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When someone uses their gifts of wisdom and teaching, we’re bound to hear an “Amen.” People will line up to express gratitude for their having brought biblical truth and life application. When someone uses their gift of prayer, we wait expectantly on God to respond. When someone uses

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Last week, I wrote about what I believe is the key to effective problem-solving. In fact, I called it solving the problem before the problem. That key is attitude. I believe that a positive attitude in the face of a problem affects how you approach

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#1 – “God Made Me Aware Of This Situation So That I Can Pray About it.” One of the things that bothers me about the body of Christ is how often Christians will actually use prayer as an excuse for inactivity.  When we pray about something

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Everyone needs mentoring.  Mentoring is listening to someone who has made more mistakes than you.  I’ve made a lot of mistakes in 47 years of ministry, and they all boil down to these ten:  1.    “HANDLE MONEY CORRECTLY”  Spend less than you earn—try to save

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I have always found it interesting that I Corinthians 13 is sandwiched in between a chapter having to do with spiritual gifts and speaking in tongues.  I know that all of us have probably heard it read at a wedding…but what if we took this

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Sermons by Francis Chan, best-selling author of Crazy Love, Forgotten God, Erasing Hell, Multiply, and You and Me Forever. Francis is the host of the BASIC.series (Who Is God & We Are Church). Currently, he is planting churches in the San Francisco area. For more

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I’ve had enough. I’ve heard the lies too many times. It’s time for them to end. The lies are about pastors and staff. They are false statements that seem to have some traction. They are diminishing the respect of pastors. And, for the most part, they are

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by Matt Thrasher Have you ever been to an island…Let’s say Fiji or Hawaii, maybe somewhere in the Caribbean? I have had the privilege of traveling to many exotic places with my wife, many of which have been islands. The one thing all islands have in

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