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Sep 30, 2020 08:00am

Truth About the World’s Dangerous Distractions-Part One

Distractions are really lies that dangerously lead you away from the life-changing reality of Jesus.

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Sep 29, 2020 08:00am

Being Certain and Being Right Are Two Different Things

My objective that day was to get to the hospital in downtown Chicago before the surgery to have prayer with […]

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Sep 28, 2020 08:00am

This is How to Fight Your Battles

That mountain ahead may look impossible, but God has been giving out courage since time began.

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Sep 27, 2020 08:00am

Five Ways to BE the Church

We weren’t made to live in isolation but in community, so intentionally love and serve others.

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Sep 26, 2020 08:00am

If You’re Struggling, Maybe You’re Out of Balance

“Your walk with God, family life, and ministry must be in biblical balance.” This is Principle #10 of twelve in […]

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Sep 25, 2020 08:00am

Why Have Parents Abandoned Their Responsibilities?

As I write this, we are starting to feel a change in the air in our part of the country. […]

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Sep 24, 2020 08:00am

6:07 Tuesday Afternoon August 4, 2020

People need a Savior the world over, so ministry after a catastrophic event is especially important.

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Sep 23, 2020 08:00am

5 Myths About Why You Go to Church

Core values are principles and convictions that you have for both your life and your ministry. They are values focusing […]

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Sep 22, 2020 08:00am

7 Things to Do While You Wait

We’ve all had to wait.  Wait in line for a package, for test results. Waiting isn’t fun.  We are impatient […]

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Sep 21, 2020 08:00am

National Day of Prayer and Fasting

God has established ways for a society to ensure its moral compass, but we have neglected them.

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Sep 20, 2020 08:00am

Anger Hurts the Angry More Than Its Victims

“Why are you bitter?”  Radio personality Alan Colmes used to end his daily radio show with a bit where he […]

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Sep 19, 2020 08:00am

Different Opinions and What Jesus Would Do

Even though it’s completely secular wisdom, I thought that author and podcaster Brene (pronounced like Renee) Brown’s comments were well […]

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Sep 18, 2020 08:00am

Gratitude During This Time of Anxiety IS Possible

When I was a kid, I loved to watch the Tigger movie. Tigger was always full of excitement and wonder […]

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Sep 17, 2020 08:00am

Getting Rid of Lies the Devil Whispers Into Your Ear

Anxiety reveals itself in a number of ways. Sometimes it’s subtle. It can be misunderstood for simply pressure or stress […]

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Sep 16, 2020 08:00am

Is Church Attendance the Sole Evidence of Your Salvation?

There are many reasons Christians are losing the culture, but these are probably the top four. They are all ouch-worthy, […]

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Sep 15, 2020 08:00am

Hope, Grace, and Kindness on the Football Field

Sit back a minute, close your eyes and honestly ask yourself what life would be like without hope. Yes, seriously, […]

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Sep 14, 2020 08:00am

It’s Time to Be Selfless, Submissive, and Serving

The moment we commit ourselves to live for Christ is simultaneously the moment we resolve to die to ourselves.  The […]

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Sep 13, 2020 08:00am

Is Peace Even Possible?

Peace. Oh, how we need it in our world today.  Before you say, “Duh, Captain Obvious!” or point the finger […]

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Sep 12, 2020 08:00am

How To Boldly Speak Truth in a World Full of Lies

Speaking biblical truths is important for Christians for the following reasons:  It confesses and proclaims God’s truth in your life. […]

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Sep 11, 2020 08:00am

Suicide Leaves Behind Darkness, But There is a Light . . .

[RainDripsDrainsDownpours. A quiet roarA steady streamA childhood memoryA goodbye RainShowersShudders A pitter-patterA puddleA pair of boots RainBreaksBleeds A last kissA […]

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Sep 10, 2020 08:00am

When Your Pain Makes You Wonder Why Me

What do you do when pain is your constant companion? How do you keep on going when life stays hard and […]

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Sep 09, 2020 08:00am

Counterculture Needs a Love Encounter

On September 1st, 2016, the San Francisco 49ers squared off against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. National Anthem […]

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Sep 08, 2020 08:00am

Not Hearing From God? Might Be Time for Hearing Aids

“How’s your hearing?” That was a question my doctor started asking me about ten years ago. I would always respond […]

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Sep 07, 2020 08:00am

This is How a Church Should Actually Function

We are commanded by Christ to “make disciples,” but somewhere along the way, making disciples became counting converts to some.   […]

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Sep 06, 2020 08:00am

Here’s How You Know if Your Church is Sick

There are many examples of people who thought they were healthy but when they visited the doctor it was the […]

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Sep 05, 2020 08:00am

Loving, Leading and Learning From Your Family is the Greatest Gift You Could Give Them

Don’t Hide Kids love to run around, scream, and laugh. Hide and seek is the go-to game at the moment […]

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Sep 04, 2020 08:00am

Husbands, It is Critical to Take Care of Your Girl First

Focus on Your Girl God has given us something very precious to take care of: our wives. As we already […]

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Sep 03, 2020 08:00am

Do You Ever Feel Lonely?

I know I do. And I think God does, too. The author of Hebrews writes: “This High Priest of ours […]

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Sep 02, 2020 08:00am

Leadership, Submission and Other Crazy Concepts

I can remember clearly the first time I drove a motorcycle. It wasn’t because it was a lot of fun […]

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Sep 01, 2020 08:00am

You’ll Never Regret This Digital Family Plan

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 31, 2020 08:00am

Don’t Take Spiritual Shortcuts to Find Answers

Prayer is good, but . . . I want to share something on my mind and heart today, a conviction […]

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Aug 30, 2020 08:00am

In a Social Justice World What is the Real Mission?

So what is the mission of God in a social justice world and what can we take from God’s Word? […]

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Aug 29, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter 11

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 28, 2020 08:00am

Through all of This Chaos There is Hope

Be still.Be quiet.Listen. Sometimes, when the world around us seems to spiral and spin off each page of every day, […]

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Aug 27, 2020 08:00am

The Abortion Issue: Here’s What Christians Should Pray

The strength of our pro-life demonstrations and protests may be ignored, but “the prayer of a righteous person is powerful […]

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Aug 26, 2020 10:41am

You Don’t Have to Quit Sinning Before You Come to Jesus

Is it possible that you are “saved” and in the family of God, but you are sinning and you don’t […]

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Aug 25, 2020 22:12pm

Why Would God Allow Brokenness?

Like an eggIt cracksAnd then everythingYolk and allSpills out Until the shell emptiesAnd only the shell remains There is nothingUntil […]

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Aug 24, 2020 08:00am

When the Potholes of Life Knock You Out of Alignment

As we wind down the season over the next few weeks, there are some of us who feel like summer […]

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Aug 23, 2020 08:00am

You Can Do This: Back to School Tips For NOT Falling Apart

The beginning of a school year is always a good time to evaluate our schedules for the year ahead.  I […]

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Aug 22, 2020 08:00am

A Parent’s Guide to Biblical Wisdom: Chapter Ten

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 21, 2020 08:00am

There’s Just One Question You Should Ask Yourself

OK, OK. Before I reveal it to you, let me explain the context a bit. As I was reading in […]

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Aug 20, 2020 08:00am

Is Truth Really Determined by the Individual?

Truth. It’s a subject that has evolved and changed.  A topic that has been stretched, questioned and misused over time. We […]

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Aug 19, 2020 08:00am

No One Plans Their Addiction: How to Climb Out of the Pit

In his wilder days, my dad had a group that he partied with. They were good guys, but they all […]

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Aug 18, 2020 08:00am

Nothing is More Powerful Than Falling to Your Knees in Prayer

Praying about this election is one of the most imperative things you can do right now. The election is almost […]

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Aug 17, 2020 08:00am

Here’s Why You Don’t Ignore the Guy With Tattoos

As usual, my plane was late and I did not think I would be able to make the connection. I […]

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Aug 16, 2020 08:00am

Shut Down Your Faith in Government

When we see moral and cultural decay occur in our country, sometimes our response is to put a lot of […]

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Aug 15, 2020 08:00am

Parents’ Guide to Biblical Wisdom

(Missionary to Thailand Brandon Lingle has written a parenting book in Thai, and he has graciously agreed to share it […]

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Aug 14, 2020 08:00am

Surrender the Fight and be Declared the Winner

I’ve fought my share of fights over the years.  Some were necessary. Some were stupid. Some I won. Some I […]

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Aug 13, 2020 08:00am

The Four-Step Prayer Plan That’s Not About You

How often do you sit down to pray, and this happens:  You think of your family.  You pray for your […]

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Aug 12, 2020 08:00am

Cleaning Out the Hypocrisy of Our Hearts

I am so thankful to God for giving me a husband that is a pastor, a preacher of the Word […]

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