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Has God Forsaken His People?* Some things are non-negotiable. God’s covenant with Israel is one of them. How could He have made Himself more clear? He gave His oath to Abram, and reiterated it six more times to Abraham, to his son Isaac and to his grandson

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So much change. Such rapid changes. I have noted on numerous occasions the incredible pace of change impacting churches. Another change is increasingly become more evident: how and when churches make land purchases. Here are six major shifts: Churches are more reticent to purchase land at all.

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I’ve observed something in healthy, growing churches this last year that I think is very important for church leaders. The churches experiencing the most healthy growth tended to have a discipleship approach in the form of a path. Meaning, they had thought through how they

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Consider it a sheer gift, friends, when tests and challenges come at you from all sides. You know that under pressure, your faith-life is forced into the open and shows its true colors. So don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let it do

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I can’t get Galatians 1:10 out of my head…Paul writes something that every leader (and every follower of Christ) should aspire to be able to say…that he is not living to please men…but rather to please Christ. We ALL say this…and yet it is SO easy

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The Israeli government is not building new Settlements Settlements are not the Major Obstacle to Peace While settlements can be a source of conflict, they are not the major obstacle to peace. From 1948-1967 no Israeli settlements existed, yet the Palestinian leadership and the Arab World still

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As a pastor for 33 years, I often wondered why so many new believers drop out of the Christian “race.”  Their conversion is genuine but their endurance is sporadic.  It seems to me that as many as 2/3 of the conversions in our churches never

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