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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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Mar 10, 2020 08:00am

The Best Selling Book of all Time is also the Boldest

For both the student and critic alike, a bow must be made towards the inexpressibly unmatched content of the Bible. Even though […]

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Mar 05, 2020 14:00pm

Choice

God wants us to choose Him.

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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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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 18, 2020 08:00am

Here’s What Helping Others Really Means

Over the course of a lifetime, there are a few phone calls that really stand out in your mind. One […]

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Feb 17, 2020 08:00am

Open Letter to My Fellow Millennials

Dear fellow millennials,  We could be the generation to change the world if we changed a few of our own […]

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Feb 16, 2020 08:00am

Indescribable Distraction is a Barrier to Prayer

In this digital age of indescribable distraction, our prayers have depleted.  No doubt we could all cower behind this grand […]

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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 27, 2020 08:00am

Lessons From the Ultimate Traitor

Even if you’ve never read the Bible, you know who he is and what he did. Thesaurus.com lists Judas as a synonym […]

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Jan 26, 2020 08:00am

Human Trafficking: What it is and Why You Should Care

January is human trafficking awareness month. Instead of submitting an overload of statistics or information, I’d simply like to bring […]

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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 22, 2020 08:00am

Seize the Day . . . No, Seize the Decade!

A new year is here! Not just a new year – a new decade. Somehow, it seems impossible to think […]

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Jan 04, 2020 08:00am

How You Can Actually Achieve New Year’s Resolutions

Twenty-twenty (2020) is here. Isn’t that crazy?  It’s that time of year when gym memberships go one sale, people try […]

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Jan 02, 2020 08:00am

What We Missed During the Busy-ness of Christmas

I have been so busy this last month. Christmas parties, decorating for Christmas, wrapping presents, keeping kids out of the […]

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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 25, 2019 08:00am

Lesson From The Grinch

One of my favorite subtle movie lines is found in The Grinch (the Jim Carrey edition). In a scene where he’s busy […]

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Dec 20, 2019 08:00am

Takeaways from Christmas Carols – Part Three (Good King Wenceslas)

“Therefore, Christian men, be sureWealth or rank possessingYe who now will bless the poorShall yourselves find blessing”  This is the […]

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Dec 18, 2019 14:30pm

Just a Baby

I know it sounds wrong to say but Christmas really is a strange time of year in some ways. For […]

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Dec 18, 2019 08:00am

What DID Mary Know?

The Christmas song “Mary, Did You Know?” was written by Mark Lowery and Buddy Greene in 1991.  It quickly became a […]

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Dec 14, 2019 08:00am

The Antidote to Holiday Consumerism? Generosity!

Black Friday is so named because Americans do so much shopping that a lot of retailers who have been in the “red” […]

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Dec 13, 2019 08:00am

Less Shopping, More Serving During the Christmas Season

Even if you’re an atheist, you know that Jesus is the reason for the season.  It’s unpopular and politically incorrect today […]

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