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Key Connections (April 27, 2016)

April 27, 2016

Consider attending these two great conferences: The Gospel Coalition’s 2017 National Conference (Indianapolis) and the True Woman 2016 National Women’s Conference (also in Indianapolis).

Should You Stay or Go? (Mark Dever, 9Marks)

I want to suggest 12 factors for you to consider when deciding whether to stay in your present church or move to another local or international congregation.

Ideas to Jumpstart Prayer (Dan Jarvis, Revive Our Hearts)

My experience has been that many believers aren’t opposed to prayer, but they don’t really feel effective while doing it…So here are a few ideas to jumpstart prayer in your church or ministry.

Motherhood Is a Gift (Gloria Furman, LifeWay Women)

…beyond whatever our culture’s view is of motherhood, Christians stand on eternal truth when we say that motherhood is a gift.

Should Christians Cremate Their Loved Ones? (John Piper, Desiring God)

How many evangelicals would choose cremation if it cost as much or more than a simple, traditional service of burial?…Two focuses of Scripture lead away from burning toward burying.

The Daunting Significance of Making Disciples at Home (Adam Griffin, The Village Church Blog)

As significant and valuable as the physical welfare of a child is, it pales in comparison to the welfare of their immortal and irreplaceable soul. What wouldn’t you sacrifice for the sake of a child’s soul?

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Kristen Wetherell

Kristen Wetherell is a writer and Bible teacher. She has previously served as content manager of Unlocking the Bible. She is the author, along with Sarah Walton, of Hope When It Hurts: Biblical Reflections to Help You Grasp God’s Purpose in Your Suffering (The Good Book Company, April 2017). She blogs at her website, and you can follow her on Twitter. She and her husband Brad are parents to their sweet daughter and members of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in Itasca, Ill.

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