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Why is 2013 Going to Rock at Grace Hills?

2013

2012 was an awesome year for Grace Hills! Angie and I arrived in northwest Arkansas with a big dream and have continued to be amazed at the great things God has done this year. We launched on January 15 with 176 people in attendance, far exceeding our goals and expectations. And in the last year, we've baptized …

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Leading In the New Year [Audio]

As a Pastor, I've always gotten excited about January 1. Everybody is busy at Christmas and while it's a great time for outreach, it's also a great time to get distracted from kingdom growth. January provides a month when people are calming down, seeking peace, and making fresh starts and new commitments. It's …

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Do You REALLY Want to Change?

This is based on my sermon for New Year's, which comes from [youversion]2 Timothy 2:21[/youversion] and surrounding verses. Is it even possible to really change? Millions of people must be asking that question, especially as we face another new year. You may already have a list of areas of your life you're …

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Questions to Ask Each New Year

Donald Whitney has a way of putting things in perspective. He's listed 31 great questions to ask at the beginning of each new year. Here are my favorites... What's one thing you could do this year to increase your enjoyment of God? What's the most humanly impossible thing you will ask God to do this …

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Chris Brogan's Three Words for 2009

Chris Brogan is one of the very few people whom I would say "get it" when it comes to social media. I read him daily and soak up all I can about how to communicate with the world at large. He's written an excellent post about finding three words that express your goals for 2009. His are pretty cool. Mine, more …

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Four Ways I Want to Grow

Download the MP3 Based on Luke 2:52 ONE GREAT TRUTH: Instead of issuing New Year's "resolutions," I prefer to focus on some areas in which I want to grow in the upcoming year, and those areas are modeled by the growth of Jesus Himself. There are no printable notes for this message, just the audio …

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2008 Already?

Yep, another year. Tonight I've thought about the upcoming year differently than usual. Instead of focusing only on my intentions for the upcoming year, I've thought a lot about the unpredictables. What might change? How will things be different? Who will be the next President? How will the economy perform? The …

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I Am Resolved!

”I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” –Psalm 34:1Have you made a list of your New Year’s resolutions yet? Perhaps you’ve given up on them altogether but I still see the value in doing a periodic evaluation of where I’m at and committing myself to take life to another …

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God’s New Thing for Your New Year

Based on Isaiah 43:18-21 The passage we are reading is quoted out of context quite often. I have heard well-meaning Christians say, “God says He will do a new thing… well this is it!” But what exactly is it that Isaiah is talking about? Remember that Isaiah very accurately prophesied of the Babylonian …

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