Category Archives: Christian life

When you feel deserted

Do you feel forsaken? Abandoned? Deserted? There is hope! Continue reading

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Who or what will be in control?

So much of life comes down to choices about who or what will be in control. Continue reading

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When the storms hit…

Truths to carry and guide us in difficult times. Continue reading

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Five parts to our story

If we hope to live well in a painfully complicated and broken world… Continue reading

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How does God lead His people?

Knowing and doing the will of God matters to those who know God. How to know God’s will is not always so easy. Continue reading

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You might be an immature Christian if…

Practical suggestions for measuring maturity in Christ. Continue reading

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Abundant life includes pain and struggle

It sometimes doesn’t feel good to be a Christian on the straight and narrow. Continue reading

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Three kinds of people in the world

any merely twofold division of the world into good and bad is disastrous. It overlooks the fact that the members of the second class (to which most of us belong) are always and necessarily… Continue reading

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14 spiritual disciplines

“Train yourself to be godly”(1 Timothy 4:7). What does your training plan include? See 7 disciplines of abstinence and 7 disciplines of activity. Continue reading

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How does God bring us to maturity?

Use this for a small group series or a sermon series. Seven primary resources for spiritual maturity. Continue reading

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