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Small Beginnings Produced by His Hand

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many…” – William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony

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Small Beginnings Produced by His Hand

“Thus out of small beginnings greater things have been produced by His hand that made all things of nothing, and gives being to all things that are; and, as one small candle may light a thousand, so the light here kindled hath shone unto many…” – William Bradford, Governor of the Plymouth Colony

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Fourteen Thanksgiving Celebration Tips

It has always amazed me that we live in a nation where a holiday is given to the people for the purpose of thanksgiving. Let’s seize the day! It is a marvelous opportunity for us to lead our families in thanksgiving, building cultures of happiness and gratitude in our families that spill over into the […]

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Golden Calf Christianity in a Town Near You

Jesse Johnson, in his article,  Tozer, Youth Ministry, and a plug nickel  plays the role of a helpful historian as documents a time period which I was a part of a… the rise of youth ministry in America. It was a time where evangelicalism lost its way and is still reeling. Johnson speaks of it as […]

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Six Things the Lord Does

Sermon Audio Featured Sermon on 1 John 2:12-14

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The Greatest Is Love

In the final clause of 1 Corinthians 13, the apostle makes it plain that the purpose of everything in earth and heaven is love. Nothing matters without love. Nothing lasts without love. Nothing is beautiful without love. And, the whole story of history is summed up in these words in John 15:9, “as the father has loved me […]

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How Children are Left Out in a Family Integrated Church

I am confident that worship and fellowship in a church should be age integrated, following the biblical patterns. There are many benefits… For example, in churches were this is practiced there is a heightened relational depth. The fellowship times last longer than in many churches. People get very connected. In most family integrated churches, the […]

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Sin Dies or We Die

Here is a very helpful article by John Piper on waging war with sin Thirteen Practical Steps to Kill Sin. He says, “sin dies or we die.” And, “Don’t make any plans that open the door for sin’s entry. “Make no provision for the flesh, to gratify its desires” (Romans 13:14).

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What Can Infants Really Get Out of Church?

Let me illustrate how valuable it is for a child to be included in corporate worship in the church. Many years ago, there was a family in our church who needed some help with their children during the church services as a result of a new baby and lots of little ones. My wife Deborah […]

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Top Ten Bad Fruits Of Youth Culture

Jesus makes it clear that he who does anything to “cause the least of these” to stumble “it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones” (Luke 17:2). By gratifying the natural desire […]

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Fear of God Conference Audio Available on USB

This week only – free shipping and 20% off ($60 discounted from $75). At this conference, we discussed the doctrine of the fear of God, as well as the applications of this doctrine for our own hearts, homes, churches, and government. You may be thinking, “Oh, I already know about the fear of God. Why do […]

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What Love Looks Like, Part 2

What are the signs of love? In the context, Paul gives us 15 distinguishing marks love that manifest the presence of Jesus Christ in our homes and churches. We have already covered the first five marks of love in Part 1. Now, we will turn our attention to the rest of them: 7. Love does […]

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Fear of God Devotional: What Can Modern Christians Learn from the Life of Noah?

Ken Ham explains that Noah was a man of great faith who feared God, as evidenced by the fact that Hebrews 11 lists him in the “Hall of Faith.” Though the whole world had rebelled against God, Noah feared God and obeyed everything that God told him to. Even when perhaps he did not understand […]

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Fear of God Conference – Day 3 Recap

Today was the final day of the “Fear of God” conference. Today’s sessions included breakouts, where our speakers sought to further unpack this issue of the fear of God and its many applications to all areas of life. Later in the day, we listened to a few more keynote messages and a Q&A discussion panel, […]

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The Fear of God and the Impoverished Church by Gary Powers

This morning at the Fear of God conference, Gary Powers gave a message titled The Fear of God and the Impoverished Church. Gary Powers makes it clear that there is a famine in the land – a famine of preaching the Word of God. Why? He contends that there is a famine in the land […]

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