface,...

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