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First Person: Report from a Missionary in South Asia

Each week, more would join us and plead for us to visit their villages. This is nothing new for a missionary in South Asia: we felt the acute tension of His plentiful harvest on the cusp of being ready, yet knew we were woefully short on workers to labor in the harvest.
what is a believer

10 Differences Between a Believer and a Christian

What is a believer? Well, a believer is someone who merely believes in Jesus, whereas a Christian actually follows His commands.
Summer Bible Study

How to Organize Your Own Summer Bible Study – 6 Tips

Here are six questions you’ll need to answer in order to set sail on your own summer Bible study adventure.
pet sin

Do YOU Have a Pet Sin?

Every one of us probably also has a sin we rather enjoy, a sin we refuse to put to death. In fact, we may even protect and promote it. We might refer to it as a pet sin.
depression

A Christmas Letter to Those With Depression

Depression is tough at the best of times. Perhaps it’s the best of times, such as holiday times, when it’s especially tough. The thought of mixing with happy people fills you with dread. The thought of remembering lost loved ones fills you with gloom. How can people be so happy when you are so sad?
this generation

Our Mission: We Were Born for THIS Generation

You were born for THIS generation. For this moment. And there has never been a greater time to be involved in the ministry of sharing Christ and his Kingdom values with the world around you.
international missions

International Missions – Building Upon John Piper’s Guidance

Over the past decade, John Piper’s categorical way of thinking about international missions and the local church has invigorated countless people.
Lies Christians Believe

Top 5 Lies Christians Believe

There are hundreds of lies Christians believe, either collectively or individually. I chose these five lies Christians believe because I have personally seen them infiltrate the church, the lives of my friends and family and my own life.
Small group

3 Abnormal Gifts for Your Small Group This Christmas

Here’s a different holiday idea: How about getting a few abnormal gifts for your whole small group?
engage with the Bible

How I Engage With the Bible

Growing up being homeschooled, my Dad taught my math lesson every morning before he left for work. And every morning as I walked into...
12 Secrets Most Leaders Won't Tell You

12 Secrets Most Leaders Won’t Tell You

Leadership is a journey…a journey that’s probably different than you thought it would be before you stepped into leadership. When I was young, I always...
too good to be true

Too Good to Be True

The word rolls off our tongue so easily. Good. “Wow, this cereal is so good!” “We had a good time at the park.” “Let me tell you where...
When Busy Becomes Too Busy

When Busy Becomes Too Busy: The Essential Business of Staying Connected to Your Heart

A few weeks ago, as I was talking with one of my mentors, my answer to a question she asked me left me in...
Believe in God

Why Do You Believe in God?

Great thoughts pertaining to the question "Why Do I Believe in God?" Fact, Faith or Emotion?

God Is at Work: The Jet Fuel of Evangelism

"In our Christian lives, and in evangelism in particular, our job is to be faithful."

3 Reasons I Love the Next Generation

It's been on my heart this past year to connect with young godly leaders on social media. There are so many amazing young people...

If Your Default Answer to ‘How Are You?’ Is ‘Busy,’ Read This

Ever have those days where you feel like you can’t get anything done? Where with every tick of the clock, your list continues to g.e.t.l.o.n.g.e.r.? Here...

4 Questions to Ask When You Heard from God

A few years ago, Leif and I visited the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. When we checked into a hotel near the historic...

The Strategic “Yes” and The Liberating “No”

During our course “Personal Well Being and Spiritual Formation” at Bethel Seminary, leadership coach (and friend) Michael Warden and I have enjoyed our time with some amazing leaders...

God Wants to Use All of Us by Greg Laurie

Who is called to “go into all the world and preach the gospel?” If you are a Christian, you are! We are! Jesus said,...

Ex-MLB Star and Pastor Darryl Strawberry Shares That His Granddaughter Is...

Baseball legend and pastor Darryl Strawberry announced on Instagram Friday morning that his granddaughter, MyLisa Reid, had been found safe and sound.

Ann Voskamp: What We Are Missing in God’s Vision for Hospitality

"It's not about becoming like Julia Child," says Ann Voskamp. "Hospitality is about welcoming in the marginalized as the next child of God."

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