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In Seasons of Waiting, Learn to Love People

In Seasons of Waiting, Learn to Love People

Relationships ultimately matter more than anything else on earth because people are the only things guaranteed to exist forever. God is building a forever family and he not only wants you in it, but he also wants you to love the rest of his family and to know that you are loved by him and by his family.

How Your Faith Can Make You Whole

How Your Faith Can Make You Whole

When Jesus says, “Your faith has made you whole,” what does he mean? Among most Christians today, there are two competing interpretations. On the one hand are those who emphasize the power of one’s faith. The more faith you have, the more likely you are to receive a...

What Does it Mean to Be Fully Committed to God?

What Does it Mean to Be Fully Committed to God?

This is a question I've been pondering over quite often lately. What does it actually look like to be fully committed to God? A fully devoted disciple of Christ? To be "all in"? I've had to honestly own up to the fact that my answer to this question was different just...

You Can Lead by Fear or Lead by Love

You Can Lead by Fear or Lead by Love

When I was a Pastor on staff at Saddleback Church, one of my favorite spots to hang out on the weekends was the green room, backstage. It's not just that some kind volunteers stock it with breakfast burritos on Sunday mornings or hot Thai food in the evenings, it was...

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

Deep in the heart of every leader I've ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to this? When I went to take the test for my driver's license... When I enrolled in college... When I bought the ring to...

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