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Key Connections (August 24, 2016)

5 Benefits of Loving My Small Church (Courtney Reissig, For The Church) As one member of a small church to the many others who may be reading, let’s remember the value of being in our small churches, lest we forget the gift that God has given us. Difficult Scripture: Putting God […]

Seven Reasons to Not Fear Sharing Your Faith

The word “evangelism” sends a shiver down the spine of many Christians. “I won’t know what to say.” “I want to get to know the person better.” “They seem like they wouldn’t be open to the gospel.” “Evangelism is not my spiritual gift.” There are many common excuses people use […]
ongoing suffering

The Wearying Burden of Ongoing Suffering

My heart has been incredibly weary lately. I have struggled to find words that adequately express the tumultuous emotions within my spirit. Daily, I need to fight the impulse to turn inward and disconnect from those around me, as I teeter between pressing on or succumbing to the crushing weight […]

Grow in Contentment through Worship

I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty or hunger, abundance and need. I can do all things through him who […]
when God seems unfair

When God Seems Unfair

A co-worker receives a promotion the same week you’re laid off. The house you considered “perfect” for your family is sold to another buyer. You labor long hours at your current workplace and volunteer at numerous nonprofits, yet your dream of owning a business is squashed by a bank’s loan […]
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Key Connections (August 17, 2016)

The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life (Colin Smith, Moody Publishers) Pastor Colin’s book is now available! In The 10 Greatest Struggles of Your Life, Pastor Colin opens up the 10 Commandments to show how there is more to them than meets the eye. Includes a 30-page study guide ideal for personal or group […]