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How to encourage your group leader

  • Richard Sweatman
  • 28 October 2019

Sometimes we expect our small group leaders to faithfully go about their ministry no matter what—always there, always ready to serve... essentially emotionless reliable small-group-leading AIs.

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Wrestling with forgiveness

  • Benjamin Swift
  • 21 October 2019

The seemingly natural responses to pain brought about by other people can be the most difficult things to wrestle with when it comes to living a Christian life.

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Gethsemane and the prosperity gospel

  • Nathan Dempsey
  • 14 October 2019

When you hear the term ‘prosperity gospel’, do you think of the stereotype perpetuated by the movement’s prominent leaders: someone who either was wealthy or wanted to be wealthy?

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Just give me a sign

  • Angus Martin
  • 7 October 2019

Have you ever felt like you wanted a sign from God to know what to do? I know I have from time to time! But asking for signs can be dangerous.

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Surprisingly useful advice on friendship

  • Laura Denny
  • 30 September 2019

I’m reluctant to admit just how long it took before I was able to acknowledge that these “too basic to be helpful” lessons were making a noticeable difference in how I thought, acted and communicated in my friendships.

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The apprentice’s miracle

  • Phillip Jensen
  • 23 July 1998

Fred was an old man when he told me the story of his miracle.

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Practical tips for sharing the gospel with a stranger

  • Michael Taylor
  • 16 September 2019

I try to set time aside every couple of weeks to walk up to strangers and share the same powerful gospel that saved me. Many Christians want to do this but lack confidence, so here are some practical tips from my own experience.

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To travel or not to travel

  • Stephen Liggins
  • 9 September 2019

Despite what many people say, you don’t have to travel! It is not a need or a right, something to which you are entitled.

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Rightly handling the word of truth: How to teach the Bible to children

  • Alison Mitchell
  • 1 November 2007

Because the Bible is God’s inspired word, it’s important to treat it carefully when teaching it to others. But how does this apply to children’s ministry?

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Am I serving others with how I post photos?

  • Pip Taylor
  • 26 August 2019

If as Christians all we have to share online is how great or memorable parenthood or our children are, it’s not helpful for us or others.

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