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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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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 02, 2020 08:00am

What Will You Leave Behind As You Finish the Race?

How you live your life is very important, but how you finish is even more important. Many enter the race, […]

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Jul 26, 2020 08:00am

Your Pastor’s Three Greatest Prayer Needs

In July of 2018 my pastor at Antioch in Conway, Arkansas, Dr. Jason Aultman, asked each of the national and […]

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Jul 24, 2020 08:00am

What Will You Do With Your Gift of Time?

Time is deceptive. When we are young, we think we have all the time in the world. We think we […]

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Jul 21, 2020 08:00am

It’s Time to be the Light of the World in the Darkness of Our Culture

Right now, we are living in some of the most tumultuous times with a virus that has virtually brought life […]

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Jul 11, 2020 08:00am

America First, Christianity Second is not OK

One of my favorite songs outside the category of worship music is “God Bless the U.S.A.” by Lee Greenwood. Just […]

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Jul 09, 2020 08:00am

Why We ShouldCare for the Marginalized and Broken

When Angie and I moved into the first home we ever purchased for ourselves, we moved into an aging neighborhood […]

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Jul 03, 2020 08:00am

4 Reasons For My Independence Day Decision

Several years ago, we moved into a house with a big wrap-around front porch. It is great for quiet sitting […]

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Jul 02, 2020 14:00pm

Set Apart

Our lives should look like what Scripture defines as a follower of Christ and not to be resembling the world.

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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 28, 2020 08:00am

God Receives Glory When We Don’t Discriminate

God receives glory, honor, and praise in heaven continuously around his throne. Revelation 5 says, “And they sang a new song: […]

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Jun 25, 2020 08:00am

7 Ways to Upgrade Your Prayer Package

At the risk of losing you before we get started, I confess that I am old enough to remember the […]

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Jun 22, 2020 08:00am

Christian Service is Impossible Without Worship

At my local church, it is made clear that every member of the body is expected to serve the Lord […]

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Jun 19, 2020 08:00am

May His Cross Destroy the Racial Divide

I am a middle-aged, middle class white woman. I was born and mostly raised in the South. I grew up […]

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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 18, 2020 08:00am

Pastor, Are You Feeling the Weight of Decisions?

Are you feeling the weight of making a lot of decisions and being unsure of those decisions, along with their […]

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Jun 16, 2020 14:00pm

Believe

God’s love for you is never ending.

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Jun 14, 2020 08:00am

Church: Don’t be Discouraged, be on Mission

(Originally published on July 1, 2015 after the Supreme Court ruled by a 5-to-4 vote that the Constitution guarantees a right to […]

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Jun 11, 2020 14:00pm

God is Our Shield

When you go into battle with the enemy, you are not alone.

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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 04, 2020 14:00pm

What not to do

He desires for you to have a joyful soul but not at the expense of a holy life.

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Jun 02, 2020 08:00am

Ravi Zacharias, I Was a Life That Was Changed

I don’t think I would have been able to tell you who Ravi Zacharias was before Passion 2016, a college […]

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May 30, 2020 08:00am

What Boldness is Not

I want to be bold. Do you know what I mean? I want to live a life that makes a […]

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May 27, 2020 14:00pm

When Faith Families Come Together Again

Thus says the Lord, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters, who brings forth […]

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May 27, 2020 08:00am

Joe Costa and His Call to Serve Young People

The Costa Family Legacy Joe Costa left technology to become a champion for youth Osta became Costa when half his family moved to […]

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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 14, 2020 08:00am

4 Ways to LIVE up to the Call to Lead

I recently had the opportunity to be the keynote speaker at an annual awards luncheon where I spoke on the […]

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May 13, 2020 08:00am

6 Ways You Can be a Barnabas

Barnabas was, in my opinion, the greatest man in the New Testament other than Jesus.   Why?   Because Barnabas was an […]

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May 09, 2020 08:00am

8 Wrong Responses to Conflict and Anxiety

Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your […]

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May 07, 2020 14:00pm

Wait on God’s “OK”

By waiting on God, we bring honor to Him.

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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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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 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 14, 2020 08:00am

What the World Needs Now is Community, Sweet Community

I need community. You need community. People all over the world may not call it that, but they need community. […]

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Apr 10, 2020 08:00am

The Very First Shelter-in-Place Order was Given to Israel

I’ll admit that I’m resisting too much change from my routine, although I’m getting my mind right for that eventuality. […]

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Apr 08, 2020 08:00am

2 Simple Concepts From a World-Changer that Could Change the World

As I sit down to write tonight, it is very difficult to know what to say or how to say […]

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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 07, 2020 08:00am

Suicide, the LGBTQ Community, and Christians

Suicide.  It’s a topic no one wants to talk about. If it happens, people sweep it under the table. A […]

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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 27, 2020 08:00am

The World’s Greatest Paradox: Christians Have no Rights

Christians live in a paradox: We give up our lives in order to truly receive life. Ostensibly, this may seem […]

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Mar 25, 2020 08:00am

How ‘Bout Painting, Planting and Playing During this Pandemic?

For all of those who are now at home, without five billion activities to rush to, without sports, without even […]

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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 17, 2020 14:00pm

Don’t Do It

We are tempted because we feel the warning sign is keeping us from something we want or need to see.

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Mar 14, 2020 08:00am

Walk by Faith not Fear and Don’t Stop Loving your Neighbor

One of the most-repeated commands in the Bible is “Fear not.” Jesus told us in the Sermon on the Mount […]

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Mar 12, 2020 14:00pm

Cast Away

God is the same yesterday today and tomorrow.

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