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You’re Never Alone When You’re Sharing Jesus

Most believers understand the "ought to" side of sharing our faith. We know we ought to do so. Some of us understand the "how to." In fact, churches have been quite good at equipping and educating believers in the finer points of the gospel and the act of sharing it. But on a …

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Why God Gets All the Credit

When I hit dating age, I was afraid to ask girls out on dates. Until I met Angie. I asked her repeatedly, and she repeatedly said no, until she finally said yes, and the rest is a beautiful history. Sometimes we view our relationship with God as though we asked God to save us …

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When You Go with the Gospel, You Never Go Alone

There is no feeling on earth like the feeling of helping someone find Jesus and trust Him for the very first time. Sometimes, in our talk about "missions," we forget that this is really what missions is all about. Going to every nation starts with going to the next person with …

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God Wants to Bring Life to Others Through You

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One of the greatest problems facing Christianity today is our lack of confidence. We lack confidence in ourselves, in the Gospel, and in the church. And often, we allow the culture to back us into a corner In silence because of its misunderstandings about the nature of all …

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Let’s Make Disciples of All the Nations… Today!

Sad List of Unreached People Groups

Jesus told us plainly, don't talk about a harvest happening someday. Look at the fields that are white for the harvest today. As long as we see the Great Commission as some far off, unreachable goal, we will remain far off from reaching our goal. Earlier today, 175 people …

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Join the Adventure

Rejected. Overlooked. Insignificant. Those are labels formerly worn by four fishermen in ancient Galilee until Jesus came along. He, a respected young Rabbi, stood on the shores of the lake and called out, Come, follow me, and I will show you how to fish for people! (Matthew 4:19 …

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We Are Christ’s Ambassadors, So…

We usually associate the word grace with the idea that God forgives our sins and saves us when we least deserve it. But God's grace doesn't stop working with us at the moment of our salvation. His grace motivates our growth and is the reason why He calls us to such a high and …

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5 Ways to Encourage People Into God’s Family

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I've heard plenty of sermons about how our evangelistic ineffectiveness is directly attributable to our lack of love for lost people. Usually somewhere in those sermons is the phrase, "We just don't care enough." While I'm sure that's true to one degree or another at any given …

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Whatever It Takes, Short of Sin

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At Grace Hills, we will do whatever it takes, short of sin, to find people far from God and lead them to life in Jesus. That's one of our core values, and it's the one that probably creates the most tension for Christians. It's a value that is drawn straight from Scripture: I …

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Everybody Belongs In the Church, Including You

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I'm white. So when I die, I'll go to white heaven, right? Actually, a Jewish man named John once had a God-given vision of what heaven would look like, and what he saw was more like "a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing …

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