Article 2.7.18

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But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy (1 Peter 1:15-16 NIV).  The concept of holiness may seem archaic. After all, it conjures up ideas of a Puritan lifestyle which long ago became outdated. Negative connotations of a...

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Article 1.31.18

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The Merriam Webster Dictionary provides us the following definition for the word revitalize: “to give new life or vigor to.” Indeed, revitalize can be described as “breathing new life into, reinvigorating, rejuvenating, stimulating, reanimating, etc.” It is a beautiful...

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Article 1.24.18

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Some years ago, two great pastors from our denomination conducted a survey of the twenty-five largest, fastest growing churches in our nation. These congregations were located in different areas of our country, and they were diverse in background/composition. Yet, John Bisagno notes that the...

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Article 1.17.18

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“Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21 NIV). Within this simple, direct proverb, we are reminded that there can be a distinction between our plans and God’s plan for us. No doubt, all of us have specific...

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Article 1.10.18

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“A church in a prominent place attracts attention. Like a shining city on a hill radiating light in all directions, the church is to radiate the light of Jesus Christ to the world around us. As so graphically described by our Lord in the Sermon on the Mount, ‘You are the light of the...

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Article 1.3.18

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The words of the Apostle Paul ring true as we begin a new year of ministry and work: “So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days” (Ephesians 5:15-16 NLT). It is incumbent upon us...

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Article 12.20.17

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Whether it was on a car bumper or a T-shirt, you have probably seen the fish symbol and associated it with the Christian faith. (I even have a Christian fish ornament for my Christmas tree!) The emblem has become widely recognized as a visual representation of Christianity. But did you know that...

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Article 12.13.17

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Think of it. Before the foundation of the world was laid, God had conceived His redemptive plan to reconcile His creation unto Himself. He determined to send His one and only Son on a sacrificial mission. God took on flesh, dwelt among humanity, and offered Himself for the sins of the world...

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Article 12.6.17

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Worship is central to who we are as believers. As a matter of fact, I am convinced that this is our chief goal, and indeed, God’s purposeful plan. Throughout Scripture, we observe that our Lord is working toward the fulfillment of a world filled with His glory, a kingdom where all...

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Article 11.29.17

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At the 2017 Bethlehem Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders, John Piper declared, “God is up to something unprecedented.” He then went on to cite the assessment of noted church historian, Mark Noll: The Christian church has experienced a larger geographical redistribution in the...

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