Monthly Archives: October 2017

On Mission in the Marketplace–Part 2

On Sunday the church gathers, but on Monday through Saturday the church scatters. Into the marketplace followers of Jesus Christ live as God’s ambassadors. They are his representatives, his messengers. They are on mission. R.C. Sproul described the mission to … Continue reading

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On Mission in the Marketplace–Part 1

When Jesus entered our world, he didn’t box himself inside the four walls of the synagogue. He walked into the lives of sinners. He touched the lepers. He associated with prostitutes. He dined with heathen. He scandalized the religious community … Continue reading

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Finish Your Race

After years of progressive hearing loss, by age 46 German composer Ludwig van Beethoven had become completely deaf. Nevertheless, he wrote his most fabulous music, including five symphonies, during his later years.  Louis L’Amour wrote over 100 western novels selling … Continue reading

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Facing the Unknown–Part 2

Every day we face new ventures, unseen horizons, and challenging obstacles. It could be a move to a new city, a change of jobs, attending a different school, or moving to a new neighborhood. Facing the unknown is difficult. It … Continue reading

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Facing the Unknown

Every day we face new ventures, dark horizons, and challenging obstacles. It could be a move to a new city, a change of jobs, attending a different school, or moving to a new neighborhood. Facing the unknown is difficult. It … Continue reading

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When You Are Angry with God

Sometimes life hurts. And when we hurt, the natural response is anger. When another person is responsible for our pain, our anger turns toward the one who has injured us. But sometimes there’s no clear culprit in our suffering. At … Continue reading

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Four Lessons of Contentment

Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., observes that our society is marked by “inextinguishable discontent.” Our quest is usually not for contentment but for what is better and what is next. We want a better job with better pay and a … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Worry Kills

Worry is anxiety full-blown. Worry paralyzes people until they can’t do anything for fear that it will be wrong. The very word worry comes from the Old English word that means “to strangle.” It strangles the very life out of … Continue reading

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Four Critical Decisions to Save Your Family

A man worked for a television studio, but, unlike so many in the TV industry who seldom watch television themselves, this man was addicted to it. He would come home from work, turn on the tube and watch it all … Continue reading

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Four Choices to Make in a Crisis

The Chinese language uses two characters to form the word crisis: one means danger, the other opportunity. A crisis can blindside you, bringing pain and added hurt; or it can provide an opportunity, leading you to a new adventure and … Continue reading

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