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This Mysterious Thing Called Church

In this new Wednesday evening message series, I'm going to be talking about a very misunderstood subject - the church - in light of what God's Word has to say about it. What a privilege it is to be a part of a local church family! …

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A Little Church Web Site Discipline

I began doing freelance web site design primarily because of a tremendous lacking of high quality web sites among today's churches. For most churches, maintaining a web site seems a trifle luxury, but I see it as a necessity. Even still, I'll admit that many churches with web sites really shouldn't have... After perusing most of the internet (that's an exaggeration) to see as many church web sites as possible, I've put together a little list of my greatest church web site pet …

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One Awesome Generation

This past weekend, our church held a DiscipleNow weekend with our teens. Chris Selby, whom God is using in amazing ways as Youth Minister at Maysville Baptist Church, led our kids through The Gospel Journey, a video series about evangelism. I was made aware of the power of this up and coming generation. …

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The Josiah Generation

One of my favorite Bible heroes is Josiah, the eight-year-old king of Israel. When he was a teenager, he commissioned some repairs on the Temple and the Book of the Law was recovered and brought to him. He took it and read it privately and it sparked a passion in his heart to see revival in his generation. …

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God Must Be Up To Something

When Satan attacks, it's usually because God is up to something pretty neat. I told you in yesterday's blog that we dealt with delays, flight problems, ice on the road, and crazy driving. I forgot to mention that one of the ladies who was coming had pneumonia and couldn't make the trip. Then today on a subway, two of us were robbed. …

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On Russian Soil

Yesterday, I headed out of Bentonville at about 6:30 a.m. for the Tulsa International Airport. On the way, I drove through snow and saw about 15 cars off the road and slowed down to about 25 mph. Finally I broke free in time to get to the airport to find our flight delayed a little over an hour. When we finally made it to Atlanta, our flight was delayed yet again, which turned out to be a blessing since Sue Husser was joining us from Louisiana and made it to the gate as we …

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Legalism Free

Our second message in the Wednesday evening message series, Exposed: Shocking Truths About Liberated Living, pertained to the idea that we can live legalism free! Legalism is perhaps an overused term, but it's also an over-lived one. It's defined in different ways by different people and debated in all kinds of religious circles. …

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To Flash Or Not To Flash

Flash designers amaze me. I thoroughly enjoy making graphic mockups, slicing them up and coding them for the web, then integrating them into a content management system. But those who can take a blank canvas and turn a movie into a website baffle my mind. However... Flash-based sites can also be the most annoying in the world. …

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Shocking Truths Exposed!

I've struggled a bit for direction in what to teach in our midweek Bible study. I had wanted to tackle the subject of grace as it relates to living the Christian life. But I also wanted to touch on the subject of joy and how seldom we possess it. I thought also of the subject of the fulness of the Holy Spirit. All seem interrelated and books and materials abound on the subjects. Therefore, I've been reading from about six different books on the subject. …

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e-Junkie Helps You Sell Online!

One of the easiest ways to sell downloadable products (or any products, for that matter) is to use e-junkie. What's so great about it? You don't have to operate your own shopping cart script, so it's great for blogs. They offer javascript-powered buttons that keep shoppers on your site. In fact, they can even view their cart at any time from your site without jumping to e-junkie until the point of sale. Add in the value of a built-in, ready-to-go affiliate program and you've …

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