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The Lord's Prayer—Part B

  • Ian Carmichael
  • 18 July 2018

Are you familiar with Part B of the Lord’s Prayer?

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Love your church’s young adults

  • Ruth Baker
  • 16 July 2018

A disparaging view of young adults is not biblical.

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Contentment is hard

  • Lee Carter
  • 11 July 2018

Why is it so difficult to resist the urge to grumble? And why does it matter?

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Assigned meaning vs inherent meaning

  • Tom Pattison
  • 9 July 2018

“You have your meaning, and I have mine.”

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The 'family roles' model: Reflections on 1 Thessalonians 2

  • Simon Flinders
  • 4 July 2018

1 Thessalonians 2 is a fascinating chapter for helping us think through what ministry should look like, because in the space of just a few verses Paul compares himself to a father, a mother, and a child.

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How to prepare for Sunday

  • Cassie Watson
  • 2 July 2018

What did you do to prepare for church last week? You may think this is an irrelevant question if you’re not a pastor or service leader, but we can be better disciples—and disciple-makers—if we give careful thought to how we meet together.

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It got a laugh

  • James Cary
  • 27 June 2018

A basic rule of preaching seems to be that, no matter how long your sermon is, you’re allowed to take up a minute or two at the start telling a joke.

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Reading into discipleship: How to really own a book

  • Laura Denny
  • 25 June 2018

Do you ever pick up a book—and a few pages in you realize you’re not sure what you just read?

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Pruning our thorns

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 20 June 2018

We’re bearing fruit, we’re being as faithful to God as we know how to be, and we aren’t pursuing happiness the way the world tells us to. Doesn’t this make us the good soil?

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How to share the gospel with a stranger

  • Michael Taylor
  • 18 June 2018

Christians talk about the importance of fishing and the abundance of fish, and we tell others to fish—but few actually go out and fish, because we feel we’re no good at it. Here's some practical tips so you will be more confident in getting out there and putting your line in the water.

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