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Jun 30, 2020 08:00am

Showing Grace When the World Expects Judgment

Every conversation you get into is an opportunity to show people the grace of God that you’ve experienced in your […]

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Jun 29, 2020 08:00am

Jesus Wants Us to Know His Father as Our Father

“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” (A.W. Tozer) What […]

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Jun 26, 2020 08:00am

In What Direction do Your Words Point?

Words shape the future. Whether we’re talking about written words or spoken words, the fact is families, churches, governments, nations […]

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Jun 24, 2020 08:00am

Real Faith is Transformational not Informational

Real faith uses information for the purpose of transformation. D. L. Moody said, “the Bible was not given for merely […]

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Jun 23, 2020 08:00am

It’s Not About Winning an Argument, But Winning a Soul

If you believe in Jesus, then apologetics is for you; it’s not just for “intellectuals.”  The clearest definition I’ve heard […]

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Jun 18, 2020 14:00pm

Becoming a Sacrifice

If you have accepted Him as your Savior, you have a duty to be holy, to be set apart from the rest of this world for His glory.

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 10, 2020 08:00am

10 Ways to Help Someone Who is Depressed

As someone who has personally struggled with depression and tried to minister to loved ones in the thick of it, […]

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Jun 09, 2020 08:00am

A Protest Against Refusing to Value Human Life

I’m writing this just a few days after the death of George Floyd at the hands of police, so the United States […]

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Jun 06, 2020 08:00am

Real Religion is Faith That Works

Greg Stier, Founder and President of Dare 2 Share Ministries, tells the story of encountering a fan of Marilyn Manson […]

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Jun 03, 2020 08:00am

Yes, the Answer to Racism is Jesus

Racism has been part of the human story for thousands of years. The Bible itself contains the history of tribal […]

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May 14, 2020 14:00pm

Clear Instructions

God gave clear instructions on what to do after the flood: give life, do not take it.

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May 05, 2020 14:00pm

I’m in the Lord’s army

When we recognize our gifts and use them for God’s glory, we fulfill our purpose.

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May 05, 2020 08:00am

3 Reasons to Follow This Fashion Trend

Last year, I was reading through books of the Bible I had never completed. I hate to admit that, but […]

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Apr 30, 2020 14:00pm

God doesn’t forget us.

He loves us in spite of our worries and insecurities.

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Apr 23, 2020 14:00pm

You want me to do what?

What has God told you to do and what has been your response?

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Apr 23, 2020 08:00am

How Should We Live? How Should We Die?

Last night I dreamed about my dad. It’s strange, because although he passed away eleven years ago next month, this […]

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Apr 22, 2020 08:00am

6 Ways to Share Your Story With Non-Christians

(Read “How to Transition into ‘Gospel Conversations’ with Non-Christians” as it builds on this blog. https://lifeword.org/blog/how-to-have-gospel-conversations-with-non-believers/ As you peel back […]

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Apr 19, 2020 08:00am

Easter: The Rest of the Story

Easter may have looked different this year – yes. Virtual services, maybe a small family gathering for lunch depending on […]

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Apr 17, 2020 08:00am

A World-changing, Life-transforming Hope for the Whole World

Hope is so fundamental to the human condition that when we don’t have it life is unbearable. We know that […]

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Apr 16, 2020 08:00am

Now is the Perfect Time for an Appointment with God

As I sit to write these words, I have just listened to our national leaders warn us that we are […]

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Apr 13, 2020 08:00am

It’s Time to Speed the Spread (of the good news)

When was the last time you spread the good news?  What an odd time to think about spreading things!  News […]

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Apr 07, 2020 14:00pm

Life isn’t fair

No matter what you’ve done, what you’ve said or where you’ve been, reach out to God today.

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Apr 02, 2020 14:00pm

Give God Your Best

They are doing these things because they know we want them to, not because they want to.

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Mar 31, 2020 08:00am

How to Have Gospel Conversations With Non-Believers

Sam Chan’s wonderful book Evangelism in a Skeptical World fleshes out a practical pathway to create “gospel conversations.”  Simply put, conversations have three […]

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Mar 24, 2020 14:00pm

Separation but Restoration

“Oh, death where is your sting? Oh, grace where is thy victory?”

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Mar 22, 2020 08:00am

How Do You Know if You’re Spiritual Enough?

Before we get started, I need to let you in on a little secret about a deeply ingrained insecurity that […]

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Mar 19, 2020 14:00pm

You can run but You can’t hide

Christ died for you knowing you would be a sinner.

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Mar 19, 2020 08:00am

This is How to Become a Sinner Saved by Grace

The image of a diamond is commonly used to show the multi-faceted reality of how sinners are saved by God. […]

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Mar 18, 2020 08:00am

Coronavirus: Who’s Really in Control?

I don’t know how to change a tire.  I don’t know rocket science or calculus.  I don’t know how bad […]

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Mar 15, 2020 08:00am

Don’t Settle For an Average Life with an Average Purpose

There are only two ways to live life: Your way.  God’s way.  There is no third way. To put it […]

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Mar 12, 2020 08:00am

The Sunday Lunch Crowd is the Worst, Take it From Your Server

I’m a Christian currently working in the food industry, so I’m writing this article because it’s extremely important that the […]

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Mar 05, 2020 14:00pm

Choice

God wants us to choose Him.

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Mar 05, 2020 08:00am

This is How the Cycle of Anger and Abuse Can Stop With You

Growing up, I thought my family was like every other family and then I learned that we weren’t. But wait, […]

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Mar 03, 2020 14:00pm

Deep Breath

The Scriptures are deep breaths that satisfy our lungs and clear our minds.

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Mar 02, 2020 08:00am

Addiction’s Grip and What Happens When You Surrender

“Life isn’t worth living without it.”  Those six words spoken by my dad brought my world racing into high-definition focus […]

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Feb 28, 2020 08:00am

Beautiful, Generous Giving Requires Humility

When an airline pilot charts his route, he is faced with the task of remaining on course until he arrives […]

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Feb 25, 2020 14:00pm

Best for Last

We were set apart from every other living thing – not only were we given a voice to speak, but we were given a conscience and a soul. From the beginning, we were created with the ability to choose.

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Feb 22, 2020 08:00am

This is How You Can be the Salt of the Earth

“Your speech should always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you should answer each person.” […]

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Feb 21, 2020 08:00am

What if Christians Acted Like the Body of Christ?

In the first century, when people became followers of Christ, they did so well aware of the cost (Luke 14:28). […]

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Feb 20, 2020 08:00am

The High Price Others Pay for Our Missed Opportunities

“Act wisely toward outsiders, making the most of the time.” (Colossians 4:5) H. Jackson Brown has been quoted as saying, […]

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Feb 13, 2020 14:00pm

God Provides

God died for us, and in doing so, he provided for our future – with a tree.

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Jan 28, 2020 08:00am

This is What “Living Sent” Means

The command to “live sent” may or may not be a familiar phrase in today’s church vernacular. Same goes for […]

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Jan 25, 2020 08:00am

Five Reasons Being a Prisoner is a Good Thing

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have […]

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Jan 23, 2020 08:00am

Steve’s Story: A Lesson in Love and Grace

It was another cold, rainy day in Washington, D.C.  Steve, an African American in his late 40s, was making his […]

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Jan 21, 2020 08:00am

Something Missing in Your Life? Don’t Start With Religion.

Perhaps one of the biggest frustrations in life is not knowing where to start. It is a common problem for […]

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Jan 16, 2020 08:00am

This is Why a Sheep Loves to Read

In a pivotal passage, Jesus explains, “I know my own and my own know me” (John 10:14). In this verse he […]

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Jan 09, 2020 08:00am

What Does it Mean to be “Born Again”?

We’ve all heard the phrase “born again”. Some mock. Some scratch their temple. Some bend their knees in worship. But, […]

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Dec 27, 2019 08:00am

Doing Ministry in the Christian Bubble

As a Christian (and a pastor, at that!) I can easily get into the rut of the infamous ‘Christian Bubble’ […]

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Dec 24, 2019 08:00am

Your Christmas Table Isn’t Extravagant Enough

Wow, the spread this year! Whether you’re catering in from a restaurant (be honest, it’s tempting!) or delegating dishes to […]

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