Why are the Foundational Principles of Jesus Important?

Have you ever thought about the structural integrity of a building before walking into it? Or worried about the stability of the pylons on a bridge as you were approaching it? If you’re anything like me, you probably unconsciously assume that both the building and the bridge were constructed correctly, so you’re not preoccupied with …

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Val O'Brien

Bridging the Generation Gap with Val O’Brien

This week we sit down with Val O’Brien to talk about bridging the generation gap in disciple making. It’s a great conversation with insights on making disciples through the generations.

Grateful for All that is Ours in Christ!

Part 5 of a 5 part series- I began this simple exercise in gratitude by recalling some familiar verses in the Pauline epistles, but then quickly found myself leafing through each letter, scanning for spiritual blessings. I began at 6:30 in the morning leafing through Romans, and finally finished with Philemon around 10:30, four hours …

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Grateful for All that is Ours in Christ!

Part 4 of a 5 part series- I began this simple exercise in gratitude by recalling some familiar verses in the Pauline epistles, but then quickly found myself leafing through each letter, scanning for spiritual blessings. I began at 6:30 in the morning leafing through Romans, and finally finished with Philemon around 10:30, four hours …

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Grateful for All That is Ours in Christ!

Part 3 of a 5 part series- I began this simple exercise in gratitude by recalling some familiar verses in the Pauline epistles, but then quickly found myself leafing through each letter, scanning for spiritual blessings. I began at 6:30 in the morning leafing through Romans, and finally finished with Philemon around 10:30, four hours …

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Grateful for All That is Ours in Christ!

Part 2 of a 5 part series- I began this simple exercise in gratitude by recalling some familiar verses in the Pauline epistles, but then quickly found myself leafing through each letter, scanning for spiritual blessings. I began at 6:30 in the morning leafing through Romans, and finally finished with Philemon around 10:30, four hours …

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Grateful for All That’s Ours in Christ!

I’m so thankful for the Spiritual Blessings that are ours in Christ Jesus.    “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” ‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NIV‬‬ After spending the last two months in his letters, I woke up on …

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How to be INDIGNANT Like Jesus

Indignant  -adjective feeling, characterized by, or expressing strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base.  What makes me indignant? Do my feelings mirror those of Christ? There are only two times in the gospels (NIV translation) where it speaks of Jesus being indignant. Certainly there were more than two occasions where Jesus felt this emotion. Wasn’t …

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How to Practice Rhythms of Gratitude like Jesus

In our North American context, we as Christians have three major holidays we celebrate: Christmas, Easter, and Thanksgiving. Jesus grew up in a Jewish family where they annually celebrated the three “Pilgrimage Festivals.” “According to the daily requirement for offerings commanded by Moses for the Sabbaths, the New Moons and the three annual festivals-  the …

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What does a disciple-making church look like?

After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of Him to every town and place where He was about to go. He told them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into His harvest field.” Luke …

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