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infertility

What Infertility Means to the Enemy

It’s National Infertility Awareness Week. For more than four years, my husband and I have walked a journey that no couple imagines they will face: infertility. We have never experienced the joys of a positive pregnancy test or holding our child in our arms. We have watched the majority of […]
abide

Three Keys to Abide in Christ

“Abide in me, and I in you.” (John 15:4) Christianity is about far more than holding right beliefs or adopting right behaviors. At salvation, we enter into a union with God that changes our legal status. We have right standing with God now. We have a righteousness that comes by […]
teens

12 Things to Pray for the Teens You Know

Being a teenager is hard. Being a Christian teenager is harder. We are walking through turbulent years, carrying pressing burdens, feelings, temptations, desires and fears. As teenagers, we wrestle with living through growing pains—as Christ-followers, with living out our faith. We need your help. More specifically, we need your prayer. […]
Bible resources

Key Connections (April 20, 2017)

We Need More Bible in Youth Ministry (Katherine Forster, Desiring God) Here are four reasons I believe pastors, teachers, youth leaders, and Christian parents need to encourage and exhort us to study the Bible, and teach us how to do it. The Gospel Doesn’t Accommodate (Jason Garwood, Gospel-Centered Discipleship) Why are we […]
reconciliation

Eight Ways to Pursue the Ministry of Reconciliation

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”¹ On June 16, 1858, Abraham Lincoln spoke those words to his Republican colleagues in the Springfield, Illinois statehouse. He had just been chosen to run against Stephen Douglas for the United States Senate. When Lincoln’s law partner, William Herndon, questioned the use of such […]
am I called to plant a church

Am I Called to Plant a Church?

Over the past few months, my wife, Kristen, and I have been discerning our call to plant a church. Nine personal experiences have stood out to us. I decided to write them down for my benefit, and then realized they might be helpful for other people too. So, are you […]