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Sermon Video: Dealing with Depression

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This past Sunday, I preached the second part of a series called Overwhelmed, and I dove into the subject of defeating depression based on the story of Elijah. It was, perhaps, the most personal message I've ever preached in terms of sharing my own struggle. The response has been …

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Video: The Wife and I Make Some Sermon Promo Magic

Blooper Reel

What better way to teach about how desperately we need grace to make marriage work than to ask my wife to join me for part of the message to talk about how much grace we've needed to make our marriage work! So to promote this weekend's service, we shot a little promo video …

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This Coming Weekend: How to Have Hope Every Day

Why We Hope Sermon Series

Easter offers us hope for the forgiveness of sin and for eternal life. But there is more! God offers us some huge reasons to have hope every single day! In part two of Why We Hope, coming up this Sunday at Grace Hills, we'll look at the three big gifts Jesus gives today to help …

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How to Tell Stories Like Scott Simon

Scott Simon is a journalist with National Public Radio. He's been telling huge stories for most of his career and he's an expert when it comes to phraseology and keeping a conversational tone. Whether you're telling a story in a speech or sermon, or shooting a short video for a …

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Christmas Food Court Flash Mob, Hallelujah Chorus

via All I can say is... hallelujah! …

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How to Promote Your Online Church Campus

Jay Kranda and Saddleback Church Online

THIS is cool! Jay and Jordan Kranda put this together (possibly with other conspirators) as a way to promote the Saddleback online campus. Jay has a big heart for this ministry and it shows. I want to make some observations after you watch... There are several things to …

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Toy Story 3: Inception Trailer – Awesome Creativity!

Toy Story 3: Inception

You may have seen this, but having seen both movies, I thought this was genius!! Hat Tip to Khayyam (@iamkhayyam) …

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Learning from the Launch of Chick-fil-A's Spicy Chicken Sandwich

Chick-fil-A Spicy Chicken

When I see a Holstein cow (the black and white kind), I think of chicken! That's because of the ingenious branding and marketing efforts of Chick-fil-A. They've created a truly remarkable product, but the product is only the beginning of the story. Chick-fil-A has created a …

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Children and the Age of Accountability

I've always believed in an age of accountability for sin. Children and babies who die don't go to hell, period, and John Piper does a wonderful job of explaining why in ultra-simple terms. …

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Did An Earthquake Happen Because God Was Mad?

This may sound like the question of a child, but it's a question that is on the hearts of millions of adults. I don't understand God's ways - they are above mine, so I don't presume to have all the answers. But thankfully Jesus once addressed a group of people who had a similar …

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