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I Know My Purpose… Now What?

I have a relationship with Jesus Christ. I'm saved and secure. I'm on my way to heaven someday. But I still live here and I know that my purpose is to glorify Jesus Christ in all of the life that I have left. But how? A common plight Christians suffer is this wrestling …

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The Scarlet Thread by W. A. Criswell

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This weekend, I'll be preaching from Joshua 2 concerning the scarlet thread that runs through all of Scripture, foreshadowed and typified by the scarlet line which Rahab the harlot let down from her window. That scarlet thread signaled to the approaching Israelites that everyone …

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Mind Mapping and Sermon Preparation

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Below is a mind map. Behold... If you've never used mind mapping, you might want to give it a try. I've found it to be an excellent tool for brainstorming, organizational charting, sermon preparation, memorization of large amounts of data, planning, and collaboration. …

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My Favorite Social Media Tools

I'm writing this post "in the moment." That is, I want to articulate these things, but my own social media habits change with the wind, which is how I've stumbled onto these things to begin with. Many are already familiar to most people who will be reading my blog, but I wanted …

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Back to Real Purity

Another politician has fallen, along with another high-profile Pastor. Both stories come within weeks of each other. Adultery. The moral fabric of a home torn. Some marriages may survive it, though they'll walk with a permanent limp. Others will never recover. Carnage will lie …

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I'm Frustrated with All This Free Stuff!

Here's something I find funny. It's how quick we are to complain about everything that gets handed to us for free. We may just be the most spoiled generation in history, but we tend to suck the joy out of freebies. Examples, you ask? "Ah, stinkin' Twitter is down again!" (uh, …

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Life for Dads, 1909 to 2009

I tweaked this list from the original found here to fit the purposes of my welcome at church this morning. I though it was catchy... In 1909, fathers prayed their children would learn English. In 2009, fathers pray their children will speak English. In 1909, a father's …

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Real Change: When God Has You In Checkmate

Message Based on The Life of Paul, Acts 9 Change is a tough word. It's all around us in technology, nature, and culture. Yet I think we fail to understand the most powerful change of all which happens in a human soul that meets and trusts Jesus. Paul had things going for …

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Just Turn To Jesus, It’s That Simple

Confession: Christianity is a mess! But that's the tendency of religion isn't it? We have too many denominations, too many moral failures among leaders, and too much quibbling over secondary issues. We argue about music styles, dress codes, and politics. Let's admit it. And …

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What the World Wide Web Can Never Do

The internet began for information. It also exists for inspiration, community, and commerce. It's called the net or the web because of the intricate connections created between people and organizations. The average person will consume more information in a month than would have …

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