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  • Apr5Tue

    18 Things to Pray for Your Church

    April 5, 2016
    Filed Under:
    devotional
    I just read this article over at The Gospel Coalition website and loved it. I hope the result of it will be every one of you who reads it will pray these 18 things and more for your church:

    What to Pray For

    1. That we would have unity amid diversity —loving those with whom we have nothing in common but the gospel. 

    2.   That...

  • Jan29Fri

    God's All Sufficient Word

    January 29, 2016
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    devotional
    This Sunday we will be halfway through our sermon series "Don't Waste Your Bible." This Sunday I will be preaching on the sufficiency of Scripture. In preparation for it I came across this gem from Spurgeon. It is powerful.
    If the revelation of God were not enough for our faith, what could we add to it? Who can answer this question? What would...
  • Dec29Tue

    Bible Reading Plans for 2016

    December 29, 2015
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    devotional
    2016 is knocking on the door. As you consider the upcoming year, it is important to take time to do an honest evaluation of your past year. How much Bible reading did you accomplish? Do you have any way of tracking it? There are lots of options for Bible reading plans that vary from reading 10 chapters a day to just one a day and somewhere...
  • Dec16Wed

    How to Improve your Pastor's Preaching

    December 16, 2015
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    devotional
    Is your pastor's preaching dry and boring?
  • Oct13Tue

    The Confession of Fools

    October 13, 2015
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    devotional
    Unfortunately, I haven't had a chance yet to get back to our new series I recently started called "Why Church." In fact, it doesn't look like I will until some time next week. However, to help hold us over, let me share with you this quote I have been chewing on that comes straight out of our growth group reading material:

    "It is both foolish...
  • Sep22Tue

    Why Church?

    September 22, 2015
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    devotional
    Today, many Christians do not think belonging to a local church is important. Of course, the mindset of attending church, getting your church attendance ticket punched, is absolutely wrong. Pastors and church leaders should preach against this mentality. However, committing yourself and your family to a biblical local church is one of the most important decisions you will ever make this side of eternity; and yet, for all the weightiness of it, it is a decision to which few people give any real thought.
  • Sep20Sun

    The Solar System to Scale

    September 20, 2015
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    devotional
    "When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, the son of man that you care for him? You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor." - Psalm 8:3-5
  • Originally from www.biblicalcounselingcoalition.org:  

    A Word from Your BCC Team: 
    The following post is from a presentation that Dr. Newheiser gave at IBCD’s Spring Conference. You can listen to the audio here .  

    What Must Be Done to Protect a Marriage?

    Almost every marriage begins with joy as newlyweds anticipate sharing...

  • Jul20Mon

    5 Ways We Overuse Our Tongue

    July 20, 2015
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    devotional

    From www.glorybooks.org:  

    Ecclesiastes 5:3
    :  For a dream comes through much activity, and a fool’s voice  is known  by  his  many words.

    King Solomon of Israel penned these words in the tenth century B.C.  The Bible tells us he was the wisest man that ever lived ( 1 Kings 4 :30ff) and he wrote...

  • Jun18Thu

    How Exciting Should Our Sunday Meetings Be?

    June 18, 2015
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    devotional
    Should our meetings be exciting? Absolutely. But let’s make sure they’re exciting for the right reasons. We’re remembering and celebrating the fact that Jesus, the Son of God, has clothed himself in our flesh, received God’s wrath in our place, risen from the dead, and is now reigning and interceding for his own until he returns to vanquish evil and spend eternity with his Bride, the Church.