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Three Things I Learned In My Journey through Cancer

This blog post is a special guest post by Denise Halloran. Denise was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in November of 2012 and shares some powerful lessons of God’s faithfulness and working in the post below. Over the past ten months God has taken me on a journey through treatment for […]

Word of God or Gaga?

A little while back, I met with some of our pastors as we talked about our congregation.  One of the guys said, “Many of our people are reading the Bible, but they don’t really believe what it says about sin.” Then our youth pastor at the Barrington campus said, “Pastor […]

What the Bible Story Is Like

The Bible story is like a necklace in which many pearls are joined together on a string. Just as a necklace falls and rises, the Bible story shows us the magnificent sweep of God’s plan for history. The story begins at a high point in the Garden of Eden, where […]

10 Tips for Understanding and Interpreting Jesus’ Parables

Throughout Jesus’ life and ministry, he often taught on topics such as Christian discipleship, money, the Kingdom of God, the end times, and the grace of God. Due to the complexity of some of these topics, Jesus often turned to parables to communicate the deep spiritual messages he was trying […]
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How to Discern Promptings from the Holy Spirit

Question: I wanted to ask you a question, I will sometimes get woken up and i will get prompted to pray for someone. I was last month prompted to pray something very confusing for someone I know. What exactly does this mean, and how can I best discern promptings from the […]
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The 25 Most Popular Christian Hymns

One of the major ways Christians have let the Word of God dwell in us richly throughout history has been through singing hymns in church gatherings. Hymns are beloved because they share the richness of the gospel and the beauty of Jesus Christ in a catchy and memorable way. Hymns and […]